March 14, 2009

A Notion or Two - March

Thanks to all of you that took the time to tell me about your ironing habits! It seems that most press their seams in one direction with a couple of exceptions. Within a couple of hours of posting and getting the first bit of feedback, I decided to check into my books that I first bought about quilting. I was thinking maybe it wasn't in there :) It was - I probably skipped it as I already "knew" how to press seams. I'm completely self-taught in the quilting department :)

Moving on: My block for Sarah! Sarah sent over a great collection of prints with no real specifics for block design, just a bit of texture. I added pintucks!

I even got a cool shot of those cute little tucks --


I made this fabulous cake last night!! Delish - invite some friends over so you have a great excuse to make it! That's what I did :)

Hope that you are enjoying your weekend ~
Amy

17 comments:

another amy said...

Those fabrics are so cool. And I love the tucks! Very cute.

Melanie said...

What neat tucks. It looks so Spring like in those colours too.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the pintucks - excellent for adding texture!

Stephanie said...

Great fabrics. Love all the colors. I have never done pintucks but what a great block!!!

Jackie said...

I am glad the pressing tips were helpful. I love the block for Sarah. What a great idea for adding a little texture, pin tucks! By the way, that cake looks fantastic!

Janis said...

I love what you did with the tucks! You are so clever.

The bundt cake looks scrumptious!

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute block Amy! I've never had the nerve to try a choc. cake with coffee in it since I'm not a fan of coffee flavor -- can you taste the coffee?

kristina said...

I really like the texture on your block, great idea:)

amylouwho said...

I love this block! The pintucks are darling. I'm inspired to get mine done this week!

That chocolate cake looks delightful!!

Rebekah said...

I like how you did the pleating on this!

Tipper said...

So pretty-and I love the tucks!

Marrdy said...

Holy Kats!! That is some fancy quilting. Are those tucks? You are amazing.

sewtakeahike said...

love the pintucks you added Amy, very creative!

Andrea said...

Wow! I love the texture the pintucks create! I'd love to learn how to do that in my future quilts :-) Great work!

Anonymous said...

did I tell you I love your pin tucks, choice of fabric on your new purse giveaway etc...love mom

Kelly O. said...

those pin tucks just make it POP!

Nanna said...

So pretty! Love the tucks-very posh!