Saturday, December 21, 2013

Playing With the Rolling Stones Blocks and Some Fun Wins

I may not have much time in the sewing room lately, but I'm trying to make the most of what time I do have! The Rolling Stones blocks are all finished up--36 of them--and yes, even trimmed. I had to trim them to 9 1/4" which may (ahem) affect some of the outside points.
Finished Rolling Stones blocks
That resulted in some remeasuring exercises. Like about three times worth and then I still cut off too much from my centerpiece. Grrr... Only about 1/2" though. No big. Certainly not enough to try and add fabric back on. ha! Oh no. I'm going to have to fudge the dickens out all my sewing from here on out though.

Seriously though, I'm thinking I need to stay away from working on any heirloom quality quilt projects (if I actually ever had any) right about now. My mind is obviously far, far away on all the presents that need wrapped and what in the world am I making for the extended family holiday dinner on Sunday? Quilting obviously equals Avoidance around here.

Works for me! (Can't you tell from the picture below?) I stumbled upon an ingenious solution for my sashing fabric. I pretty much decided that I'm going to use up some of those hard to work with light greens in the totes. Love how it ties back in with the Scrap Basket, lightens and brightens the entire quilt plus makes me feel frugal 'cuz I'm being virtuous and shopping here at home. Always a plus this time of year.*wink
Auditioning the sashing fabric
Also, two packages arrived in the mail yesterday that felt like an early Christmas present. The first one I opened was a Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Days win from Dragonfly Fabrics. I literally sucked my breath in at these lovelies! I thought I'd be making a fun little summer/baby quilt out of these, but after seeing them in person, I think they just might be the special something I've been looking for to jazz up a stack of fabric I've been hoarding for awhile!
Dragonfly Fabrics Win
The other package had these really fun, bright fabrics from Lizzie B Cre8ive. Perfect for making a quilt for a niece or nephew! I entered my 'All Grayed Down'  and 'Vintage Reproduction' quilts in Amy's 2013 Bloggers Fall Quilt Festival and won a prize from the random drawing earlier in the fall. I had almost completely forgotten about it when I stumbled upon their site during the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Days! When I checked up on my Quilt Festival win with them, the Lizzie B Cre8tive gals were super nice and sent it right out to me.
Lizzie B Cre8ive Win
First time to win a prize from either of those blog hops, but I'm saying a big THANK YOU today!


  1. Lovely mail you've been getting Audrey.

    Nobody will notice a few slightly off points here and there. Heirloom quality is in the eye of the beholder anyway !

  2. How can you even think about gifts and cooking with all that fabric loveliness in the house? Especially the leafy fabric. Hope you have a happy Christmas.

  3. I'm loving this project so much!! The blocks look wonderful with the center and the black border frames it so well.. I'm with Shay, no one will notice a few points missing here and there. Your prizes are both awesome, really fun beautiful fabrics!!

  4. Your project is coming along very well even if it does miss a few points - I don't think anyone will really notice.

    Lovely wins!

  5. los bloques se ven preciosos !!!
    las telas maravillosas, la de hojas es divina
    feliz año nuevo

  6. AWesome win!! LOVE those fabrics! And don't you just love when you find the solution right in your own stash....Oh happy day! Rejoicing with you!

  7. Awesome mail day for sure! I can't wait to see what you do with those gorgeous fabrics! Congratulations again, so happy for you!

  8. What lovely new fabrics. Sorry about the cut off points, but nobody ever seems to notice such things except the maker.

  9. nice wins! we can always use more stash right - I somehow very often cut off areas where I need a point and it gets chopped off - I rarely ever fix it so it will be perfect - what can I say - I just never feel like being perfect :)

  10. Wow, lovely wins, congratulations! You'll have much fun with these. I love your Rolling Stones blocks, as a RS fan I should make a quilt of these blocks someday...

  11. Congratulations on your lovely new fabric. I know it won't be long before we see you using it in a terrific new project.

  12. I had several points missing on my Christmas Journey border. Once the quilts are washed and crinkle no one ever notices, and that is what we love about old quilts. I love the way your quilt is coming together.

  13. Merry Christmas!
    May the joy of Christmas fill your heart.
    Beautiful works!! :)

  14. Wow, I love all your new fabrics. Lucky you.
    Merry Christmas


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