I've had a great time putting all these together along with several more just waiting to be filled with crushed walnut shells! The buttons all came from my collection....some are vintage buttons that I've been collecting over the years, some are hand dyed buttons and others are fun novelty buttons I've found browsing fabric shops around the country. I love buttons almost as much as I love fabric.
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While I was digging through my stash I came across several pieces from the quilt that I made my mom and new she would love a pincushion out of the same fabric. I can hardly wait to give it to her!
It'll be a great little birthday gift, from her favorite daughter!
I am a bit of a introvert .......okay that is probably the understatement of the year......but I can be quite content and happy being alone for very long periods of time. I know for you extroverts that's a completely foreign concept, but for me it's true.
For a long time I really didn't see anything wrong with this comfort and for the most part I still don't, after all it is how the Lord created me.
But, I have come to realize that even though I'm okay with lots of alone time, I do need time with people. I need to be around others, interacting and engaged in activities with others...even if just for a short time. Since I can be so content being alone I've also realized that I have to force myself to get out of the house and engage with others.
With that realization in mind I made the decision to join the Quilting Clubhouse at Kelly Ann's Quilting in Warrenton, VA. Once a month I make the drive over to Kelly Ann's to spend some time with wonderful ladies who all share a common bond, the love of quilting and sewing!
While Kelly Ann and I are technically competitors, I don't see our relationship as one of competitors and I'm pretty sure she doesn't either. She has offered me invaluable advice as I've worked to set up and grow my online shop and I always feel welcome in her shop and free to pick her brain when I'm in need of help on the business side of life.
Below is the quilt top from last year (I'm in the middle with my quilt).
Once quilted this quilt is going in on our guest bed, along with some coordinating pillows.
|2012 Swirly Girls Clubhouse Quilt "Weekend Getaway"|
Last week we received the fabric, "Poppy Love" for the 2013 Clubhouse.
This quilt will be going on my own bed and will become the decorative theme for the master bedroom and master bath. We've lived here for over two years now and I couldn't decide on paint colors or curtains or anything for our bedroom, but when I saw this I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Though I am going to have to invest in several yards of extra fabric to complete the vision.
These blocks are extras....made from the scraps leftover from the month 1 block.
The one on the left is my first attempt at improv piecing. I guess it's not too bad.
We'll see what the rest of the ladies think....
I have decided that if they don't care for it, I'll keep it and make up a lap quilt or one of those bed runners, or maybe a pillow.
Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me for awhile!
Happy Stitching &
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