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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

NTT- It's the Place to Be!

Yeah, I'm a rhyming kinda girl.  It runs through my head every week, but I have successfully squelched the urge to actually use it as my post title until now.  Now that it's right there on the screen maybe I'll stop thinking it every. single. Thursday.  I said maybe.  ;)

I finished up Grapefruit Fizz on Sunday and until this evening, I had gotten zero sewing done since.  Nope, nada.  Not a single stitch.

I think it's because I've decided that it's finally time for me to use this little bundle of Riley Blake Daisy Cottage, and I'm just not truly in love with it.  That, and my life has been madness these last few days.  One or the other.


In truth, I wasn't absolutely in love with this bundle when I got it, but I found it on sale (isn't that always the way), and I thought, "Well, it's nice, and will make a cute little baby girl quilt." And I went ahead and bought it.

So, I went round and round with myself about what I should do with this fabric, and I decided to make another giant log cabin.  They're quick to cut, speedy to sew, and totally stress-free.  And it means I can use up this bundle fast, and without a lot of fuss.

I finally got some time at my machine tonight.  I spent about 15 minutes cutting and one hour sewing up this baby quilt.  One hour, y'all- seriously.  That's my kind of quilt top- which, by the way looks way better in person.


I do think it's a sweet little quilt, but still...lesson learned.  Only buy fabric if you truly love it.  Am I the only one who's done this??

Oh, and one other thing!!  I'm sad to say that Vickie, the winner of the FQ bundle giveaway never responded back to me when I emailed her, so wild thing picked another random number.  The lucky winner is number 23- Lisa Cox!  Lisa, I'll be emailing you soon so I can ship out those FQ's ASAP!

Now, check out some of the awesome link ups from last week!

**As a courtesy to these bloggers, if you want to pin the images I'm featuring, please use the links and pin from the original source.  Thanks a bunch!

Paula, The Sassy Quilter revealed this breathtaking Prism quilt!  What a beauty!


Y'all know I'm a sucker for Swoon quilts, and this one by Izzy at Dizzy Quilts is just gorgeous!


and Melissa at My Fabric Relish shared her broken herringbone quilt progress along with this awesome pillow!


Let's party, y'all!

Here are the party rules.  You know the drill!

1.  You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post to make it easier for others.
3. Spread the word and post my button or a text link.  Please find my new button on my sidebar!
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!



**And once again, as a courtesy to these bloggers, if you want to pin one of the fabulous projects linked, please click on the thumbnail to go to the original source and pin from there!  Thanks!


27 comments:

  1. Just LOVE the big log cabin quilt Kelly -- awesome way to show off that beautiful fabric! Hugs, Karen

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  2. That will be one treasured baby girl quilt when you get her quilted up, Kelly. And those are sweet fabrics. I find quilts always look way better in person than in pics, too. And I have to agree... NNT is the place to be!

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  3. I've totally done that before! But the quilt turned out cute :)

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  4. Well, I think the baby quilt is beautiful!

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  5. The giant log cabin is a great design Kelly!

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  6. I like those fabrics and I think the result is great!

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  7. I love your pink fabrics! Thank you for hosting this great party! x Teje

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  8. I'm not so guilty of buying fabric I dont love, but I am guilty of buying fabric because I love it, then don't love it a few weeks, months, or years later. That is why I have instituted the policy - I may NOT buy any fabric unless it is REALLY SPECIAL or intended for a project. So far so good. I've only bought two that were really special and both of them have since been used. :)

    I think the quilt is lovely and someone will fall over themselves for it. :)

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  9. I just discovered your blog this week and I love it! I love your pink quilt also. That will be a fun one to quilt :).

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  10. I understand your feelings...but actually, all week I've been trying to think of a pattern to make a quick boy baby quilt...bam! NOW I know what I'm going to make....a LARGE log cabin....thanks for the continued inspiration.

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  11. It's been a "no-sew" couple of weeks for me :-( so nothing to link up today, but those broken herringbones, and the swoon blocks are both on my "to-do" list when I get time to sew again. Thanks for hosting the linky, I always find great inspiration here! (Oh, and I think those fabrics are lovely, and wow, what a quick quilt top!)

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  12. It's a really sweet little quilt! I too bought that same fabric in a FQ bundle (at full price...blergh), and have yet to use it. My problem is sometimes things on the computer look more appealing to me than they do once I see them in person. That's how I was with this line. I also got the golden yellow color way...and that yellow is so 60's gold. :/ Not my thing. But, I broke up the bundles in hopes that the right projects will come along where I can use the fabrics. Fingers crossed! ;)

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  13. Super cute! I love the bundle, but sometimes I think to you can fall out of love with fabric. I have to confess that does happen to me at times:)

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  14. thanks so much for showing off my pillow today! I love linking up here! :) ps - I like the rhyming...I think you should keep it. every week.

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  15. Aww, thanks Kelly! Tomorrow I see how I did at the fair and I can barely stand it, lol. Love the log cabin. I need to try one of these, sounds super quick and that sounds good. Got my chevron HST's done and going to piece em up tonite:) Yay!

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  16. I love it.It`s beautiful.Happy sewing!

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  17. Beautiful baby quilt...and only an hour!? Perfect.

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  18. Thank you so much for showing my Swoon quilt Kelly! :-). I really like that giant log cabin quilt... The colours are really sweet.

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  19. Hi Kelly .....love the projects and your baby top is pretty. I don't know anyone who can sew as fast as you....amazing. Thank you for hosting the linky party. Unfortunately my pic hasn't shown. Have a great weekend. Marie

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  20. I do like the brown with the pink. That is a colour I rarely use, but it looks great here.

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  21. I'm excited to link up for the 1st time... sometimes when I don't love the project during the process I do love it by the end. Hopefully that happens to you! Give it another hour ;-D

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  22. I got stuck with a bundle that I wasn't in love with but only once! I tried to make it work but still didn't love it. I know someone else will eventually love it but it's even hard for me to donate something that doesn't make my heart go pitter patter! Thanks for blogging. You are always a good read during my lunch hour. I get lots of ideas (and I've told my dad to save his shirts -- they are COLORFUL).

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  23. Thank you for linking over at TGIFF@CherryValleyDesigns! Love your blog, I'll definitely be back :)

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  24. Kelly, I love your giant Log Cabin, did you use a pattern for this or just wing it?? I would love to make something like this, looks nice and easy

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  25. Kelly I love this little quilt. I am the same way. If I don't love what I am sewing it is so hard to finish and I usually end up second guessing myself. This is really cute though.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  26. This quilt has turned out beautifully. I was thinking just today that I should pull all the fabrics I don't love (also bought in sales!) and just stitch them up :)

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  27. Have definitely ended up with lots of fabric I'm not in love with. That being said, your log cabin is very cute and destined to be loved

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