Thursday, December 31, 2009

Freestylin' Tuffets

Schnibbles Tuffets II
Originally uploaded by meganalayne
CONFESSION: One of my main problems in life = not following directions. As a quilter, that can lead to some, um, creative outcomes. I got really excited about making the Tuffets pincushions yesterday, then I looked at the directions AFTER I had already cut my fabric. Oops. So they don't look exactly like the ones on the pattern cover, but they're still pretty adorable, right?

I used a Nature's Notebook charm pack, from April Cornell. When I first saw this new collection on the Jolly Jabber a few months ago, I was oh so excited. I credit April Cornell's Sunshine collection for igniting my love affair with all things MODA a few years back, and this new collection coordinates perfectly with all that Sunshine yardage I haven't cut into yet. Seriously, now that I've started, I want a whole blue and yellow room using this stuff.

November Schnibbles update: See above about not following directions. I decided to make this Schnibbles into somewhat of a monstrous-sized Schnibbles quilt. Instead of making it a 4x4 quilt, I decided to make it 8x8. That makes for a crapola load of half-square triangles. I finished sewing them this weekend, now I just have to unpack my iron, ironing board, and find the "safe place" where I stashed the project for the ride home. I'll catch up eventually.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Deeeaaar Santa...

I know it's been awhile since I've written. Maybe I'm still a little peeved that you failed to deliver on the Holiday Barbie I wanted that one year, but I'm willing to forgive and forget if you'd take the time to consider the following Fat Quarter Shop items for my list this year...

Whatcha say, Santa? I've been too naughty this year to receive such generous gifts? In that case, here are a few other items I've been eyeing...

I'm pretty sure the girls who run the Jolly Jabber can vouch for my good behavior this year.

I'll be sure to leave the mint-flavored oreos for you this year!
- Megan

Okay, seriously. The folks from Fat Quarter Shop are hosting a giveaway. Compose a letter to Santa, indicating what in-stock item you'd like from FQS, blog it, then post it on THEIR blog, and they'll pick a lucky winner soon.