Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Three F's

What a fun week....

We'll start with my big adventure on Saturday where I made my first ever pickled beets.  I don't care for beets in any form -- but mr iquiltforfun asked if I could pickle some beets my sister had given me.  Well, of course -- I've pickled lots of things before....but I have NEVER pickled anything that you can't "poke" with a fork while they're cooking for fear of them "bleeding out."  Seriously?  I have no idea if they are any good -- we'll open them this weekend.  Whether they are edible or not -- they are beautiful.  What a great color.
F:  And I'm thrilled to say that I was the lucky winner of these Robert Kaufman fabrics from Frances at One More Quilt.    Aren't they the wildest things?  They are from the RK Aquatica line and I love them.  Thank you, Frances.
I love the colors in this one.  How fun is this!
This is a great blender for all kinds of brights -- doesn't it just sparkle?
And, this is my favorite!  The details are incredible and I am going to be searching for this on Quiltshops.com as soon as I post this!  I think this would make a wild and wonderful One Block Wonder, don't you?  It is a half yard cut and I can see the repeat is every half yard so I know I need at least three yards and four would be better in my mind.

If you are in the market for taking a chance on more free fabric, check out Frances' blog for a chance to win more fabric on July 15th.

F:  I'm also happy to say I finished a quilt this week.  It's been in the works for a few months (off and on) and I'm glad to have it off the design wall and floor.  Unfortunately, I can't show any pix just yet as it's a gift.  But it's very different from anything I've ever done before and I really really like it.  Stay tuned.

F:  Last, but certainly not least, is a special friend and her husband are coming for the weekend.  While quilting created the opportunity for us to be friends while we were in Chicago, I'm convinced it's not what keeps us friends.  In my mind, our friendship transcends our love of fabric and creating.  To be able to enjoy those is just icing on the cake.

I hope you're having Fun, playing with Fabric, and enjoying the satisfaction of a Finish!  Jan

14 comments:

Pattilou said...

Beautiful fabrics and your beets look just right--enjoy them! Have a fun weekend!

Linda said...

Good for you! I hope they're as good as they look!
The fabrics are gorgeous!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Now I know who won those great fabrics. Congrats!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love pickled beets! I'm volunteering at a mission in southern Louisiana for a couple of months and pickled beets are always on the salad bar. I have a hard time resisting them - would eat them every day - but alas, they have a bit too much sugar since I'm on Weight Watchers. Well, I guess not too much...I just choose a bit of chocolate over the beets. :) blessings, marlene

Sarah Craig said...

Congratulations on that fabric win - those are yummy fabrics! Whoop whoop!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Those fabrics are fantastic! Congratulations on winning them. That kind of fabric might even lure me into quilting, who knows!

Connie said...

Congrats on your beautiful win!!
Thanks for sharing.
Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

Lisa said...

Your beets look good.I have never tried pickled beets but my husband loves them.

felicity said...

I am a freak for pickled beets! Lots of Fun happening here this week. Thanks so much for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Jill said...

I LOVE picked beets!! Hope you enjoy yours! and that fabric is fabulous! Have fun creating with it!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Melissa Corry said...

Awesome F's

ANudge said...

What a fun post! Your fish are fab, your beets are fab and your finish is fab! Thanks for sharing on Applique Thursday.

Julie said...

What a fun post! My Grandma pickled beets and while I was never a fan, like you, I enjoyed the color.

Terry said...

Mmm,..I'll take all of your pickled beets - love them!! Thanks for sharing at our party.