Let's Get Aquainted! Monday Link Up Party || Sewing Post

Hello and welcome to my blog, if you are visiting for the first time.  When Beth, from Plum and June, asked me to participate in her Let's Get Aquainted! weekly link party, I immediately said yes!  I've known Beth for awhile now, and I have always enjoyed her sewing aesthetic - improv, wonky, and lots of stitching!

I began sewing when my son, Owen, was born.  I taught myself how to use my mom's sewing machine, and I have not looked back since.  You can read more about me and my blog here.  I did not start quilting regularly until October of 2012.  My first quilt was for my son, which I made last year in April.   My second quilt was made 6 months later and then the quilting started like wildfire.  I just completed my ninth quilt recently, which I get to share later this week.  But here's a sneak peek.

I am currently quilting this commissioned piece for an old high school friend.   When I think of our high school days together, making a quilt for her baby would have been the last thing I would have ever thought I'd do for her.  Let's just say home economics was not my thing.

I wish I had more sewing things to share today, but my time has been focused on  Creating with the Stars, an online DIY contest I am in.   I swear.  Sometimes, I feel like I should be Martha Stewart's daughter.

Instead, I am going to share with you some quilting cottons I am looking forward to adding to my stash.

First on my list is Sarah Watson's Indian Summer, which comes in two colorways.  I found out about Sarah Watson awhile back when I bought her adorable hanging plants embroidery pattern.  Still need to embroider that . . .

photo credit: Fat Quarter Shop

Anna Marie Horner's Field Study in LINEN.  Still not a fan of the leopard prints though.

Bijoux by Bari J.

photo credit: fat quarter shop

And lastly, Neon by Michael Miller.

Onto to the party!

1. Link up any recent sewing/quilting post.
2. In your post or on your blog, please include either a text link or a button letting people know about this link up.
3. Visit at least the two bloggers who link up before you and everyone who visits you from this post.
4. WHEN THE LINK ASKS FOR YOUR NAME, TELL ME AN OBSESSION OF YOURS.  Do you have a chocolate problem?  Or do you buy too much fabric?  Maybe you're obsessed with The Walking Dead like I am???  I think I just told you three of my own problems . . .



  1. I'm looking forward to many of those fabric lines as well. I'm also excited to see your reveal of that top quilt - a friend just gave me some scraps of that Tsuru fabric - it is beautiful! Thanks for hosting.

  2. Lovely blog post! Funny about the leopard prints......I feel the same way!

  3. Love those fabric lines! Totally agree about the animal prints. Never have liked them. We dont live in Africa.

  4. Oh I love the look of the Indian Summer line, I haven't seen that before and the AMH feathers are gorgeous. :o)

  5. Love the quilts you're working on - and I am totally into those fabric lines too!

  6. Anonymous3/10/2013

    Loving the fabric lines you shared! I'm so glad your hosting the linky party this week, especially once I read that you live in Raleigh. I'm originally from there, and I'm in the far off land of NJ now! I miss that place :) Glad to have found your blog. Sorry that I inputted my name wrong in the linky - it should have said I was obsessed with Harry Potter, not my blog name!

  7. I love the sneak peek. I will be following your blog so I can see more of it. And I just started watching The Walking Dead and I can't stop watching it.

  8. Hi, Nancy ... nice to meet you ... :)

    Thanks for hosting the Monday Link-Up where I always find new interesting blogs to read. Your quilts are lovely! Beautiful fabric!

    I love fabric! ... Pat

  9. Love this link-up! I have seen a lot of really great blogs and ideas. Since this is my first time linking up, of course I did it wrong and put my "obsession" in the wrong box - instead of where my blog name goes. For the record, my obsession right now is British Mystery Series - right now I'm on a major Agatha Christie binge. Anyway, love your blog and excited about the link-up.

  10. Loving those fabrics! Thanks for hosting the party :)

    Blessings & Hugs ...

  11. seems like home economics taught you something nevertheless! I had the same thing--home ec just wasn't for me. :)

  12. Ooooh, I haven't seen these fabrics - they're so exciting! I am also NOT on the leopard bandwagon!


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