While I’m usually not a stasher -
I’ve recently found a few deals that I could not pass up! These are good basics, and a few favorites that I hadn’t been able to pick up yet.
What have you been shopping for lately?
I recently caught the swapping bug again, and signed myself up for three, yes THREE, swaps! It’s a fun way to get to know people, and take on a small project for a friend. If you haven’t done a swap yet, join flickr and start posting photos there regularly, and find some fun groups to join!
Today, I’m sharing some favorite pouches that I’ve found on flickr, to hopefully inspire my partner. Really, I’m not hard to please, just needs to be pretty!
Click the photo, to see credits.
Looking at these fave’s, I realize how much I’m drawn to linen and patchwork, and patchwork in general. So simple, yet so appealing! And those frames are really fun too, but I don’t expect that of anyone. Like I said before, I’m not hard to please!
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I’ve had this little collection of Wonderland for a couple of years now.
I’ve had an idea for a while now, but yesterday in the shower it all clicked, and now I KNOW exactly what I want to do.
Be on the lookout for progress here in the next few weeks – I’m excited to get started!
I’m also excited about this being our last week of school, relaxed days home with my kiddos – should be a blast!
Happy Quilting ~ Amy
I took a tons of pictures in Washington while we were visiting over Christmas. Looking through them again, I came across a few that I thought I would share! Check out this texture :
I think I feel a mossy green quilt coming soon, just need to find a way to add texture like some of these!
Happy quilting ~ Amy
As I was working on a project last week, I forced my self to stop and take a picture.
I love the lines and the movement in these pieces.
How’s your challenge week going? I hope you are making progress!
I think I’m finally kicking this cold – my head is feeling clear once again.
I have this fabulous pile of Kona solids, and I was trying to decide why I love working with solids so much.
My conclusions, so far:
I love being able to select my own palette.
I love the simple, clean lines of a quilt made with solids.
I love the subtlety of shades available, especially with Kona – over 200 colors – that’s like the biggest box of crayons times 2!
This stack of solids will be worked into a quilt in the coming weeks.
I’ll have a few sneak peeks for you as I work!
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Piles of them! And I have no definite plans yet, just the simple love of hand sewing.
Originally I purchased 1 1/4″ templates, based on my quick twitter research, but as I started cutting scraps, I cut 2″ instead of 3″ squares…so! I decided to buy the 3/4″ templates as well. I had cut a ton of squares already!
Turns out – I like the 3/4″ better! There’s less wiggle room, and they sew up fast!
An example of my basting stitches, just in case you are curious.
These little buggers are addicting! I tend to sew them while waiting in the carpool line at school, or while relaxing in the evenings. The key to being able to enjoy it, is having pieces prepped and ready. … Read More »
A few things have come through my email, and I wanted to share!
Last winter a group of quilters raised and donated over $5000 to World Vision. We are gathering once again to raise funds for Japan via Mercy Corps – check out Modern Relief for details and grab a button for your blog!
Accuquilt is hosting a contest – design a barn quilt and you could win! Just click on the graphic for details!
A reminder the Mug Rug Madness is under way over at Erin’s!
And registration is open over at The Sewing Summit! We are really excited to have this fabulous weekend in the works – get more info, and learn how to register to reserve your conference ticket!
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I went to visit my local quilt shop the other day, and walked out with a pretty stack of Love Birds, to make a sample quilt.
I’m making the cover quilt from my book, so that they can make kits for upcoming classes (taught by me!) and quilt shows.
I’m having fun reading all your comments – Thanks for playing along!
It’s my turn to share a block! If you haven’t been following along yet, you can get all the details and blocks here on John’s blog! If you are new here – welcome! I hope you like the block and take time to poke around a bit.
Block 10 :: Turned Geese
I think I hear some of you grumbling, “so many geese!” ”so many pieces!” Don’t worry, I’m going to break it down to very manageable steps.
Up first cutting your fabrics:
My block uses
Orangesicle Discs Print 5445-13 – referenced as white
Limeade Floral 5444-11 – referenced as green
Orangesicle Solid 5448-13 – referenced as orange
From the white fabric cut:
1 – 5 1/4″ square
8 – 2 7/8″ squares
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Have you used organic fabrics?
I’ve not yet, but I’m planning a project with this fabulous bundle of Nature Walk:
Michelle at Cloud 9 Fabrics graciously sent them to me last week, and I’m loving the soft hand and beautiful prints.
If you would like to better understand what makes these fabrics organic, and why you might want to use them, I found the FAQ page at Cloud 9 Fabrics super informative.
Now to dream up the perfect project!
What are you up to today?
I don’t get out much, but when I do, a beautiful place to visit is Pinterest! Pinterest at it’s core, is visual bookmarks. I can pin an image to a categorized board, then I will always know where to find it!
I took a few screen shots -
This is my profile and my most recent pins. When on the site you can click the picture and it will take you to the original url, where it was pinned. So, if I pin a super cute tutorial, that I want to try later…i just pin it!
Another fun aspect of Pinterest, is that it’s social too! You can comment on other pins posted by others too, or repin a beautiful image that they pinned. Sound confusing? It’s not! Once you get on the page it’s quite simple.
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