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Monday, February 22, 2016

Fawning Over Fabric

It has been awhile since I showed pictures of fabrics I love. I used to participate in Sunday Stash every week, but now, I seldom buy new fabrics. I have tons and am trying to sew from stash as much as I can. Also, not very many fabrics speak to me right now, a leftover condition from so many months of no creativity, I am sure. But this one is a beauty! Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics. I fell in LOVE!
 I first saw some on a blog, can't remember whose. I rushed to look it up and find out what this lovely fabric was. I am not often that inspired.
 The colors are so soft and pretty. Not my usual bright rainbow hues at all.
 I have accumulated seven of the nine limited edition prints. I usually buy half yards or fat quarters where I can, but I bought a whole yard of each of these babies.
 The top one in this photo is a border print that I am saving to make a little dress for Miss N when she is a wee bit bigger. The tiny navy flowery things that are sprinkled all over this really make the whole thing, I think.
 The pinks are so much prettier than my photos suggest. The creams are creamier too.
 This is the print that first grabbed me on that blog. I had to find it and see what else went with it. You get that, don't you?
 Ready to piece, quilt and label something, I just need the right project for these beauties.
If you love this as I do, hurry and get some, because it is, after all, being a limited edition, not going to be around for long. Don't miss out!
See you soon.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Winter Sewing

So cold outside. A great time for some winter sewing. In addition to quilting the three quilts I pin basted a couple of weeks ago, now on hold while I wrangle with some sewing machine issues, I am still making new quilt tops. Guess you can't have enough.

 Remember these? The top three are from Lilly Pond by Rae Hoekstra. They are so soft and organic too! The bottom three are a line from Monaluna. I forget the name, but they are also organic. I love how these two lines play together.
And this is the beginning of the quilt I am making with them for Miss N. More of a big girl quilt than a baby quilt, but it's going to take some time to get done. I am kind of designing it as I go and I like it so far.

More cold and maybe snow on the way, so more time to sew before spring gets here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Wonderful Day

Such great progress made yesterday, for a Monday no less. I had to work, but when I got home, I decided I needed to make some sewing progress too. I have lots of tops that need to be pin basted and quilted, so I started on that. Pin basting is so much harder for me now because my knees can't quite take the crawling around on the floor like they used to.
 Remember this? It is the final quilt top made in my Sunday Morning Quilts Bee. It has been pressed and on a hanger on my door for a loooong time.
 And I recently assembled this sweet top made from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew's pattern Suburbs. This was the second one I made from that pattern.
This Christmas version is the first. So now, all three of these have backs and are pin basted. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks, they will get quilted and bound and off to their new homes. The X Plus quilt stays here with me, to remind me of all the wonderful women who were in my bee for three years.
 In between quilting, I am assembling a couple of quilts. I am doing the HKQAL with Amy at Sukie Don't You Know. The quilt top is a little further along than this, but this is the only photo I have so far. I am caught up as of today. Only 12 more blocks to go!
And I am also working on another quilt for baby N, using these great organic fabrics by Rae Hoekstra mixed with some sea prints from Monaluna. I am loving this one for sure.
Talk to you soon.