Monday, January 18, 2010

the first few blocks

I was hoping to have a few more blocks done by this point, but this is what I have so far...
Selvage quilting is as fun as I hoped it would be. I'm a huge 'shabby-sheik' fan, and I think this totally falls in that category. If nothing else, it's 'green'! (using up the part of the fabric that is always discarded.) So, I've got four down, and 44 to go. Whew! Oh, and I am loving the aqua color as my base, I think it's going to look pretty cool once it's all sewn and put together.

On a different note, I'm leaving on Thursday for a vacation (if you can call it that, it's just me and my two boys - hubby has to stay and work) to Utah. All my family lives there, I can't wait to see them! I consider Utah one of the crafting/quilting mecca's of the US. Seriously, there are at least five quilt/sewing shops within ten miles of my parents house. I won't be doing a lot of sewing or crafting while I'm there (although sometimes my mom and I play around a bit) but I do plan to visit my favorite quilt shops. I figure I'll do a mini quilt shop hop and take you along for the ride! Photos and tidbits about my favorite Utah quilt shops. Stay tuned!


  1. Wow that is going to look great! Do you sew all the selvage pieces together first and then cut the pieces you need or do you sew the selvage for each piece?

  2. That looks so cool. I just scrolled down to see the pic of the whole quilt and I think it will be awesome! You are ambitious!

    Have fun in Utah!