Finished Quilt Top ~ Eden by Lila Tueller

While flipping through the Connecting Threads catalog I saw a quilt that I thought looked easy enough to make. I didn’t want to buy the kit with the fabric that they supplied, so I just winged it…the pattern is by Lorrie Franz, I think it’s called Grandma’s Inspiration.

I pulled out the two charm packs of Eden that I had…we’ve been under a winter storm since Tuesday and I WANTED SPRING, damnitalltohell! Lila Tueller’s Eden fabric line is definitely SPRING! Didn’t have enough charms to finish the quilt top AND for part of the back, so I went to Windy Moon, one of my local quilt shops…and they were sold out (I received a finger lashing from Cindy, “You should know better by now! You NEVER buy enough!”) Big Sigh. Bought a bunch of 1/4 yards of the fabric line, I can always use the rest in another quilt.

Since I didn’t have the pattern I was slightly off on measurement of the inner white border, which threw the two vertical outer borders off a tad.

Here is the finished quilt top…I’m calling it A WINDOW INTO SPRING…as that was what I was happily thinking of while sewing this top! It’s approximately 46″x60″ in size.

Finished Quilt Top ~ A Window into Spring

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For Today ~ 21 April 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 21 April 2010

Outside My Window… a Winter storm after having two 81F days in a row! It’s snowing right now. Grrrrr.

I am thinking… I’d rather be home quilting. Where’s that bloody space heater that’s supposed to be under my desk.

I am thankful for… having a job while so many here in Nevada are losing theirs. Even if it’s a bit stressful.

From the kitchen… I have artichokes again in the frig. But I may get a $10 pizza from Round Table Pizza on the way home.

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, and a long sleeved heavy cotton shirt, hair up in a ponytail.

I am creating… two quilts, one for my niece and one with Lila Tueller’s Eden fabric.

I am going… Stop by Windy Moon at lunch time (or after work), I need one more Eden charm pack to finish the quilt top and the back.

I am reading… Country Living and Mary Jane’s Farm magazines.

I am hoping… My constant wish ~ That everyone that is looking for a job, finds one. Adding one more onto the list…my computer loan was accepted, now I have to wait for the account to get more funds in it so they can give me my loan!

I am hearing… ice machine, me typing, doors opening.

Around the house… need to spray for ants. Those little itty-bitty black ants are starting to come into the house.

One of my favorite things… Sunshine and warmer weather on a WEEKEND…not in the middle of the week when I’m at work.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… not really sure.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

Part of a quilt top I started last night…fabric is the beautiful Eden from Moda and designed by the lovely Lila Tueller. I need to add more of the white sashing/border, then one more border before the top is finished.

There is a winter storm out there…so I pulled out Lila’s fabric that I had, turned on KUNR and listened to classical music while I quilted.

Quilt top with Lila Tueller's Eden fabric line from Moda

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Quilt Give Away at Lila Tueller Designs

While googling for Lila Tueller’s Woodland Bloom fabric line (my LQS does not have a lot of it…and I LOVE IT!) I found this!

Lila is holding a give-away at her blog site LILA TUELLER DESIGNS…grand prize is a quilt she made with her new line of fabric called EDEN from Moda Fabrics.

The winner will receive this grand prize quilt with a retail value of about $200+!!!
There will also be second and third prizes of pattern 3 packs.