Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sunday's fabric -- "in a dish"

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(yea, I'm posting "Sunday's fabric a little early.)

I'm going to give you all a little insight in to the conversations at our house these days...

"Oh honey... we should go to Disneyland in February, so that we can get our $50 breakfasts." *

*We went to D-land for part of our honeymoon, and stayed in the Grand California Hotel, and ate at their buffet EVERY morning we were there, and still talk about it all the time.

"Oh... that sounds too good!  You know I'm having a hard time here... why are you talking about French Toast, and syrup, and juice!?!"

Take 2:

"Honey, guess what I want?"




Jay had made a resolution to go on a diet this year.  I still haven't lost the Steiger weight, and think it would be a good idea to finally make a real effort before I add weight with #2 (which we're still working on).  He's doing low-carb; I'm doing reduced-carb/no sugar.

We both miss sugar.  

In good news though, he's lost 6 pounds, and I've lost 4... and sugar really isn't good for us anyway, so I think we'll keep going for now.

Oh, let me get to my point. 

Though I have the ability to have many different projects going at once, I can only do one diet at a time.  And for now, it's the food variety.  (And I had some Christmas money).

These came in the mail this week (from Hawthorne Threads).

diet??? what diet?

So I added some of my own to the pile...

"pickledish" fabric

...and got busy sewing with Aneela.


laying out the arcs

At this point, I had every intention of using ivory as my background, but this Moda Bella solid in Medium gray looked better. (I love this gray; I don't know if you can tell in the pictures, but it's a warm gray, and very pretty... I used it in Jay's quilt too.)

"the eye"
(I even did some of those curves without pins!). ;)

I made my first block.

First block

And then I made my second.

2 blocks done

And then I took them outside to so they'd have a proper picture.

2 blocks done

10 to go!

Use the link above for all the information on making your own.  I used freezer paper for my templates, and it worked great.  :)

Thank you Aneela for a gorgeous design!

And Happy Dieting all... whatever form you have chosen. :)


Library Gal Quilts said...

Oh boy, dieting. My favorite. I too am wishing for that commitment! I love the gray with your fabrics. By the way the fabrics really look old fashioned and modern at the same time. Wonderful. Nasty old sugar. We don't want it anyway. I am thinking I'll have no sweets at all until February 14th. Then a beautiful piece of milk chocolate will be a true treat! Happy Weekend! Pam

Sarah Craig said...

Tracey, I've never tried it, but I read once that if you were hungry for something sweet, eat something salty and it will cut the craving. It's worth a try! Good luck on your diet!!

Catherine said...

Bananas are my sweet food :) oh and yes baby weight is so *sigh* - it took me 9 months with #1 and 2 years with #2 to get back to my pre pregnancy weight. I finally achieved it in October last year and then came Christmas LOL so .. .. ..

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful Pickle Dish blocks!

Ducks and Rabbits said...

You're too funny! But seriously, buying fabric is like an addiction. It's almost scary how exciting finding a new fabric shop can be, and buying a few yards.

As for losing weight/exercise, it (stash acquisition) is a perfect reward! So go for it.

jeri said...

This is very nice.I have always admired wedding ring quilts

Kelly said...

lol! I really want to try and give up sugar, but I'm afraid I'll turn into a raving witch--can I at least put sugar in my coffee?

The blocks look great! I can't wait to see the whole thing!

Poppyprint said...

Oh for heaven's sake, how many projects can you do at once?? These new blocks are gorgeous!

Sugar is really bad for my skin so periodically I go off it. The first week is awful, but then it gets easier and it does totally help you to lose weight. It really, really works. Pretty soon carrots will start tasting too sweet, you'll see!

Jennwith4 said...

those blocks are so pretty! The first conversation sounds a lot like our house. lol Just not for the sugar. We've been needing a trip to Disneyland. Still haven't been able to stay in the Grand Californian yet (but we really want to!). I think my Hunny and I will save that one for when we don't have 4 children tagging along. lol

Diane said...

Love the blocks... they are great! I have been lusting after that Grey Modern Flea Market fabric.

lissa said...


That is fabulous! I love the background you choose.


Elsa said...

oh, I do need to diet and am totally and completely resisting it. Know I can't do that for much longer.
Love the fabric that you've chosen for the blocks. Aneela design is so clever!

momto2wasd said...

Those blocks are beautiful!!!
Your conversations made me think of the breakfast buffet when I was in Maui. Also, makes me want sugar...I'm trying to eat less of it but not doing very well. Four pounds is a lot! You must be doing it right!

a little bit biased said...

Oh those blocks are beautiful! I love the patterna and the scrappy prints and the colors...well, it's going to be gorgeous! Love the gray too. I think I need to get some.

Manda said...

Love the pickledish blocks :D

holly p said...

So pretty!! Good luck with the diet, congrats for losing 4 pounds!! Can't wait to see the rest of this quilt!

Michele said...

Beautiful blocks!

Trish said...

Your quilt is going be a beauty. Trish

Pinky said...

ah ha ha :) I love conversations like that! My partner and I are about to move in together so I've put additional exercise on the menu for after the move!

On that note, I'm going to go and have an orange. Much better than a brownie.... siiiiiigggh

a little bit biased said...

I'm trying to find a solid grey that looks good with the sunkissed line. Do you think this one looks good with it? I really need to get a color card from Moda...


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