Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Orange Joy

Well before Christmas I tempted you with a peek at the Orange Joy quilt. It was a present for Dana for Christmas, and since she reads this blog, I couldn't give it away, now could I?

I followed the tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew to make this quilt and I am so happy with the results. Its so happy and fresh and just makes you feel good!

I made the back with some orange solids and some left over pieces. I kinda like how it turned out, but my vision wasn't fully met. Oh, well. We all have things to learn each quilt we make.

I made a scrappy binding and love the way that looks. And the orange polka dots are my absolute fave! The quilt ended up being about 60"x60", which is the perfect lap size. I did my signature quilting on it and washed it up to make it all nice and crinkly. Mmmm...my favourite part of quilting.

Dana is super happy with her present and won't let anyone share it with her, so don't even try. ;-)

I would definitely make this pattern again. It came together fairly easily and has so many design possibilities.

xo Nicole

Thursday, April 22, 2010


No, the blog is not abandoned. I can just think of a thousand other things to take my attention away from it! I participated in a siggy swap through p.s. i quilt. I made 101 blocks and will receive 100 blocks back with many signatures from around the world. Well, actually it will only be 98 because 2 people didn't fulfill their commitment. But still, it is going to be cool to get all those blocks back and make a quilt with them.

I've also been to California and enjoyed some time in San Diego, Salton City, and around the Palm Springs area. This picture is in Joshua Tree National Park. I'd love to spend more than one day there. It was so beautiful.

I've also been busy moving (to our first place that we own!!), quilting, reading and who knows what other shenanigans. I'll have to share some pictures of what I've been up to in the near future. Hopefully I can discipline myself to make this something more regular! I'm always inspired by other bloggers.

xo Nicole