Monday, July 27, 2009

Sewing with my BFF + a present

My family and I got to go and stay for a week with my BFF Erin and her family. We did lots of fun things, among them was sewing some Quilting Bee blocks together.

These blocks are for the Cottage Quilting Bee. July's block for Adina. My block is on the right and Erin's block is on the left.

Cottage Quilting Bee - July - for Adina

These blocks were also for the Cottage Quilting Bee. July we had 2 blocks to make and this yellow and gray block is for Tina. My block is on the right and Erin's block is on the left.

Cottage Quilting Bee - July - for Tina

We spent a whole week up with Erin's family and during that week was Erin's birthday. I was sneaky and called her Mom and asked her to get the measurements of Erin's sewing machine so that I could make her a cover.

I used my charm pack from the Fresh line and some ric-rac to make her the cover. Her sewing machine has the large tray on the bottom so there was no way to make the cover tighter. This way the cover is really easy to take on and off. It is not a great picture, I will try to get Erin to take a better one soon to really show you the cover up close.

sewing machine cover - a present

It was so nice to be able to hang out and sew together. Of course one day we went fabric shopping for hours and I came away with a HUGE amount of fabric. I had not bought fabric for 5 months or more since I first got sick, so it felt great! I mainly was buying fabric for the girl that I am having to make her bedding. I thought I wanted to use Mezzanine by Patty Young for Micheal Miller fabrics, but once we went shopping I found other fabrics.

Fabric for new baby

I gave my mom this stripe print and a Micheal Miller white with aqua dots, so she could make the bumper pads and I forgot to take a picture of them before I gave them to her. Most of these fabrics are from Pillow and Maxfield by Michael Miller, Whimsy Fabric Set in Pink. I need to find another yellow to go with this set.

fabric stack

Of course I had to buy other fabrics that I really do not need, but it was hard to stop once I got going. I am sure all of you understand.

Fabric haul

It was a great vacation.



Anonymous said...

How fun to have someone to fabric shop with!

I love the yellow flowers, and I'm scared of yellow.

Beth said...

love those blocks! you picked up soem realyl lovely fabrics too! i see many i *love* in that last photo!!

a good yarn said...

Oh Darci! What a wonderful time you have had with your BFF. Your blocks and fabrics are marvellous. The sewing machine cover is so bright and fresh. Lucky Erin! Ann :)

Jilly's Space said...

Oh how I wish one of my BFF's sewed! Sounds like you had fun. Love the sewing machine cover and your blocks you girl!

Kelly O. said...

Love those first blocks!

AndiT said...

I somehow stumbled upon your blog. And I am wondering about when you find some fun, cute do you decide on how much to get? Love you blog.

jacquie said...

it's so great to have a friend who sews too! love your fabrics...i've been on a bit of a buying binge lately. i need to get under control!

Unknown said...

Gwenie's room looks so cute! xo

Unknown said...

I love this blocks ...
What a lovely fabrics...

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