Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Twiggy's Back and she Loves Sushi!

So how many of you remember Twiggy from your teenage years? Oh how we longed to be that skinny, funky, British model! Most of us knew we would never in a million years look like her - but she was a lot of fun to watch along with other folks across the pond like Emma Peel, Ilya Kuriakin, and oh, yeah - John, Paul, George and Ringo! OK - so I've dated myself, but I have fond memories of those years!

Today's Twiggy is a little different and I've been watching her as well ever since she arrived a while back! I love the delicate, nature inspired print! At Sew Expo, one of the vendors was selling a kit for the pattern which was designed to go with the fabric! That did it for me. The quilt was made up and I must say the photo of the pattern below doesn't do it justice. I'll be making this one for our master bedroom - sometime next fall or winter.

I also came across this Sushi Roll (sushi must have been one of Twiggy's diet secrets) of lovely, daiwabo inspired Lecien fabrics. For those of you who are unfamiliar with a Sushi Roll, it is the same as a jelly roll, except the strips are 2 7/8" wide. I also purchased a jelly roll pattern for this, but it was out of stock at the show, so its being mailed to me later.
I took the wrapping off the package and twirled the roll so you could get a look at all the prints - aren't they pretty?
These are the last of my Sew Expo purchases. I really had a great time there this year. A couple of other items are showing up in the mail - I'll give you a look at those in a day or two. I've also been working on a crochet project in the evenings. Last evening I got to looking at my work for the first of the three skeins of yarn it requires. Something just didn't look right, so I ripped it out to the beginning and will try to figure out what I'm doing wrong. And it may be that there isn't anything wrong, but I am a perfectionist in these things, unfortunately, so as soon as I get it right, I'll give you a peek!

12 comments:

Cindy said...

This is the first I've heard of a "sushi" roll. Is it edible too? LOL Great colors inside!

Purple and Paisley said...

you got some great things at the expo! *drool*

aarrgh...tearing out crochet...it sucks but it's easier than seam-ripping out a quilt, huh? ☺

Stephanie said...

I was a mere child in the 60s but I do remember Twiggy? She'll look lovely in your master bedroom. Well, you know what I mean!!!

Lisa D. said...

You found a lot of fun goodies at Expo - sounds like you had a great time! I'll be working at the Keepsake booth at the QA show in Monroe on Sunday, March 21 if you get a chance to stop by and say hello.

Carrie P. said...

I do remember Twiggy. I always thought she was way to skinny even when I was younger. I like your twiggy fabric a whole lot. I saw those sushi rolls on the Jabber Jolly blog for the first time.

*karendianne. said...

Totally diggin' that fabric! What fun. I noted those at the fatquarter shop but I didn't buy any.

I crochet in the evenings, too! We're cosmically connected. :) Just the news you wanted to hear, I know...

Jackie said...

It's a good thing you took that rolling backpack 'cuz you sure got some great things!

The fabric in the sushi roll are fantastic! Your Twiggy fabric looks much more fun than the old Twiggy!

PamKittyMorning said...

Ilya Kuriakin. Ahh my junior high heart throb. I still think he's the cutest.. even as an old guy on NCIS.

Mel said...

GREAT fabrics! Maybe I DO like Sushi! Can't wait to see Twiggy sewn up!

Kaaren said...

Oh Candace you cetainly took me for a ride down memory lane. Twiggy! I would have given anything to look like her back then. Remember how she enhanced her top and bottom eye lashes by painting them on with eyeliner? I used to do that but that's the closest I ever came to resembling her.

Love your choice of fabrics. Sigh. There's just so many to choose from. Life's not easy, is it? (wink)

Libby said...

Now that's a fun little 'snack pack' you picked up.

sewtakeahike said...

ka.ute Candace! The pattern of the vines with leaves is adorable!! Is that the pattern you ordered for your sushi roll?