Tuesday, June 29, 2010

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie...or Send Me To a Fabric Sale

I received an e-mail from the Golden D'Or announcing their big 30% off pre-inventory sale. I had pretty much talked myself out of going then relented since I needed a lot of backings for already completed quilt tops. This first pic shows the 59.25 yards that I bought. Yes that number is correct....sadly. There are 5 backings in there. Then the Halloween fabric is destined for my charity stash. Enough of that fabric type now. Wow I have a lot! There are 4 pieces in there destined for my attempt to bust all my animal prints. 24 cuts in all.


























After I left Golden D'Or with Babs I went to the Mesquite Quilt Show. 2 panels and 2.5 yards of yardage that coordinates with one if the panels. Just under 4 yards here. 4 cuts in all. Plus I got that cute little tote.




















The next afternoon I made my Walmart run. I noted that I needed some black for a quilt I plan to make while at Mom's and I was just too lazy to look for any in my stash. My Walmart is discontinuing their fabric department. The one I frequent in Monroe has already done so. All fabric was marked 50% off. No black cotton. I decided to look for a backing I needed and found it. 37.5 yards in total. Most of these will be used to make QOVs. 10 cuts there.





















Just over 100 yards. 38 cuts in all. I am going to avoid fabric stores like the plague for awhile! I sure did have fun though!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Design Wall Monday

On my mission to bust my animal prints here are two more BQ's. I started making the teal one for my aunt and decided my uncle should have one too. Go to Judy's to see what is on everyone's design wall.












Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Round Robin

I participated in another round robin. This one had one international participant. The base of the piece was to represent all the turmoil that my family has been going through. The embellishment was hope and coming out of that turmoil. How do you think they did?


























Friday, June 11, 2010

Fuzzy Driving

When you are driving down a black topped road you know how things look fuzzy from the heat rising from the road? It causes optical illusions. When I was driving back from Monroe I would swear I saw a plane up ahead rolling along on the road. I denied what I was seeing and hoped I could catch up to whatever it was that I did see.

Happily I did catch up. It was in fact an airplane. Just in tow not on it's own power.









Monday, June 07, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I am working on busting my animal prints. I had this teal in my stash but lacked 1/2 yard to make another BQ. I ventured out to Hobby Lobby and was lucky to find this fabric still on the shelf almost 1.5 years later. I cut and sewed this all today. I do have to wash the new fabric I bought since the rest was prewashed.



























I also cut up some brights and whites I had in my stash to make more Strip Stacks. I cut enough for two tops. And to top it all off I added the binding (final step) on a round robin I am participating in. Very productive weekend.

Head on over to Judy's to see what everyone else has on their design wall.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Strip Stacks Topped

With the additon of some 30's repros and neutrals I turned that rejected backing into 3 45x60 quilts. They all look similar. Now to get a quilting plan together. When I decided to add a 2" neutral border I didn't think about those half blocks floating in mid air. I am probably not going to change it but will take it into consideration on the next set of these tops I make.