Friday, July 18, 2014

What's New!

Hi Quilty Friends!

Sorry it's been a little while since I've stopped by!  Lately, we've been "running around like chickens with our heads cut off," as my mom would say ... but this morning, I thought I'd share a few snap shots of what's been happen at Casa CQ!  In reality, this probably should be at least three different posts ... but that's not likely to happen!

First up, our littlest man turned ONE last weekend!  How on earth it happened so fast?  I have no idea.  He such a sweet, happy, little mischievous soul and he keeps us in stitches all day long.  The thing that makes my heart happiest of all, is watching the loving, teasing, playful relationship he's developing with his brother.  Sure, we have our share of squabbling, but it's the best feeling in the world to look down in the stroller on our morning walks and see the two little buddies holding hands.

For those of you sewing along with our Spring Sampler project ... we share finishing instructions for the wall-hanging and lap size quilts a couple of weeks ago.  Thanks to my mom whisking the boys away for a playdate at Mamaw's house, I was finally able to finish piecing my own quilt top!  Despite receiving some fantastic thread from our sponsor, Connecting Threads, I just don't have the bandwidth to finish quilting it at home.  On Monday, it's off to Darby at the Quilted Squid for some beautiful long-arm quilting.  BTW - you have to check out her beautiful work!  I'm so excited to have her quilt this for me!

Just a note on the Spring Sampler: we'll be having our parade of finishes next week, so be sure to send me your photos, if you'd like to participate.  Remember: each photo you share on Flickr or in our linky parties is an entry in our prize raffle!

Speaking of Quilt Alongs, the updated pattern containing the Autumn Coloring for our Aspen Glow Quilt Along will be sent out next week to those who have already purchased it through Etsy and will be available for download on Craftsy.

Visit our information page or email me (Info[at]CorasQuilts[dot]com) to sign up to sew with us starting in September.

And finally, to wrap up our quilt along updates, my Cloud block for our Super Mario Quilt Along is finally finished!

Man, this little guy sure was a labor of love.  Do you ever have those projects where everything seems to go wrong?  I had one free afternoon this week, and while I hoped to finish up three projects ... this one sucked up all the time ... and I barely got it finished!  Bobbins ran out repeatedly, my little guy ripped several of the rows apart, the iron was too hot and melted part of the backing ... you name it, it went wrong!  I'm a little worried about starting next month's block!

So that's what's new in our neck of the woods.  It might me a little quiet around here over the next few weeks, as I'm in various stages of pattern-drafting and testing.  A huge thanks goes out to my awesome pattern testers who have diligently been working over the last few weeks.  I can't wait to introduce this beauty to you!  

It's killing me to have so many projects that I can't share yet.  More on that over the coming weeks, I promise.  In the meantime, I thought I'd leave you with a little eye candy.  This fabulous collection of vintage Fig Tree came my way thanks to Lisa @ Stashmaster's recent de-stashing efforts.  I just couldn't resist those beautiful country prints ... and those super soft wovens are just calling to me!

I'm valiantly trying to resist cutting into them since I have a million deadlines looming ... we'll see how long I last!


  1. quilt looks great. I have mine pinned to the batting and back but no thoughts yet on whether to hand or machine quilt it. What a lovely selection of fabrics you have bought and not to forget what a fun loving little chap you have there, watch it they grow up far too quickly

  2. I wish someone would send their stash to me. Wow that is great.