…with these AMAZING European fabrics!! I bought them with baby girl in mind…hoping to make an amazing quilt for her. I bought these fabrics from two places…BanberryPlace.com and Sheree’s Alchemy. Corie of Banberry Place also has a blog called Stunt Sewing. Sheree of Shereesalcemy has an online store, an etsy shop, and a blog. Both shipped quickly and were packaged perfectly! I’m so excited to get started!!
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Seems like forever that I’ve actually COMPLETED a project. *sigh*
It’s been a busy, busy summer, with lots of acitivity and less mommy time with Jack being home. But school is back in session, and mommy is getting back into a groove 🙂 My first completed project for September are these burp cloths for a friend’s new baby boy. I just love Michael Miller’s Lil’ Cowpokes fabric, and I had these men’s shirting fabrics waiting for the right project…so there you go. I think I might need to use these men’s shirting fabrics for more…a boys quilt? Ideas, ideas, ideas. Speaking of ideas and projects…I have many STARTED projects that need to be finished!
The first started project that needs to be finished was started a YEAR ago! Woops. I just kept getting sidetracked. I bought a whole bunch of batiks at my aunt’s quilt shop last year. I am not usually a batik kind of girl, but I wanted to try something different, and I was drawn to the boyish, earthy qualities of the fabrics I chose. So…I started a Turning Twenty batiks quilt for my two boys…and the quilt top is finally finished. The backing is ready. I just need to put it together 🙂 I WILL do that soon! Here’s a little peek:
The next project is a Zig Zag quilt (without piecing triangles), using a tutorial by Crazy Mom Quilts. I have all the fabric cut and partially sewn. The quilt top is ready to be put together now. I chose whites, blues and browns…thinking that this quilt might be gifted to the family’s summer home on the beach. Maybe (ha ha ha) I will get to it by NEXT summer 😉
My next two “projects” are more like dilemmas…what to do with this amazing fabric?! I have a ton of Anna Maria Horner that needs a complimenting quilt design…and I have been collecting all the red and aqua fabric I can find (this pic just shows some of it) to finally make a much desired “raqua” quilt…again, I need a design. Hmmm. I have been staring at these fabrics for months. What to do, what to do. Any suggestions?!
Ok….so, I have a lot to accomplish…and this is just the beginning of ALL that I want to get done. There’s the robot quilt that I am planning on making for Jack(based on this GREAT quilt I found on flickr), a new fall bag, an attempt on hexagons like these and since November is my month at Bee Modern quilting bee, I need to get my act together and decide on what kinds of blocks I want the girls to make, and what fabric to use…not much time to figure it all out given that I need to buy the fabric, cut it up, divide it and send it to 15 girls all across the globe! ah well. I’ll get there. One project at a time 🙂
My first swap! This first picture is of the package I sent to Sudi-Laura(taken by Sudi-Laura who did a MUCH better job photographing the contents than I did). Sudi-Laura told me she liked bright and bold colors…so I thought red and aqua (my favorite color pair at the moment) would do the trick. I wanted to send something else with the coasters so I found some tea and a mug that coordinated well with the red & aqua theme. I used the Pinwheel Quilted Coaster tutorial by The Long Thread. They were really fun to make 🙂
My first swap package is ready to ship. This was a coaster swap hosted by Kindred Crafters. I had a lot of fun and I hope that my partner Sudi-Laura from The Adventures of a Fabric Junky enjoys them!! I will post pics when I know Sudi-Laura has receivd them 🙂