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…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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Ok, so I lied. Well I didn’t mean to..but I changed my mind. I was thinking Fresh Cut for the fabrics for November’s Bee Modern quilting bee but despite my utter LOVE for Fresh Cut, it wasn’t what I was looking for. I’m planning on using the blocks to make a king-sized quilt for my bedroom. I wanted deeper/warmer/richer colors…less pastelly (is that a word?!). Anyhoo…These are the fabrics I chose. Mostly from Anna Maria Horner with a few others added in. I can’t wait to see it all together in a quilt! Here are my inspiration pictures:

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I’m looking for dresden plates, hexagon flower gardens and wonky stars. The girls in Bee Modern are so talented and I can’t wait to see what they do!

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Burp Cloths for a baby boy, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

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:

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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 😉

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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?! 

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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 🙂

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Stacked Coins for Ben, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

Finally made this quilt!! I have been dreaming of it since before Ben’s birth. I inteded to have it made before he was born…it never happened. Ben just turned one and I figured, better late than never! I adapted the quilt from Last-Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts. (love that book btw!) I hope Ben will love to snuggle with it 🙂

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Made a new belt…, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

I have been wanting to make some belts like these and these, but could not for the life of me decide which fabrics to use! I finally decided to go simple to start, and went with a pair of fabrics that have been lying around and have had no good use thus far. I intended to use them for a Mei Tai baby carrier, but just never got around to it after making the first one! I grabbed these two fabrics and immediately thought of a new jacket I got at the Gap that will go perfectly with jeans and some flips. And hey it goes with a lot of other stuff too 🙂 I used this tutorial by Not Quite Vintage and because I’m instructionally challenged, I made one little goof, but no one would notice or care….eh, you live, you learn. Now I need to hit Etsy and grab some vintage belt buckles!

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Sunday Stash #2, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

I know, again, its NOT Sunday!! I worked all weekend (thats my excuse), and wasn’t on my computer at ALL. (note withdrawal post!)
Anyhoo. I’m back from two night shifts and one evening and am getting back into the groove. I’m psyched for this charm pack (well actually I got five of them) and am thinking of using it to make Thimbleblossoms “Wild Thing” quilt. I think the fun fabrics will go really well with the whirly pinwheels 🙂

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Other than new fabric…I’m so excited to be invited to join a virtual quilting bee by Nichole of Shear Delight. I’ve loved spying on other bees, and have always WANTED to join one, like this one called Common Threads. Ours is called Bee Modern and I’m super excited to get to started and to get to know the other 11 girls. Thanks Nichole for including me 🙂

Also…dun dun dah, I joined Kindred Crafters in a coaster swap! You can still join us, the join by date is May 8th. You definitely gotta check it out.

And on that note…I’m fully committed and will be nice and busy for a bit. Love that! Ok, time for a little fro yo (Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia) and then off to bed! Night!

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Finished Birdie Sling, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

It took me weeks, lol….one step here and there….in between kids and working, I finally got it done. Amy Butler is amazing…and I just love her fabrics and patterns. This was my first bag and one of the first times (or the first?!) using a pattern at all! I didn’t have too much trouble, especially since Shear Delight created a GREAT photo tutorial, which helped, especially for creating those gussets 🙂 A few other girls have also commented on their experiences making the bag which helped as well. I had planned on adding a magnetic closure, but couldn’t figure out WHEN to add them….at which point should I have done that? Can anyone out there tell me? I really liked making this bag, and will definitely make another, maybe in the fall with some nice fall fabrics…mustards? I learned some new things making this bag such as gussets and using a slip stitch…which by the way, I found a great tutorial for by Keyka Lou.  Thank god I did, because I had NO idea how to do that! So here it is. Onto making a patchwork belt.  Maybe tonight…

PS–I meant to add these links:

Birdie Sling pattern correction

Pink Chalk Studio’s post on her Birdie Sling

Birdie Sling Tutorial by Grace Designs

Installing a magnetic snap by Craft Apple

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