Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lots Happening!

So many exciting things happening!!!

I just got off the phone with UPS and they told me that my fabric has cleared customs and I should have it either tomorrow or Friday.


Yippee skippee!  Woo hoo!  Eureka!  Huzzah! and whatever other exclamation I can't think of at the moment to add to the mix!!!  I can't wait to see it wrapped as bolts.  I'm light-headed now.   Can you imagine how I'll be when I see the REAL thing?  Oh my!

I finished binding my school house quilt and even though the batiks are totally out of my box, I really love the way it turned out.  Thank you, Alice for another wonderful quilting job.  I believe the edge-to-edge design that she used is called "Evening Primrose".



And lastly, I've been cutting and sewing on our "Stopped Me in my Tracks" quilt-a-long in order to have a better idea of the yardage that we'll need to complete it.

Sew here are my plans.

Let's see how much I can accomplish between now and Friday morning and I'll post the yardage requirements sometime on Friday.  That will give you the weekend to shop your stash and/or LQS (local quilt shop) to come up with your fabric.  On Monday, I'll post the link to the PDF file with my instructions and diagrams as well as a step-by-step tutorial with photos in order to make the process even easier than it already is.  

How's that?  Are you still in?

You're gonna L-O-V-E it!!!

Happy stitching!

34 comments:

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

I'm hoping to squeeze it in! I love this timeless quilt.

Phyllis said...

Perfect timing!! We are expecting some rain and snow this weekend in Colorado. Great time to be in the sewing room. Have an awesome day.

Mimi said...

I am in!!!

Janet O. said...

I so look forward to seeing your fabric line!
And your batik house quilt turned out beautifully. What fun!
I look forward to SAVING your SAL instructions, because I am keeping a promise to myself that I will do no SALs this year. : )

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh squeal! How exciting. Can't wait to see the fabric in person myself. Love the house quilt. I look forward to watching the progress of your next quilt.

Lesley said...

I can hear the squeals from here! So excited for you!

Colleen said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous! Congratulations!!

paulette said...

Ohhh...I can't wait to see your fabric line!! So exciting...and a Canadian to boot! My yellow fabric is on order...so I will be watching and waiting...and waiting...and waiting... Thanks for doing this!

Clare said...

Love your quilts,so I will be in for your next SAL. Happy Stitching.

CJ said...

YES ! I am still in ! THANKS

Shirley S said...

I'm still in. And, I must tell you how much I love your school house quilt, it is simply beautiful. On my bucket list.............

sunny said...

I love your houses, and the quilting is perfect. I'm trying to refrain from joining the SAL, but I think I'll cave before Friday. If I can find the perfect fabric like you have. . . . .

Susan said...

I am in. Can't wait to make this two color quilt.

Quilt Hollow said...

Was that you? I thought I heard some delightful squeals off in the distance earlier. I'm anxious to see your line too! How flipping exciting! I'm normally not a batik gal either...but the houses...darling!

sandi s said...

I'm still in! 😊 Your house quilt is gorgeous! Hugs,

Ruth K said...

Great!!!like every proyect that you have shared.

Lorraine Willey said...

I'M in for sure

Needled Mom said...

Still in here. You schoolhouse quilt looks beautiful.

colleen said...

Yes and yes
The school house quilt turned out so nice

Tina said...

I love your house quilt! I'm definitely in and I can't wait 'til Friday!!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Congratulations on the school house quilt finish. It looks wonderful.
Greetings,
Sylvia

C Shoemaker said...

Yep, still in.....the schoolhouse quilt is lovely! Chris

Pam in IL said...

Your post makes me HAPPY HAPPY! Congrats on the quilt finish and the new fabric too. Looking forward to the QAL!

conny's quilts said...

Hi Karen I just loved this yellow and white quilt so much, I almost done making it! I had just the right fabric in my cubboard, and using the picture I made my plan. And so at last sunday I started cutting and sewing (the spring weather is very bad in the Netherlangds nowadays, looks like it is winter again) I used 2 1/2"strips and it turned out so loveley. I am curious how you plan to make it!
I am already thinking of handquilting it, but how?
Kind greetings Connny

Mama Bell said...

Yes, Yes and Yes! Still in. I love your ideas, your taste in quilts. Thanks for doing all the hard work so that we can enjoy making this beautiful, simple quilt.

susan hemann said...

love your fabric!! how can I purchase it? where?

Libby said...

Yes, excited and love, love your school house quilt !

Inspirational !!!!!

Mary said...

Love the School houses! Have fun stitching away on your quilt-a-long. I have to resist this time. Hope I can get some of your fabrics locally!

Mary said...

Love the School houses! Have fun stitching away on your quilt-a-long. I have to resist this time. Hope I can get some of your fabrics locally!

edie said...

Still in!

Beautiful school house quilt.

See you on Friday.

Lesauri said...

Can't wait until tomorrow. Absolutely love the looks of this quilt and can't wait to get started. Also I love the looks of your fabric line, just hoping I can find it somewhere in Manitoba when it is released to the stores.

Me and My Stitches said...

How exciting - I can't wait to see more of your fabric - I see lots of cute little motifs to use in my jewelry. Love the quilt you are doing as a SAL - I look forward to seeing what everyone does with it!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Congratulations Kaaren on your fabric line!! Woohoo,,, sew exciting! A good friend of mine is a Rep for Blank so I will get to peek at it when she comes through town!! I offer her a room and a meal, that way I get great company and get to see whats new!! I know you will be making some very beautiful quilts with your special fabric!! Look forward to seeing them soon.

martha bilski said...

Love that design. I may add it to my queue if it looks do able.
But it really is a timeless design.
And I look forward to your fabric design reveal!