Catching Up!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Block of Boston
Block of Boston, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Monday! Now that we've finally made it through all things quilt market related, we can get caught up on a few other things I've been waiting to share with you! You'd think that considering it's been over a month since we've chatted about anything else, that I'd have loads of other projects to share, but things have been busy behind the scenes here.  I turned in my third fabric collection last week, so there hasn't been much sewing going on! I'm excited to get back to my machine this week and maybe even start a few new things!

I did manage to whip up a (late!) block to send to quilts for Boston a few weeks back! It felt good to be at the sewing machine and also to contribute something to their cause!

Nordika Launch Party by Jeni Baker
Nordika Launch Party, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Before we dive too far into this post, I want to invite you all to a party! If you're local, join us July 12th from 6-8pm at The Sewcial Lounge for a Nordika Launch Party! There will be treats and refreshments and we will be giving away some fabric too! There is a Facebook event for the party here. A big thanks to Sara for hosting this event and for her support! Hope to see you there!

Quilty - May/June Issue by Jeni Baker
Quilty - May/June Issue, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Offset Quilt by Jeni Baker
Offset Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I have a few fun magazine features to share with you! I made this Offset Quilt featuring Color Me Retro early this year for the May/June Issue of Quilty! You can find the full pattern in this issue along with lots of other great quilts! The folks at Quilty also have a kit available for this pattern on their website! You can find it here.  You can find a copy of this issue on newsstands and on their website, here.

In the August/September issue of Quilt magazine, you can find this fantastic Blueberry Parfait quilt designed by the Art Gallery Fabrics team! They were kind enough to feature Color Me Retro in this fun quilt! Fat Quarter Shop has put together a kit for this quilt pattern, which you can find here! You can find this issue on newsstands.

Sew-it... Today - Issue 5 by Jeni Baker
Sew-it... Today - Issue 5, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Sew-it... Today - Issue 5 by Jeni Baker
Sew-it... Today - Issue 5, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Finally, you can find a quick and easy Coffee Cozy pattern featuring Nordika in Issue 5 of Sew-it... Today! The extra cool thing about this feature, is that I took the photo! It was a little nerve wracking but fun to be involved in that part of the process! Plus, it was an excuse to buy fancy muffins!  You can find this issue on newsstands soon!

Droste's Cocoa Tin by Jeni Baker
Droste's Cocoa Tin, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
In other non-sewing news, I had some fun mail arrive last week! Last year I spotted a vintage Droste's Cocoa tin at a local antique mall.  Unfortunately it was really pricey. I love tins though, so I searched Etsy a few times looking for one.  They were either not in good enough condition or too expensive.  Finally last week the stars aligned!  It's in nearly perfect condition and was about a third of the price of the first one I saw.  Isn't it pretty? I actually use this brand of cocoa too, cool!

George by Jeni Baker
George, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
George! He's shedding right now.  It almost makes it look like he has gray fur on his head, haha!

Today I love the..
Smell of: New conditioner
Sound of: Mad Men
Taste of: Trail mix cookies
Sight of: Sunshine
Feel of: Cool breeze

Good Things about Today:
- Michael stayed home from work!
- Happy mail!
- Hung up a few new quilts!
- Trying out one pan pasta tonight!


  1. Wish I lived closer and I'd be at the Nordika bash for sure. Can't wait to get my hands on that great new fabric line of yours!

  2. Lovely quilt for Boston. Quilty magazine looks great, but I don't think I've seen here in England, shame. I love old tins too, I've got three or four, and they're just wonderful. Nice to see George, I've been missing him!

  3. Congratulations on your magazine articles. Will have a look out for them in Melbourne Australia. Have a great day.

  4. You have been busy - congratulations!

  5. Thank you so much for sending me the Quilts for Boston block!! It looks like you have a lot (of gorgeous stuff!) going on, and I'm so glad you could find time to make a block and send it :)
    Also, I am totally crushing on your new line, I can't wait for it to come out! And in the meantime I'll take every chance I get to win some!


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