I hope you had a great weekend!  I did!  I spent Saturday being lazy in the morning, first week back to school was a little rough.  Then in the afternoon, I met up with Erin and her family, they were escaping the inversion (yucky air) down in the valley.  Finally, I went to Season of Home where Natalia has her quilts hanging this month, and had a chance to chat with her too!  I’ve grown close to both these ladies in the last year, we first met online (of course), but since Natalia quilted all my book quilts, and Erin is my partner/co-conspirator for The Sewing Summit.  After a busy Saturday, I spent Sunday getting laundry done (still not folded) and watching football with the family!  Lots of fun, and a little sewing mixed in.

Having gotten my advance copy of Modern Basics on Thursday, also Emmalie’s 7th birthday, it was a FULL day, and very exciting!

She’s a happy big girl, who picked the chocolate with chocolate frosting cake!  We had fun celebrating, and I was carrying my book around with me as we did.  I just couldn’t put it down!

Front & Back ~ It is available for pre-order here.

I’ve had a hard time getting nice photos of the inside pages, but you can view all 14 quilts on Amazon or Martingale’s site…they look better with the book in hand though!


Over the weekend I also pulled out a few projects that I’ve been wanting to get to.  The list keeps growing, but there’s a few I want to get to this month before something else comes up!

These are piles of blocks from the SewConnected and A Notion or Two bees that I did in 2009.  I pulled them out of the drawer, I need to make a block for both of these quilts and get them into tops!  This month!

These selections of fabric need to get made into something too!  On the left is Bari J’s first line, Full Bloom with some shot cottons, I haven’t been able to cut them yet, maybe another charm quilt.  On the right my Amy Butler, Love, I’m thinking a table runner for MY table, and maybe kits for you to make your own…if I can part with it!

So, now that I’ve said it here, I need to get it done!  I’ll keep you informed on my progress.  And I’m planning a One Thing, One Week Challenge for next week, so we can all get motivated.  I hope your week is off to a great start!