Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Wow! By April 8th we had received 101 blocks from around the country for Log Cabins for Japan. Thank you so very much for your contributions. I wish to extend a special thanks to the NOVA Modern Quilt Guild. You guys made an incredible number of blocks and I am deeply grateful!

Check out just a fraction of the many blocks we received.

By the end of our sewing day on Sunday we were at around 140 blocks. We had enough to make SIX quilts of various sizes. Three are completely pieced and three are in progress, so don't worry if you don't see your block(s).

Pretty pastels

Nikol strikes a pose

Vanessa of Punkin Patterns pieced this beauty

Words cannot describe my gratitude to all of you who made blocks, donated fabric, and donated your time and skill. Props to the Sunday Sewing Crew: Vanessa, Rebecca, Tina, and Nikol. I'm especially grateful to Nikol of Sewtropolis for giving us a headquarters and sewing space for this effort.

We have about 2 weeks to complete the six (maybe more?) quilts. I'll keep you posted on our progress! Please send speedy vibes our way.

My sincerest thanks,

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Whole Lotta Blocks

Nikol from Sewtropolis just sent me a photo of the stack of envelopes at her store filled with log cabin blocks. Wow! I'm delighted and eternally grateful for your generosity.

I hope to see you on Sunday afternoon for some serious sewing. Stay tuned for photos of our progress.
A huge thank you and best wishes!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bee There

My 4th block

A huge thank you to everyone who has sent in log cabin blocks for Japan! And thanks to those of you who have posted photos on the Flickr group. It's so fun to see people's quilting points of view. What a wonderful variety we will have for this project.

I'm excited to announce that piecing and quilting will begin this weekend and you're invited!

When: Sunday April 10th, noon and 4 p.m.
Where: Sewtropolis
5 West Diamond Lake Rd Minneapolis, MN 55419
Located on the southwest side of Diamond Lake Rd and Nicollet Ave S.
Bring: a sewing machine, a rotary cutter, a ruler, pins, or just bring yourself. Bring fabric scraps if you plan to make log cabin blocks. If you have any extra pieces of batting or backing fabric, that would be great, too!

I promise we'll put you to work!  Not only will you get the chance to meet other local sewing folks, but you'll also have the opportunity to check out Sewtropolis' beautiful selection of quilting and apparel fabrics and their cool sewing studio. I'll bring snacks.

See you there!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Stash #1

Thought I'd finally join in the Sunday Stash fun. I am currently crushing madly on Robert Kaufman's Metro Living line. I ordered these beauties from my online friend, Kelly, the owner of Stitch-n-Lounge in Duncanville, TX. Check out her Artfire shop. She's got great fabric!

The stack
 I love this combination:

The tiles are amazing, too!

 A couple more photos because I just can't resist:

I won't be playing with these beauties today, though. Binding my black and white quilt comes first.

Happy sewing!