Saturday, December 31, 2011
My plan in 2012 is to use my stash and not buy ANY fabric. I can buy sewing machine needles, buttons, thread, etc. I do have my Etsy shop and possibly might need to buy something for this or that, but hopefully use what I have. Any one else, going on a fabric diet?
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I must, must use from my stash. So I signed up for Judy L's blog (patchwork times.com) I have a little notebook ready to write down my progress. The fabric ins and outs as I cal it. Hopefully there is way more outs than ins! I have a BOM project that needs to be quilted and I plan on using the quilt as you go method. So I am on a fabric diet and I need to stick to it. Anyone else doing this?
Friday, December 23, 2011
Crazy Shortcut Quilts by Marguerita McManus and Sarah Raffuse. I have had the book for awhile, just kept looking it over and over. Finally I decided to dig in the fat quarter box (well large see through container) to find some similar fabric. I pulled out 18, nine for the front and back each. The quilt measures 48x48 when you are finished. The pillow was made with the leftover strips you cut off each end of the fat quarters. I didn't use fancy stitches on the crazy quilt - just straight lines and some points, whatever came to mind. I am so loving this method of quilting. I encourage you to give it a try. Email me if you have any questions. The pillow is going on my Etsy site, don't know about the quilt yet.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
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Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I made a tree skirt. I have always wanted to make one for years, but other holiday sewing got in the way. You all know how that happens. I took a class at the local quilt shop (Piece By Piece) and went for it. The pattern lacks in directions, so I am extremely happy I took the class. The teacher was very helpful with useful hints using this pattern. The pattern is called "Snow Falling on Cedars/Tannenbaum" by www.aardvarkquilts.com.