Scattered Flowers Coffee Table Topper

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This is another project inspired by Elizabeth Hartman‘s Craftsy class, Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects with Big Style. I had purchased Thimble Blossoms’ June Bug quilt pattern moons ago but hadn’t started it because I thought it too time consuming but after watching the tutorial, dove in and made a bunch of pedals.

Because I positioned the pedals close to one corner of each block, I had to make sure that they were clustered toward the center, a mistake I made in a previous iteration which will no doubt become mug rugs for gifting and giveaways. 😀 I quilted all the linen parts of this piece with a rambling vine motif which I doodled on paper first, there are a few random flowers tossed in for good measure.

My sewing space is rather chaotic after so much sewing so I’m going to take the day off to clean and organize. Not sure what I’m going to do for my next project. If you have any great tutorials, please pass them along!

Cheers, Tabatha

Eight Days and Counting

Eight more days till I see these little guys again.

Sogestrasse, Bremen

The people, the culture, the lifestyle, the FOOD & BEER! Yes, believe it or not, the food in Germany is outstanding. Last time we were there we ate and drank our way from the north sea to the Austrian alps. It was fall, the air was crisp, the food was hearty,  and the beer ran freely. Wild boar, fresh smoked fish and eel, meade, yes, meade, wine made from honey, some mixed with fruit, it was delicious. And if you’ve never had smoked eel before, give it a try if offered, it’s sweet and delicious (such an ugly creature)!

I want to live there but in the mean time, we’ll keep playing the lotto.

House on the Schnoor

New Ikea Duvet Cover

DH picked out this fresh, spring floral duvet cover which came with matching pillow cases, we selected two more in navy blue. While we were there, I grabbed two feather accent cushions with the intension of making covers for them. When we got home, I went through my stash looking for fabric to match, here’s what I came up with (click on photos for larger view):

Flea Market Fancy   Flora by Lauren & Jessi Jung      Flora by Lauren & Jessi Jung   Flea Market Fancy

I think all these fabrics go well with the Ikea print but for me, the two fabrics that really stand out in the crowd are #1 and #2 although the blue floral print, #3, really echos the blue flowers in the print. Now I have to find a pattern or make something up. 😀

In just 27 days we’ll be on a flight to Germany. We’ll be spending a week in Bremen with my Mother-in-Law then flying to Munich and driving into the alps to Austria and perhaps Switzerland. While there, I’ll be blogging with my iPad and bringing you along. This vacation can’t come soon enough!

Happy Saturday!!