Friday, February 24, 2017

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? QuiltCon 2017!

Hi, all!

Wow!  It's Friday again - can you believe how fast the weeks go by?  But Friday means it's time to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready?  Let's get started!

I'm at QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah GA this weekend, enjoying classes with the likes of Angela Walters, Christa Watson, and Christina Cameli, and getting to meet some blog and Instagram friends in real life!  I have to say I'm really excited!!  With any luck I'll have been able to update this post with pictures from QuiltCon, but if I don't have access to internet, that may have to wait until next week.  If there aren't any pictures here, you can see what I've been seeing and doing by checking out my Instagram feed - I'm @fabricaddictquilts there.  I'm sure I'll be flooding IG with lots and lots of pictures!

And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?

What's making you do a little happy dance?

Share - we want to dance right along with you - 
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I May Have a Scrap Problem... Some Inspiration!

Hi, all!

It's time for another scrappy post, but today I am driving to Savannah, GA for QuiltCon 2017 - I'm so excited! - so I'm just going to share some inspiration with you today.  

First of all, I want to be sure you have a chance to see this fabulous post by Kat of Kat & Cat Quilts.  If you don't know Kat already, she is the brains behind Covered In Love, which was one of our Hands2Help charities last year.  She is also, by choice, a scrappy quilter, and she has a great idea for using up some of those precious small scraps that we hoard...

Bookmarks!  What a great idea!  Her technique is very simple and you can read all about it here.

And here are some pretties I've seen on Pinterest this week - lovely quilts one and all!

Isn't this a cool way to do a charm quilt?  I love the focus point the white squares give this one...

And I have long wanted to do a bookshelf quilt, but wasn't willing to commit to the "realistic" look - and yet I really love the way this one looks!  Less realism, but still gets its point across! And oh, the color!!

I love the background color in these next two - grays can make all those beautiful scraps really POP!

And this one just makes me smile!  You can make this using either four mini-charm packs, or by cutting one regular charm pack in to quarters - a great way to use up that random charm pack you've got sitting in your stash!  

You can find the links for all of these quilts and more on my "Oh Scrap!" Pinterest page - click here to go there!

So - - - do you feel inspired now?  I'm thinking about taking my sewing machine with me to Savannah - wonder if I'll have time to do any sewing???



Monday, February 20, 2017

Make-A-List Monday - An Easy Week!

Hi, all!

It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my home town.... how many of you remember that wonderful opening line?  Garrison Keillor is one of my favorites, and his stories of Lake Wobegon felt like visiting my crazy family!  Well, it's been a quiet week here, too - recuperating from an icky cold is no fun!  So let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Quilt and bind the next quilt in the Stunning Stars series.
Done!  I really love this one!

2.  Clean up the house for a LuLaRoe pop-up party here this coming Saturday morning.
Done!  It took almost all my energy, but the house looks decent again... and we had a fun party!  Oh, and I made a new curtain to cover the closet in my guest room (that's been needed for months now!)

3.  Quilt more of the quilts for Stash Builder Box.
Done!  I have four quilts ready to go to Amanda - not as many as I wanted to get to, but at least these are completely finished and ready for gifting...

4.  Pull together my class supplies for QuiltCon!
Done!  I have four lovely piles on my sewing table that I need to get into project bags, but at least they are pulled and ready!

5.  Write the tutorial for the next Stunning Stars quilt.
Done!  The quilt is named "Supernova", and you can read the tutorial here.

6.  Prepare my blogposts for next week (while I'm at QuiltCon!)
In progress!  I've got them started, just need to take some pics to finish them out...

7.  Finalize the charities and sponsor requests for Hands2Help.
Done!  You can read about the charities by clicking on the Hands2Help page under the header picture, and boy do we have some good sponsors lined up!  Plenty of room for more, if you have any suggestions, though!

8.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done!  We gave away a few quilts this week...

This quilt went to a woman recovering from surgery...

...and this one went to a gentleman who just moved into a nursing home.

And this quilt went to another brand new baby in our church!

I also did more than a little cooking, but I think the best of the week was this pot of chicken noodle soup!

I made it in my Instant Pot using this recipe, and wow is it amazing!  My husband said it was a miracle cure...  I have to say, it is a really easy recipe and gives you a wonderful chicken broth at the end.  I added a bag of frozen mixed veggies after cooking the noodles, but that's the only change I made in the recipe.

So that's how my week went - not too bad, all in all but I didn't have very high expectations!  And this week will be even easier because.... (drum roll) ... very early Wednesday morning I'll be leaving for QuiltCon East in Savannah, GA!  I'm so excited - I have classes with Angela Walters, Christa Watson and Christina Cameli, plus I've got a whole day free to meet up with people I only know through blogs.  How exciting!  So no list for me this week - I won't be back  until late Sunday night, and don't really have time to do much but pull my supplies together and pack between now and Wednesday morning!  The grandkids are keeping me busy Monday and Tuesday mornings while my daughter works, so there's not much time for anything extra.  But I get to play with the kids!  So it's all good.

So now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?