Potpourri: Quilty Pleasures, a 3-D Quilt, and Zipper Fun

Lazies, Today is all about Quilty pleasures. From indulging in a class over the weekend, to surfing some fun and inspiring links, won’t you join me in grabbing a cuppa cuppa and surfing a bit? I spent the day yesterday at a my very first Mystery quilt class at Creations SewClever in nearby Chillicothe, Ohio. The mystery part of it was supposed to be the quilt, deciphering clues as we progressed through the construction of our projects. For me, the mystery started off with wondering who (me) didn’t pack the foot pedal and power cord for my sewing machine. A rookie mistake if ever there was one. That cost me half an hour’s driving time. Dang.

Here’s a bad pic which doesn’t do the accent fabric any favors.
My iPhone camera has issues with the orange/red color family.

There was food, munchies, coffee/tea and camaraderie all day. The mystery there – who’s been holding out on these fine recipes. Dips, soup, breads, cookies. Then Quilty pleasures turned to guilty pleasures when the desserts hit the table. Check the Creation’s SewClever recipe archive. Oh my. It was a good day.

Oh, pool boy: Oh, and I finished my large lap sized mystery quilt top. That’s right, 30 blocks, two borders…DONE. The fabrics were pre-cut, and staff pressed and ripped as needed. As Sally Haskell commented on our Facebook page: ‘sounds like a quilter’s answer to a pool boy!’ I completely agree.

Here are some fun links around the web to get your quilty juices flowing.

National Quilt Day: March 20, 2010, Indulge in a Quilty pleasure! More info and ideas at the Checker Newsletter and NQA websites.

The ‘Oh My Goodness’ award (I just made that up) goes to Kathy York for her 3-D ‘Little Fish in a Big City’ quilt, posted at the Clothworks blog here. I’ll say it again, oh my goodness!

In the press. Our hospital gown was included in an article in the Chicago Tribune and the Orlando Sentinel. You can read the article here. Lazy Girl Pannay made a child’s gown and a few smart accompanying items, shown on her blog here. Blogger Kimberly Michelle made a beautiful gown using our pattern.

Seams to Me: Craftstylish has a nice piece on seam finishes here by Mary Ray.

Zipper fun: Jenny Jones posted a link at our Lazy Girl Facebook page for this fun zipper tutorial at Clotilde’s site.

Facebook: Are you hanging out at Facebook? Join our Lazy Girl page and share you photos and projects with us.

Grommet Love: Penny Haren’s grommet tutorial at Checker Newsletter has put my grommet fears to rest. I may have to give these little cuties a try.

I hope your week includes some quilty pleasures.