Friday, March 8, 2013


I’ve managed to accomplish a few things this past week and wanted to show you my progress on the Tea Leaf quilt.  I still have to decide if I want an inner border and, if so, what fabric will I use.  I kind of like this soft blue that I’ve placed the blocks on and think it helps calm things down.  This is a busy quilt.  However, I want to check out some other fabrics.  So I think I’ll be busy working on this quilt this weekend.  What will you be working on?

On Another Note:
  • The Happy Scrappers Bee meets Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  They also meet the following Wednesday at the shop, so stop by and join the fun.
  • The Spring Fling Shop Hop will be held the week of April 12-20.  Seven shops are participating.  Daily drawings for $20 gift certificates from each shop.  Someone will be the winner of the grand prize: a Janome Sewing Machine!   Get your passport now for only $5. 
  • Quilters Road Trip will be held during the months of April, May, and June.  Twelve area shops are participating.  You get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate each month at each shop.  Also available will be new projects, patterns and giveaways.  Passports are only $5.
On Another Note:  That Girl That Quilt has a tutorial for a Quilted Dish Rug.  I’ve seen a Dish Rug in the department store, but it is not nearly as pretty or as satisfying as making your own to match the colors in your kitchen. 

PS:  Linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Check it out.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I love your tea leaf quilt! Where do you get the pattern? Is it a difficult pattern. It looks like it to me! Any way, good job.

Cathy said...

Oooh your quilt is divine Caroll, I love the blue amongst all that wonderful colour! xo

Terry said...

It's beautiful! That's another one to add to my someday list!

Ellie Q said...

Beautiful! What about a red for the sashing? I like the light blue too, just would be curious to see how it looked with a bolder color. Would love to come tomorrow (assuming it's open to everyone?) but not sure I can swing it. I've ditched my husband with the kids a few times this week already and I might be at his limit!

bobbi said...

Love, love, LOVE your tea leaves, Caroll!!! Happy Stitching always and hugs from Germany! Bobbi

AnnieQuilts said...

Love your bright colors! Although I haven't made a tea leaf quilt (yet) I know it's a lot of work. Yours was worth it.

I also like the idea of a bold border.

Denice Barker said...

This is gorgeous, Carol. Isn't the tea leaf the same as orange peel? You keep finding things for mme to use my scraps with!

Miss Nancy said...

Love your Tea Leaves! So bright and cheery and colorful! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Miss Nancy said...

Love your bright and cheery and very colorful Tea Leaves. So fun!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Lynn said...

Wow! Your tea leaves are looking so pretty!

Mama Pea said...

This makes me cringe, because I haven't done a THING on my tea leaves. Not. One. Block. I love yours!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
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Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

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