Friday, January 4, 2013

January’s Just Three

I’m so glad TraceyJay Quilts is hosting her monthly Just Three linky party in 2013!  Last year I tried to play along, but I wasn’t always able to do a post in a timely manner.  I’m going to give it another try this year and see if I can keep up!  Here are this month’s goals.

1.  The local quilt shop has a “PhD” (projects half done) program.  You can win a gift certificate by sending in a photo of your quilt or stopping by for a show and tell.  I sent in 10 projects and the first one picked is #6.  I’m sad to say that although I’ve cut out all the fabric, I’ve never sewn one block together.  This quilt is called “Pave the Way” and it’s from a magazine.


The fabric I chose for this quilt is Kona sand and some fabric by Carolyn Gavin. 

2.  My second goal is to finish a quilt I’m calling “Easy As Pie” since it’s made with a layer cake of Aneela Hoey’s Little Apples line.


It’s pieced and I just picked up the thread to quilt it this weekend.  Only problem is I had a shot this morning in my arm and I can barely move it now.  I get shots pretty often and never had this happen.  Here’s hoping some Motrin relieves the pain!

3.  My last official goal for this month is to make a Valentine’s pillow or something sweet with these beautiful Pam Kitty fabrics.


They are from the Pam Kitty Love fabric line (except the red pindots and linen floral print) and all of them come from the Etsy store Donna’s Lavender Nest.  Donna is the sweetest lady and got my order mailed out on the same day.  She has some beautiful Lecien prints in her shop, too.

Now for two “unofficial” goals for this month.

4.  I also have a super-secret project in the works making something with an Aurifil thread pack that will be revealed in the middle of this month on Lily’s Quilts.  Yay!

5.  I may be spending an entire weekend making bee blocks this month.  I am signed up for Beejeebers and Stash Bee again this year, doing an angel block this month, and helping lead Make It Modern.  I am excited about all the blocks picked by the Queen Bees this month (read:  no paper piecing or crazy complicated blocks) so that is half the battle!

Finally I wanted to share one of my Christmas presents to myself.


You may recognize the style of these little girls as Tasha Horsley’s designs (she just recently had her first fabric line out—The Simple Life).  When I saw this print in her shop I knew I had to have it!  She personalized the girls’ nameplates with my own daughters’ names and even matched up their hair colors!  I got it framed and it’s hanging in our guest bedroom (which is painted pink and makes the frame look pink—but it’s white).



  1. I'm excited to see your tutorial on Lily's Quilts! That sewing room pic is seriously just too adorable! I really think I might get one for my 3 girls!

  2. Love that little print! How cute. Good luck with your goals!

  3. Jamie, these are such fun projects, I especially like that Pam Kitty fabric, I have to go check it out. Looking forward to seeing your secret project, how fun! And the print is totally adorable.

  4. Great projects Jamie~! And that framed print is just too cute. I would not be able to resist either if I happen across it.

  5. Hope your arm feels better soon:( A tutorial on Lily's Quilts?! Looking forward to it!

    I had to laugh when you said no paper piecing as i am doing the Lucky Stars BOM on Dontcallmebetsy's blog!

    I LOVE THAT PRINT!!! Always have. I was going to put my late Grandma's name on it since she sewed, my Aunt's and mine and hang it in my sewing room:)

  6. that print is too cute!

    And fun fabric stacks! I don't know why it won't show up, but I can see it! So strange! I'll email the guy who runs the linky and ask if he might know what's up.

    Thanks again and good luck! :)

  7. Great plans!

    The print is so adorable. I thought immediatly how well it would resemble your three girls before I read on :D

    Get well soon!

  8. Those will make cute pillowcases. And the print is to die for. Love!!

  9. So sorry your arms hurts. Sounds like you are going to be a busy lady. Your print is so adorable. Love it!


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