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Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice


It’s finally done. Here is the Sugar and Spice quilt. Not a hard to make or labour intensive quilt so I should have completed it a couple weeks ago but if you follow my blog, you know I have been busy with life stuff.
Here it is!

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That Darn Cat!


I tried to take a picture of the quilt top without my kitty Binks, but he would have no such thing tonight.
Option 4 is the design that won. The top is close to being done and hopefully will be by end of weekend. Phew! I got my daily post in before midnight!

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Help me choose what layout to use!


I came up with 4 very similar layouts for the sugar and spice quilt but I can’t decide on which one to use.  In each photo, it is only the middle column that has that minor difference.  Also, there will be a 2 inch cream sashing between each square.

Can you please lend a hand and let me know what one you think is most appealing?  This will be going to a baby girl.  Thanks in advance for your help on this.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

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Weekend Plans


My Moda Hullabaloo fabric arrived for the newly commissioned baby quilt. It is so soft and I just love the polka dots but I don’t think I will be able to do any sewing on it this weekend.  😦 I need to finish the pillows for the Mr.’s mom tonight so we can give them to her on the long weekend and do some new fabric laundry.  Then I need to turn the sewing room back into a guest room temporarily

Saturday my neice who just turned 18 and her boyfriend are spending the day in Niagara Falls (Canadian side) and then heading over for a BBQ dinner and spending the night.  I can’t believe she is 18 now and starting college in the fall.  Time flies so fast. I remember when she was 8 and we would spend Saturday nights making crafts together and baking.

Here they are!  I stole the picture from her Facebook page!  This was one of the many pre-prom pics taken by her parents.

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Oops I did it again…


I must confess.  I bought more fabric today.  I bought it on-line and am having it shipped to my work.  I can’t help it.  I sold a quilt today using my Moda Hullabaloo Charm Pack and I needed some more fabric to complete it!  However, I did managed to squeeze a couple items in there that are not related to this particular quilt…

 Today, I purchased the following items:

 Moda Hullabaloo Polka Dot Pastel for the backing and binding.  I purchased 3 yards of this.

 Warm & Natural Cotton Batting Baby/Crib Size.  I bought 2 of these even though I only need one…

 Fabric Editions Simple Vintage 2.5″ Jellies x 2.  Whoa!  Where did they come from?  Must have been a mistake on my part.  Too late to cancel the order.  I guess I will just have to deal with it and make something from them…

To see the pattern I am using, you can click here to view my previous post.

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You Continue to Inspire Me


As I approach 1000 hits, I would just like to thank everyone who has made their way to my blog at sometime or another.  Four months ago when I started blogging, I never would have expected to reach a 1000 hits.  Whoever you all are, you continue to encourage me on this journey and I am pleased as pie to share whatever I can with you.

The floor is almost done.  We stopped because the Mr came down with a horrible migraine and I ended up stabbing my right index finger with a piece of wood and it has swollen to twice it size.  Ouch.  Did I mention I am right-handed? 

The throw pillow for the Mr’s mom will be done once the swelling in my finger gets better.  I am managing to type well not using that finger so maybe I can manage sewing and pinning too? Hmm…

I have a baby quilt to quote on.  The purchaser is giving it to her colleague who is due in September.  This issue I am having is the purchaser is requesting it in multiple shades of white.  Neither of us are mom’s however, I feel a plain white baby quilt will not get used too often.  Babies make messes.  They can’t help it.  That’s just how it is.  I would hate having a pretty white quilt with green strained pea stains on it.  Or worse.  You can use your imagination here.  Also, all white is kinda boring.  Aren’t colours and shapes good for baby and helps encourage stimulation?  How do I convince the purchaser to let me run with the design and make something fun and colourful?  Something that can actually be used instead of stacked in the linen closet?

I found this pattern one day while blog surfing.  Yes, we all do it.  It helps us when our brains are stuck for ideas and how to’s and to reiterate that we are not going insane or becoming hoarders with all our beautiful fabric we keep buying.  Here is the picture to the link. 

 I want to make something like this from the Moda Hullabaloo Charm Pack I have.  Maybe I can convince the purchaser to buy it once the quilt top is complete.  Any suggestions?

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