Last week we visited Southern California for my sister’s wedding….and I’ve got a mountain of laundry to prove it.
We did a ton of this:
A little of this:
And waaaayyyyy too much of this:
I came home to some fun mail…fabric ordered from Stash Modern Fabric.   I’m in love with the goldfish + blue ikat print together!
So instead of doing my mountain of laundry, we are wearing PJ’s and I snuck in some sewing:
I love going on vacations but I really love being home in my own space and in my own sheets (eww) even more!

32 Responses to SoCal

  1. pcflamingo July 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Love the goldfish with googly eyes!

  2. Rene Sharp July 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    GREAT post, that is some lovely sewing!!!

  3. Michelle July 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    How pretty! You and your little one in matching outfits.

  4. sophie July 16, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    hehe!! just like you I love coming back home but you seemed to have a great time and this quilt top looks amazing. I always wonder at your ability to choose fabrics that go together so well!

  5. Anna July 16, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Estais guapísimas!!!


  6. Lana July 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    I am a lucky follower of you in IG, but I love seeing your quilts here…that set of blocks is AWESOME!!!
    Welcome home!

  7. kathy-o July 16, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    Looks like fun in the sun! And – you seem to be hooked on those stars….love it! And I love your lace skirt! I need one to go with my cowboy (girl) boots!

  8. mvink July 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Looks like a loyof fun!! I am in love with those goldfish!!

  9. Michele July 16, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    I totally agree.

  10. Carie July 16, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    I think you'll have to concede defeat – that's going to be a full size quilt now – and it's gorgeous!

  11. Auntie Pami July 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Big girl! Love those Costco ice cream bars.

  12. Cheerful Homemaker July 17, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    Love, love, LOVE the goldfish fabric!

  13. Kellie July 17, 2013 at 5:33 am #

    Ahhh. You were in my hood!!! Is that the Long Beach Aquarium or Santa Monica Pier? Is that Marina Del Rey Costco? Hope SoCal treated you well!

  14. Betty July 17, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    What a lovely post! And now you've gotten me hooked on the Scrappy Lone Star Block – how gorgeous! And finally, your children are perfectly adorable – love the "squatting at the shoreline" picture – it is perfect!

  15. Olga Retterath July 17, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Oh yeah, so much laundry
    after the holidays, I hate this.
    Your starblock is going very beautiful.
    Greetings from Germany
    from **

  16. Meg July 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Your daughter is getting so big! She is adorable. Love the dress she has on. Have never seen one like it. Miss having little girls (have 4 daugthers), love the clothes with all the matching stuff and also doing their hair. They all talk now about when they have a daughter and all the cute stuff they will have them wear (they are girly girls), I told them they might not have girls and will love whatever God gives them.

    Love the goldfish fabric!! That is so cute!

    Love your book too by the way. I bring it with me when we go to our lake cabin in Wisconsin. I love just looking through it. Great job!!


  17. Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures July 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    I just returned from beach but a really good friend let me use her Longarm to finish 6 quilts, YAY!

  18. Elsa July 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    Lovely photos of your sweet baby girl at the beach and your son eating ice cream!

  19. Wanda July 17, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    I am so loving your lone star blocks. I've got to make one. The fish fabric is just too cute. Guess you know where I'll be shopping!

  20. Vicki July 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Your new blocks are beautiful. Looks like everyone had a great time! Welcome home!!!

  21. Scott at the Blue Nickel July 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    So you went to Cali to eat at Costco?? LOL!! Glad you had fun….and had some of the best icecream bars anywhere!!

  22. Amanda Murphy July 17, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Your kids are adorable and that Lone Star block is beautiful – makes me want to sew!

  23. Terry Kessinger July 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    I got in a family SoCal visit this summer, too. Love it! The fabrics are really nice, but I'm loving that star! Beautiful!

  24. Robin@robinsnestquilting July 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    That is an aMAZing quilt block! You chose a great color combination.

    robin :-)

  25. Kelsea July 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    Those are beautiful fabrics! I'm going to check out that online store now- always looking for new places to get fabric!

  26. Steven and Ginger July 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    I love the lone stars you are making! I have wanted to make one forever, and now thanks to you linking up tutorials for them, and after seeing yours I think I can tackle them. When you make these smaller sizes, do you just bind them as they are and use it as a wall quilt? Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

  27. Sarah July 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    I'm the same. I love a holiday, but it's so nice to get home to your own bed and familiar routine. Your little girls hair is so cute. Are the curls from you or husband? It's also red! A rarity. My brother is red so I always notice them.

  28. Becky July 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    O, fun fabrics! Such beautiful sewing! Love summer vacations as much as anyone, but it can be such a relief to be home.

  29. July 18, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    The goldfish!!! Ahh! Love.

  30. Roberta Bortoluzzi July 19, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    Hi , I love your blog always has nice things here, hugs …

  31. Jo July 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    Hello, I love that 'handwriting' fabric but I can't seem to find it at the stash store on etsy :(. Do you happen to know what it's called?

  32. deb August 7, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    oh oh, I didn't get the tut link for the lonestar block!! I would really love to have it!

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