Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fresh Sewing Day!

Lily's Quilts

If this is your first time stopping by, welcome! I'm Camille and I've been at this quilting thing for a year or two now. I sewed clothes a lot many years (and 25 pounds) ago, but quilts don't make you feel bad about your measurements. Kind of like shoe shopping. If I sew any clothes now, it's more alterations. I post when I remember and try to comment on others more. Feel free to follow along

Lily's Quilts

Ok, so it's the second day versus the first but close enough. No late fees in blogging.

Here is what I've finished, worked on and sent off this last month.

1 - this is a stack of fabrics I cut up while working on my own pattern. I'm hoping to turn it into a pattern for sale someday.
2 - this got sent to the lovely Deborah of Little miss sew unsew. She was my swap buddy in for the love of solids and I was HER swap buddy in Bee a {modern} swap. It's a block/ goodie swap off. She also gave me the Leibster award! Everyone I read has already gotten it so when I find someone new I'll pass it out :)
3 - Spectrum Charm Swap - Brights swap. These are actually getting sent out tomorrow. I got yellow and it was so hard to shop for! I'm not a big yellow person, especially bright yellow. I was going to order some online it I think it was all a bit off. Luckily, there was a living social deal for a local quilt shop. It was really hard finding yellow yellows. Most I found (and liked) we yellow orange.
4 - my house block for April in Stash Bee. Stephanie wanted 2 solids but could only get my hands on one in time. I had this cute house print from Connecting Threads. It popped in my head and kind of fit with me. I lived in the big city for years before moving way out here in the boonies.
5 - this was my March block for the Stash Bee. I was running late with this one. Oops! First tree that came to mind was a palm tree. I was dreaming of vacations with sexy cabana boys and drinks with umbrellas.
6 - neutral and solids charm swap. I can't wait to get all these charms back! I think I'll do a warm/ cool project. I had a really great idea for all these, but not sure if it will work out. Time will tell.
7&8 - pretty {little} pouch swap goodies. I had a blast with this swap! Hopefully I can get back in next round.
9 - started and am almost finished with my curlique quilt top. I've actually only got one big row and the small half row left and I'll be done. Curves are really not that scary after all. Once Lynne sells her latest pattern I think I'll get it. I love that design! I think it would work with prints too. Just have to be veeeeery picky with fabric choices.

Now I just have a couple bee blocks to put together and a pin cushion and I'll be caught up. Until I sign up for a bajillion more things.


  1. Whew! I am tired just reading about all the things you've sewn and done, and so have to go take a rest, but you're amazing! I assume the pattern is one you are drafting and working all the kinks out of, because that is one big stack of cut fabrics. I'm impressed. But isn't it fun to lay everything out we've been working on and then pat ourselves on the back a little for all that we've done? Sometimes the cutting and sewing seems to evaporate and whoosh! we're on the next project without taking time to savor.

    Anyway, just wanted to say Bravo, and yep--Carry On!


  2. Looks like you keep busy! Very nice projects. I saw you over at fresh sewing day : )

  3. You could sew my pincushion too while you're at it ;P It's got a curve in it that's giving me fits.

  4. I really like your palm makes me think of wonderful vacations too.

  5. Hi I am your newest Follower just here from Lily's Quilts.
    Its such a lovely way to get to see lots of other quilty small blogs.
    Hoping that you'll visit my blog too at
    Love your summary pics - especially the house block.