Monday, April 16, 2012

Misc Monday

Misc: my favorite thing to sift through at a garage sale.  Today I have some quilty misc for you to peruse. 

Have you heard about the My Precious Quilt Along hosted by Kelly at Kelby Sews?  She's challenging us to actually cut up and use our precious hoard of fabric that's been safely sitting on the shelf.  You know, your Neptune, Arcadia, Heather Ross, Flea Market Fancy, etc.  She gently encourages us to take a breath, cut it up, and win a bunch of prizes in the meantime!  I can't help but to hear Smeagol say it in my head, or when I was excitedly describing this to my similarly nerdy boyfriend :)  I did have to Google how to spell it though, so I'm not that much of a scifi geek... Oh wait, I make pillows that have Mario characters on them.  I take that back! 

Back on track - I decided to finally make something with my Tufted Tweets.  I have a 10" square of all the prints and I wanted to do Little Miss Shabby's Picture Frames quilt but I didn't want to trim the squares down.  Since I'm terribly awful at math this project has taken a back burner until now.  Here are a couple of my first blocks.  I chose a grey sashing instead of the beige.  Each block is ~12" square.  I learned to starch well!


I'm trying to destash a bit.  Anyone interested in some Dear Stella for sale or swap?

Last bit of misc - LOOK what I found! And swapped in and bought!  The only one of :D :D  An Arcadia Honey Bun.  Boy do I have good plans for you :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Charm Swap...

Hi friends,

The charm swap I had participated in is looking for a few more people to fill spaces in their next charm swap.  We had been doing different colors and this round is featuring green and purple.  The ladies are sending in great fabrics!  Here's the link to the group.  Just send a request to join and tell them I sent you!

The Colorful Charm Square Swap


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Check out this bargain!

Today the Daily Deal at Stitches n' Giggles is a Moda Vintage Modern Jelly Roll by Bonnie & Camille for $25 + $5 something for s/h.  I've been waiting to pounce on one of these for quite some time now!  I'm loving the houndstooth prints and the soft aquas :)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Flights of Nature WIP

This WIP has been sitting on the shelf for a very long time.  Since I finished up the Triple Irish Chain the other day, I was itching for a new project.  I decided it would be better to work on this one than to start something else totally new.  Besides, it seemed like a new project since all I'd done before was trim the layer cake down and sew the rectangles together.  The fabric is a Cherish Nature by Deb Strain Layer Cake and the pattern is Flights of Nature quilt from MBS.  Unfortunately, when I went back to the MBS to link to the pattern, I'm unable to find it online anymore :(  If you'd like a copy, I have it printed out and can send you one if you send me a message.  

Update: I found the PDF online with a Google search - here it is!

I'm currently selling a great used Bernina Record 830 sewing machine on eBay.  It ends Sunday, so if you need a sewing machine, please check out my auction!

Monday, April 2, 2012

A 2012 Finish!

I finished my second MBS Triple Irish Chain quilt tonight!  For this one, I used the leftover Snippets honey bun strips from the first quilt I gave to my grandma, and added some DS Quilts from JoAnn along with the Katie Jump Rope orange hankie print for the flower centers.  I wish it were more colorful like the first quilt, but maybe it'll grow on me.  The backing is a DS Quilts pattern and the binding is Flea Market Fancy grey seeds reprint.  I wasn't sure if I'd ever really cut into it or just stare at it on my shelf :)  My boyfriend thought it would look good as the binding and I listened (for once ;P ).  


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