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Monday, April 8, 2013

Pay It Forward–Catching Up-BOM

It seems that D.C. in finally coming into its Spring weather.  I think we might have even hit the 80s today it just felt wonderful.  Now I can hopefully come out of that heavy gray coat and winter wear to some light weight clothing and color.  Time to come out of the clucky shoes and let the little piggy's get some air.  Before I can do that, I have to hit the nail salon get them scrubbed and polish for their coming out day.

So, now let me catch you up on a few things.  Back in March I posted about a Pay It Forward, in which Gene Black-Alabama Artist ask for 3 participants to join him in Paying It Forward.  I was one of the participants and he sent me this lovely mug rug.


 For my part I posted about it and I have three bloggers that I am Paying It Forward to and they are: Josie (Alcea Rosea 31); Katie (Karma Willow Designs); and Cindy (who I am hoping she will contact me with her address).  I will be working on their pay it forward gift this month and hoping to get it to them by May (Is Mother’s Day in May?)

I Got Mail:  Yes, just because I have not been blogging often, I am still reading blogs to see what I can get into to keep me busy.  Sew Mama Sew has a Modern BOM series which is designed by Alyssa Lichner from Pile o’ Fabric and runs for six months.


This is the fabric I got in the mail today, I just love the colors of lime green and gray.  I can't wait to get start on the block but will be doing some catching up on it.

Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa is also doing a Skill Builder FMQ BOM which you will be doing a quilt as you go blocks while learning to FMQ.  I have not start that yet, but I am keeping up with this BOM and hope to start it too.

As most of you know I have also start doing my first ever Tumbling Block that I started last week.


I got lazy during the weekend, and got tired of ripping them apart because of the stupid little end pieces (ears) that need to be cut off.  So I order the tool.  Yes, people I am a tool freak, and if you need it buy it, so I did. 


That little yellow tool called Corner Cut 60 (Two tools in one) sew a perfect scant 1/4” and trim 60 degree ears for faster seams. (Not my words).  So I will be using this little tool tonight and see if I can finish my Tumbling Block.  The other two items, the Cutting Edge and the Sewing Edge was a package deal and I might give them a try too.

Now this seems like a lot on my plate, but I will work through it along with other stuff I have in my head.  I might have to take another sick week from work, who knows.  I will keep you posted on my progress.

Happy Sewing

The Slow Quilter


  1. Oh yes, it was a gorgeous day here too! I think it definitely hit 80 here in southern Maryland!

  2. Hi Felicia.As a seamstress, we will do whatever it takes to get the job done. It was a great day here in Georgia today, too. And it is going to be wonderful all week. I am glad Spring has finally gotten here. Have a great week!

  3. I love your fabric! The comma line is one of my faves. I have some too!

  4. I love the little turtle. You know I am crazy about lime green. What is the name of that line of fabric. I don't think I have seen it before. You are very busy.

    1. that is part of the comma line by moda -- there are also yellows and oranges in the line

  5. Hi, this is Cindy of no address fame. I'm very envious of your weather as it is snowing today, and is to be cold and windy tomorrow and through the week. Congratulations on your fabric win. It's so much fun to get squishy mail. My addy is 2216 4th Ave N
    Grand Forks, ND 58203 North Dakota! That explains the weather! Enjoy yours and send some our way.

  6. Gene is so nice! Love the little mug rug.

    I just ordered some Comma for myself! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but just had to have it.

  7. Oh my yes! You have tons going on girlfriend!!! I LOVE the Comma line - you are making me drool! And my hands are itching to go online and order some of that lime and gray :*) Also planning a nice pedicure later in the week *smiles*