I didn’t buy any fabric at all on my trip. But I DID do some more shoppin’ on my computer and this turned up!
Yes – I do realize that I used to blog about sewing and not just show you stacks of pretty fabric. Sorry about that. It will change soon!
Meanwhile, I had joined in on Chaletgirl’s vintage sheet swap and check out what I got back. I scored!
I can’t wait to sew tons of quilts with all of this new fabric!
Finally! I’ve so missed blogging and sewing and all of you! Between the work trip and the job in general, I’ve not had a second to sit in front my sewing machine in almost three weeks. But this weekend we were reunited!
I have other projects going that I should have worked on, but I allowed myself to just have fun. I made some super girly quilt blocks.
And it lead to a girly baby quilt top!
Can’t wait to make the back, get it sandwiched, and quilt it. Oh it’s been so long since I’ve finished a quilt!!
That’s what this blog will be until later this month! I’m leaving town later today for a bit and I know there will be no sewing done meanwhile. Fabric shopping might be a different story… Something that there’s been no lack of around here recently.
Even managed to nab one yard of the precious latest Heather Ross.
And while my friends and family know and love me, it’s only you, my bloggyland friends who really “get” my fabric cravings. Proof: In an astonishingly kind gesture, Amanda Jean put a little birthday gift in the mail to me.
Yes. That’s right. You are seeing what you are seeing. VW Vans!!! A fat quarter of each and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. I was all out and you all know just how hard it is to get your hands on this stuff these days! I’ve decided that I’m not cutting into until I’m making a baby quilt for MY baby. Who know when that will be, but the buses are going untouched until then! Thanks Amanda Jean!!
Meanwhile, I’m slowly, occasionally, adding a block to the wall.
Back in a couple of weeks…!
Only had time to get a couple of blocks done this weekend. Spent most of the weekend shopping as working on a show like Project Runway will make you paranoid about your outfit!!
The blocks for the first month of the 12 Squared bee.
It was so much fun to work with these bright and vibrant colors.
On a different note – my job takes me to Seattle later this week and then I head to NYC. I know I want to hit up Purl Soho, but anyone have any other recommendations of fabric or other fun stores that I can’t miss out on while I’m in either city??
A quick post to mention that I’m going to be teaching another class for Home Ec. at Reform School! It’s a one night class on how to make a patchwork pillow sleeve! First we’ll improvisationally piece a wonky log cabin block and then we’ll turn it into a pillow sleeve. All on the evening of Thursday May 28th.
Should be fun! Click over here and scroll down through all of their amazing classes (I might need to take the glass beads one!!) to sign up!
This weekend I made a bunch of blocks that are headed off to different homes.
First, April’s blocks for Block Party. Megan sent the fabric this month and man, she’s got some good taste! A couple of the fabrics are on their way to me now… couldn’t resist buying some after seeing them in person.
I love this little owl on the left. He’s just so pissed off. Cracks me up every time I look at him.
And I was a little late to the party, but I’m officially in love with with Wonderland by MoMo. So many cute print in the line. A bit ended up in the center of this second block:
Sure is fun to try new things on individual blocks!
Now that these are all done, maybe I can get some work done on a quilt. This whole having a job thing sure does cut into the sewing time!
I can buy fabric!
Oh and there’s a killer giveaway going on over at See Katie Sew. Go check it out!
I have a quilted garden tote tutorial up over at Sew, Mama, Sew! today. Hop on over to download the PDF. I hope you like it!
That’s what’s going on these days. Was too busy with other things this weekend to get much sewing done. I did manage to finish framing all of the Block Party blocks that I have though!
I’m just waiting on getting the final two and I can put the whole top together. Another angle:
It’s gonna be one funky quilt… And it’s going to be all mine!
Oh and thank you all for your wonderful birthday wishes! So nice of all of you!