Thursday, February 23, 2012


I love vintage quilts.  Trouble is...if I can afford them, they usually have a big hole in the center like this beauty hanging on my dads clothesline.  It does make me happy to know that someone used this quilt alot.  Its very worn, a number of stains and as said earlier, hole in center.  I hope the quilts I'm making will one day show as much wear and tear and love ...

I need to wash this, but will probably have to use the bath tub since it is rather fragile.  So I think Ill wait until it is warmer and can dry outside.
Would you all be terribly disappointed to know that I bought this quilt with the intention of cutting it up and making new Christmas stockings for my family this year?
I continue to fold fabrics.  Will it ever end? 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My starter block

The ladies from my quilting bee, A Dozen Quilters, and I have decided to do a round robin this year.  I think there are six of us joining in.  I plan to send this block out.  I originally made this flower for the baby quilt I just finished, but it was too big.  It will be fun to see how this one grows!

I just finished my first round of Around the Bend and Across the Pond! round robin on Flickr. Ann sent out the center square and indicated she would like a quilt of stars.  This is what I came up with...I really enjoyed this process.
And...lastly, I continue to fold fabric.  I think it has become necessary.  I adore the look of the folded fabric on my shelves, and it's been quite an eye opener for how much fabric I own...and, as it turns out, how much fabric I have bought multiples of!!  I have 2 very large pieces of Erin McMorris's Wallflower print from the Wildwood collection.  Evidently, I loved it enough to buy for backing TWICE.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine's day craft for school

I volunteered to supply a craft for my daughters Kindergarten class for the Valentines day party.
All the while, I had Jenny's inspirational heart garland running thru my mind.

And then I got an email...reminding me that our class was hosting BOTH Kindergarten classes.  So...that doubled the number of kids I needed to supply a craft for.  ugh.

Thank goodness my mom was free this afternoon and willing to help me cut out over 300 hearts, glue them wrong sides together, and then cut 2 slits into those hearts so we could run ribbon through them to hang in a doorway.

Not quite as lovely as Jenny's garland but I think the kids will have fun, and I burned thru a few yards of fabric! Yay for using stash!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

fabric folding

Have you ever lost a fabric.  You know it's in your stash, but you can't locate it?
This recently happened to me and I find it irritating.

So I decided to fold my fabric and organzie the stash.
I checked around and found a few methods...Happy Zombie's method
and I found Jeni's method.
All great technique's, right?

Well, this is how far I got:

I thought I would start with a fun collection...Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt.  But I quickly realized there is no way Im going to stand around for hours and ...really, days and fold fabric.  I would rather sew... I go thru my stash looking for missing items I plan to add some things to my Etsy shop.  Maybe if I get rid of a few things...Ill find what Im looking for!  If you make a purchase, now or at anytime, leave me a note that you read my blog and Ill be sure to add some fun extras!