Take that Trudy!

A lovely quilter friend of mine, Lucia, sent out a call to action last week in an effort to sooth her friend Errick who is battling a cancerous tumor that he has so gallantly named Trudy. You can find out more about Trudy's Arse Kicking quilt here.

She is collecting blocks from sew-er's all over the states (and even across the ponds) to assemble a quilt to give to Errick as he fights Trudy. I think it's an awesome that she's organized this, and even more amazing how many lovely ladies across the country have stepped up and made a block or two (or twenty-one as I just saw in the Flickr pool!)
My blocks for Trudy's Arse Kicking

I whipped up a couple blocks last night, and it was quite a struggle! I came to the realization that I just don't have any manly fabrics in my stash!! All of my blue's are light blues and girly, and the only grays I have are solid Kona's!

Oh well, I used what I could fine (including some Tula Pink Nest!) and am sending these off today to Lucia or tomorrow.
Take that Trudy - block 1

Take that Trudy - block 2


Update your readers!

Hey lovelies! Just wanted to post a reminder that my personal blog has moved to Hello Miss Chelsea - please join me over there!

This blog will slowly but surely becoming a craft blog - please feel free to remain a follower here too but I won't be posting many personal goodies here, just the nitty gritty! =)


Sew Fun 2 blocks

July was my month in the Sew Fun 2 Bee, I sent out an assortment of purples, pinks, browns, light greens and yellow fabrics and requested quarter square wonky log cabins (although I've heard them referred to as wonky quarter bento blocks too)

This was my inspiration- 
Ms LauraJay's Amazing Sunshine Quilt

And these were the packages I sent out
Lil bundles of joy waiting to be sent out

Here's the example block I made
Sample block for my month in the Sew Fun 2 bee

Ready to see some of the goodies I've got en route to my mailbox??
Bento Box for Chelsea
Bento Box for Chelsea
Bento Box for Chelsea
Wonky Quarter Log Cabins for Chelsea
blocks for Chelsea
blocks for Chelsea
Aren't they fantastic? At first the colors worried me a bit - greens, purples and browns aren't usually at the top of my "go-to" list but I really love the way they are playing against each other in these blocks!

Caribbean Cake Island preview

Want to see what this is all about? 
Come over to my new blog (I will no longer be writing daily posts on this one!)


A little spring cleaning

Oh wait, it's summer isn't it. Well I've been debating this since early spring!

My personal blog is on the move!
 Come visit (and re-follow me!) at

As I am working to grow my quilt business, I will be using this space for what I orignally intended it for - just that.... all things creative and crafty!

I would of course be delighted if you left Cream & Cotton on your blog roll, you will find many more inspiration and crafty posts in the coming months, however if you only want the "fun" stuff, I will understand!

(PS Cut me some slack, the new site isn't QUITE up to par, I'm still working on getting the template and all my sidebar goodies transferred over)


My mother likes to taunt me

by sending pictures like this all day long on Mondays (when she babysits my sweet niece)