Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Stash #2 2012

I really, really, really need to stop looking at fabric sites. I told myself that I was going to work only from my stash now, with the exception of solids.

That was before I received the Hawthorne newsletter Friday morning...

Now I'm the proud owner of 14 new fat quarters by Patty Young. Once I saw the Lush line, I new I had to have some, especially the Running Stitch prints. I only wish I was able to get all the prints from the line. Perhaps in time.

Meanwhile, here's a look at the ones I did get. Hawthorne Threads has the line for a great price, and I ordered on Friday and had them in my hot big hands on Saturday! (granted I live in the same state :) )

Friday, January 13, 2012

In Color Order HST BOM January Block

This year I'm feeling a bit more adventurous with my sewing and in celebration of that I have joined In Color Order's Block of the Month quilt a-long.

Today I've completed January's block using prints from Denyse Schmidt's Daisy Mae line. And, as another departure from my norm, I've use a slate blue fabric as my background color instead of the same old same old white that I always go for. I found almost 10 yards of the slate blue fabric at the thrift store for under $5.00! What a bargain that was, and now I'm putting it to good use.

Still struggling with my seam allowance, so my block finishes up, after trimming, at 12" instead of the 12.5" it's supposed to be. :(

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday 2012 #1

I'm linking this post up with W.I.P Wednesdays WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

First up is a quilt I started just before Christmas. It uses Suzanne McNeill's 10-minute block tutorial on Youtube.
I actually wanted the quilt to look like McIntyreGirl's quilt, with the extra windows between the rows, but I couldn't figure out how she did it.

I just have 3 more blocks to sew together and add to the top and then the top is done!

This is the first project that I've started this year. It's going to be the All Framed Up quilt seen over on Moda Bake Shop.
I'm using Delighted by Riley Blake, which I won a FQ bundle of from Candice at Sunshine, Handmade back in November.

I've got the border strips done, and 5 of the 8 focus blocks done. I haven't a name for the center, so I will probably try some flower appliques or something.

Lastly, over Christmas break I found a project I started back in 2008! This is when I first started quilting, and I think this project was a bit too ambitious, so I gave up on it. It's the quilt from the front of this magazine.

I had all the pieces cut, but had only completed about 5 swirls. I think I will try to work this into one of those 15 minute daily challenges until it is done.

This week's stats:

Completed: 0
New: 1
In Progress: 5

BOM Progress:

In Color Order: Not started

Monday, January 9, 2012

Some Finishes From 2011

While I had 2 weeks off from work around the Christmas/New Years Holidays I was able to finish up a few projects started earlier in the year.

The first was this quilt I started in April, I think. I had intended to have it finished for my Mom's birthday in May. I was trying stippling a quilt for the first time and it was just no going well, so I put it away and gave her a different quilt I had completed.

Well, I pulled it out again a week before Christmas and finished it up! I was able to give it to my mom for Christmas, and I think she actually likes it. :)

This quilt was inspired by, and used the heart shaped blocks tutorial from Tall Grass Prairie Studio.

And I've just realized I didn't take completion pictures of the other quilt, so that will be a post for another day.

The principal fabrics are mostly Delilah by Tanya Whelan. The backing is one of my reclaimed/thrifted bed sheets.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Stash

I'm just bursting with joy at some of my new fabrics that I've decided to share them in a Sunday Stash report.

I have to admit I went a little crazy with fabric buying during the last of December and the first few days of the new year, but in my defense, I only bought fabric that was on sale, and mostly 1/4 yard cuts.

There were some really fabulous sales going on, online stores wanting to clear their stock in preparation for the new stuff. I loaded up on some of the great lines I've seen throughout the year, and here are a few of the ones I picked up.

Happy Mochi Yum Yum by Lecien with which I will make the Super Zig quilt by Monica Solorio-Snow with the free pattern at the Lecien site.

Next I have some Promenade and a Promenade Layer Cake by Riley Blake. I will be attempting to make my version of Summer in Paris, seen on the Sunshine, Paradise? blog.

I also picked up some Sanctuary by Patty Young. I'm undecided what quilt I will make with this stack.

And the last for now, Terrain by Kate Spain for Moda. I don't have specific plans for this bundle yet, but I'm sure to see lots of inspiration this year from all the quilt bloggers I follow!