Saturday, January 11, 2014

Foundational Joy & Grow Your Blog

center 2 fabrics "perfect coffee" by remarkablysew

first, please register by January 15 for the Grow your Blog winter party, everyone (it is INTERNATIONAL) is welcomed ~ blog party will be January 25, but you must register by January 15, 2014 to be added to the blog list. Come along on the 25th & meet some new people and new-to-you blogs, even without registering!
thank you to Anneliese for posting ~

Now for the foundational joy! -  work has begun on the crazy quilt journal project for 2014 ....
 having learned from the  
participants in CQJP2013, thank you  Margaret :) , that making the 12 blocks at the beginning helps a lot ...

 I searched for a foundation upon which to start building the blocks... I have fabric but lacked a foundation, a base of colors, shades, etc......

Joy when I found RemarkablySew !
I purchased  8 step gradations of hand dyed cotton squares in coffee...and received the lovely package of neatly cut, pressed, washed and hand dyed fabric...
 all ready to SEW! 

A foundation of colors and piecing right in hand! ♥♥♥ Their selection of hand dyed fabric is beautiful  and wonderful to build upon for a quilt, crazy quilt, textile art - :D  They have all colors, and lovely batik too...& die cut/pre cuts!

What a difference having these pretty squares, all cut, washed, beautifully hand-dyed, has made  - I can begin working from a steady foundation, and it has helped me focus on the task at hand; having a view of the future (completion at the end of the year), and a view of the blocks  as they are embroidered and illustrated one by one over the coming weeks and months... stay tuned :)

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  1 corinthians 3:11
Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together. isaiah 48:13


  1. good that you are well on your way with the CQJP Kippy, I must get my act together too! Love the colour scheme you are using, mine is pink and grey this year for Helen

  2. The colours look so delicious; I see not only coffee but cocoa and colourful macaroons, jam tarts... Yummy!
    Have fun with your CQ project.

  3. You have made a great start on CQJP 2014. Nice background fabrics and beautiful cheerful threads.
    Thank you for your nice comment on the Turtles post.

  4. The fabric colours you chose look wonderful. This will be a great quilt project.

  5. you have so many different fabric !
    I find that fabrics and threads at a project beginning look so exciting ! They are like a promise of long quiet and delightful hours.

  6. Hi popped over as promised. I am always in ore of ladies who can do patch work and quilting will follow your blog :) xx

    1. It's not letting me follow you, will pop back later :)

    2. Thank you Amanda! I appreciate it :)


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