Thursday, October 10, 2013


Boy, the random just keeps coming doesn't it? First off, I'm still in a bit of a daze at the thought of Common Affection off attending quilt shows for the next several months. 
2014 AQS QuiltWeek® Dates
Here's where she'll be - just in case any of you happen to run into her, I'd love a photo of the two of you!
  • Phoenix, AZ ~ February 5 - 8, 2014
  • Lancaster, PA ~ March 12 - 15, 2014
  • Paducah, KY ~ April 23 - 26, 2014
  • Charlotte, NC ~ July 30 - August 2, 2014
  • Grand Rapids, MI ~ August 20 - 23, 2014

And while we're on quilt shows and such, my fellow SMQG member, Season Evans, is celebrating the opening of her new website, S.D.Evans quilts. So lovely - do take a look! Another guild member, Blair Stocker, interviewed Season {here}. I find it so interesting to hear about the process and journey of other quilters.

Any one else join the Mini Quilt Swap?
I'm still mulling over ideas for my partner, but did manage to make an inspiration mosaic - just several projects I really like.
Mini Quilt Swap Inspiration Mosaic

I get a little short of breath just thinking about it, but this is the last week of the Patchwork, Please sew along. I couldn't resist making a mosaic of the projects I've made. If you have the book and have made nothing else, find time this week for the sweet Prettified Pincushion and link it up!
1. Bell Pepper Coasters, 2. "Savor" Towel, 3. Lettered Tea Cozy and Tea Pouch, 4. The Polka-Dot-Cafe Apron, 5. Diamond Patchwork Placemat, 6. Yum, Yum Bib, 7. Books-for-Baby mini quilt, 8. My Scrappy Box, 9. You've-Got-Mail Wall Pocket, 10. Happy Hexagon Trivet, 11. Piece-of-Cake Shopping Bag, 12. Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch, 13. Vintage Pencil Case, 14. Handy Market Tote, 15. Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch, 16. Prettified Pincushion

Have you heard that my Patchwork, Please cohost, Lindsey, has opened a new shop selling leather? I love the pouches and bags I've seen with leather accents, and one of these days I'm going to give it a try!
LRstitched | Lindsey Rhodes logo

I just happened across the dates for this fall's Blogger's Quilt Festival! If you don't know about it, click the link - it's a super fun event and you'll want to join in for sure!
   Blogger's Quilt Festival -

Believe it or not, I still have Modern Maples on my mind. Here's one of my favorites from this week - from Gina/Happy Go Lizzie. Folks are still gathering in the Falling for Modern Maples flickr group, so if you've got an inkling to make one for yourself, feel free to join us!
Handmade Autumn

Linking up with Really Random Thursday.


  1. Gotta love your mosaics... so full of inspiration and color :) Except now I want to skip all the things I ought to do and go home and do things that aren't really strictly necessary.

  2. I joined the swap, too. I need to head over there and make a mosaic.

  3. Oh so much going on! I love seeing all the Patchwork Project together and I totally agree with you about sewing with leather accents!

  4. I'm a bit breathless just reading this! What beautiful projects you keep coming up with.

  5. Whew, just got caught up on the last week - great job on all the blocks, and congrats on the winning/touring quilt!

  6. I will be in Paducah so I will watch for it and snap a picture for you!

  7. I'm in the mini swap too! But I have to wait on that to finish a couple other things. I got to take Lindsays Sewing Summit class for sewing with leather and I loved it! It was so encouraging and inspiring.