Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tova Sew-a-long and Quilt Festival
I wish this darn fabric would photograph better because I swear it is really pretty! But I have started on my first clothing sewing project in years and YEARS. I am kind of excited about it.

If it wasn't for a quilting blog that mentioned their Tova shirt I wouldn't have searched on the pattern which then lead me to verykerryberry and her Tova sew-a-long which I just missed (darn)!

And if I hadn't found her I wouldn't be in that quilt festival.

All because I liked a shirt. If you do an image search on "tova shirt pattern" you will see why. The fabric choices were outstanding.
I am just at the cutting stage right now. It will be slow progress probably until the quarter is over but you never know, I might get a big block of time.

Today my big block of time is going towards nominating in all the categories for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.

Amy's Creative Side

Next festival I plan to do a little differently and review blogs as they are added - I am finding I want to spend a ton of time on each site.

I seriously wish I could talk about all the quilts I am seeing and their stories on this blog. I hope you get a chance to check them out.

PS - I was sending out all the telepathy I could manage that I wanted the Chocolate-Covered Katie Puppy Chow recipe in time for hours and hours that I plan to spend soaking in quilts however those wishes were unanswered. I forgive her though because today she announced plans for a cookbook. Couldn't have happened to a nicer girl and I am really looking forward to it.

PSS - Daily Garnish had a "do over" post today (you know how I love those). And thanks to her naughty dog there is no new recipes from her today either. If you check the post out, obviously look at the guilty dog photo but then look at the kitchen photo. Of all the rooms I design in my head in my dream home the kitchen used to be the one I cared the least about. Not anymore.

Have a great Thursday!


  1. The Blog is looking great!
    I can't wait to see the finished shirt!

    1. Thank you! I am still trying to get the blog look I want, but slowly I think it is more clean and easier to read.

      I can't wait to finish it either. :)

  2. actually the fabric looks very pretty from what I can see. Can't wait to see what the shirt looks like when finished

    1. Oh good! I think it is pretty as well. The problem is I looked at so many other shirts out there and I couldn't find the fabric close to what I wanted. And for some reason I was attracted to everything purple. :)

  3. Im also on a purple roll lately. Last week it was pink. I totally believe in colour therapy

    1. Ironically I tend to wear and buy a lot of darks, but I totally get in a mood for color and it often will totally cheer me up.