Just a quick update with some pretty pictures of what I’ve been up to. 🙂 Last weekend I whipped up these pillows. I used my modern quilt as you go technique to be featured in my book coming out this year. 🙂 Even better, I will be doing a tutorial on these cuties over at Moda Bakeshop so stay tuned. I’ll be sure to announce it here and FB. Fun stuff!
Here’s the quilting up close. What i love about quilt as you go is it eases you into free-motion quilting. I didn’t start free-motion quilting until now.
The fabric collection I used is called April Showers by Bonnie and Camille. I absolutely HAD TO HAVE THIS. With the raindrops and umbrellas, it’s sooo Quilting in the Rain! 😉
On a completely different note, I wanted to share some photos of a little family getaway we did last weekend. We took a 15 min. ferry across the sound to Whidbey Island and stayed at the cutest little b&b cottage for one night. It felt like we were so far away from the city, yet we were close to home.
I admit that there wasn’t much to do because it was a quiet little town in the middle of winter, but it was so nice just doing NOTHING for once. When everything closed by 6pm we found a Redbox, bought a bunch of junk food and did a movie night with the munchkin. Plus we got the amazing winter rates on the cottage, lol!
And here’s my subtle transition back into fabrics…
On our way home we stopped at this quilt shop called In Stiches in Anacortes. Don’t you love hunting down quilt shops when you’re in a new town? We could have taken a quick 15 min. ferry back home, but I insisted we take the “scenic route” which happened (okay, totally planned) to pass us by this shop.
Anyway, it wasn’t hard to miss with it being neon green…
It was a cute shop! Here’s the loot I came out with. You know that I don’t usually buy patterns, but I love this particular ‘Swoon’ pattern by Thimble Blossoms. I hot got hooked after seeing everyone’s swoon quilts on instagram, which I’m a bit obsessed with.
I also got Camille Roskelley’s latest book ‘Simply Retro’ which is a Stashbook! I absolutely love the style and format of Stashbooks with their clean and simplified instructions and beautiful pictures. I’m happy to say that my upcoming book will also be a Stashbook. They’re the first place I thought of when I did my book submission.
Oh, and right across the street from the quilt shop was one of my favorite bakeries called Calico Cupboard. So I bought all my quilty stuff followed by major carb-loading. yay!
All in all, last weekend was so much fun and jam-packed! We did the one-nighter at the cottage, ended up all the way in Anacortes and found that quilt shop, and then I cranked out these pillows the next day, followed by a birthday party shortly after.
With that, I leave you with a couple fun pictures of my little quilt models.
and for all of you Paige fans… 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my ‘online journal’ of all my quilty endeavors. Happy Quilting!