This Week

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Quilting by Jeni Baker
Quilting, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Hello! Happy October! It's going to be a crazy, crazy month around here! But, I'm taking things one thing at a time, so for now let's just chat!

I spent most of today quilting! I'm trying concentric circles for the first time! I love how it's turning out, but man is it time consuming! Glad it's worth it though! This tutorial from Blooming Poppies has been really helpful.

New Project by Jeni Baker
New Project, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
This week's small project is trying to stitch up my first frame purse! Using Pat Bravo's Rock 'n Romance! Will report back on how it goes! I bought my frame and glue from While Baby Naps.

Splendor 1920 by Bari J by Jeni Baker
Splendor 1920 by Bari J, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Bari J's new line, Splendor 1920 arrived on my doorstep this week! Absolutely loving the colors, especially for Fall! Can't wait to dig into these!

Happy Artwork! by Jeni Baker
Happy Artwork!, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Hung up some very happy artwork in our apartment! Sweet Erin sent me this awesome Pyrex poster from Pocono Modern! It looks great with my vintage Pyrex! :)

Caramel Apple by Jeni Baker
Caramel Apple, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
This weekend I had my first caramel apple! OH MY! Why did I wait so long to try one? So, so delicious!

George by Jeni Baker
George, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.

Today I love the..
Smell of: Caramel
Sound of: Keane
Taste of: Menchies Froyo
Sight of: George
Feel of: Warm slippers

Good Things about Today:
- Pretty productive!
- Beautiful weather!
- Michael came home early!
- The apartment is pretty clean!


  1. Are you using a free arm machine for the concentric circles or is it a small quilt. I love the look but have no idea how to get it at home.

  2. Love your vintage pyrex picture. I so thought about all your bowls when Madame Samm was doing her stacked bowls quilts. I found a site with carmel apple bites (much less to deal with than a whole carmel apple)! Here is the link:

  3. I thought you had made a quilt mini when I saw the pyrex bowl hanging on the wall -

  4. Jeni, of all the blogs I follow yours is, hands down, the most informative and inspirational! Just read your tute for quilting in the round, visited the Pocono Modern site, cannot wait to see how you fare on this purse frame (I have 3 staring at me now) - you're just the best!

  5. Love your hexagon quilt!! bet your feeling dizzy quilting all those circles though!

  6. Your hexi quilt looks great with the circle quilting. Excited to see the finish

  7. Jeni! I just got a fun idea, and I know you are the one that could totally make it happen. When I saw that pyrex-ish artwork above, I actually thought it was a paper pieced mini-quilt. I would paper piece it myself, but I haven't tried that yet. What do you think? That would be a cute mini quilt for a kitchen or breakfast nook!

  8. Since you mentioned that stitching the circles was time consuming:
    You can get very much the same effect with a lot less stopping and starting if you stitch a spiral instead. Just start very small: getting the spiral going within a small circle is relatively easy. I've actually drawn the beginning and then stitched on the drawn line.
    I haven't done this in a quilt size but I've used it in several zippered pouches and at least one bag. A spiral looks very much like concentric circles. Here's a relatively good picture of one of my spiral stitched surfaces:

  9. Love the hexagon circles ~ really wonderful and that poster is great. I thought it was a pieced quilt at first ~ you could totally do that! George ~ what a sweetie!

  10. LOVE the hexagon quilt and concentric circles quilting...just perfect together. I'm sure it is time consuming, but the end result is gorgeous!

  11. I'm glad you have finally been introduced to caramel apples! They are SO yummy and SO fall!

  12. love the wall hanging

  13. I agree with Betty! I love your blog. I can't wait to see the Octogon Quilt and the bag. Let us know how the frame purse goes.
    Caramel apples are my faaaaaaaaaavorite!

  14. I love caramel apples, but I always get nervous eating them! I once found half of a very nasty bug in my apple. And I spit the other half out. Now I cut them up before I eat them, better safe than grossed out :)

  15. You inspired me to try circle quilting! I tried it on a pouch. Love it! Your George is so sweet, I love seeing his pic on IG!

  16. Loooove George. I have an angora who is probably 4 times his size! I must get a tiny bun next time. :)

  17. I love your Pyrex picture I have a "little" collection myself...thankfully I also have daughters who love my collection and will happily add some of it to their homes one day! Caramel and apples go so well together don't they! Oh and I love your quilts and I really enjoy visiting your blog :)

  18. You just might be my favorite blogger, Ms. Jenni! Love the color you bring to the web!


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