Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Complete Line-Up

The most incredible thing happened last week.  I woke up one morning and found a text from my friend Miranda, who had found someone, via the great destash hashtag on IG, that was willing to sell her Cotton Blossoms and Simple Abundance fabric.  The two Bonnie and Camille lines I've never been able to find.  I cannot remember how it came up in conversation with Miranda that I was always keeping an eye out for them, but apparently she was keeping an eye out for me since that talk and she found it.  Isn't that amazing?  
So Miranda gave the woman my email and I bought them and yesterday after a very busy day I checked the mail and they had arrived!  

I now have a layer cake and five fat quarters of Cotton Blossoms

A layer cake and four fat quarters of Simple Abundance!

I love layer cakes because they are so versatile, and I cannot wait to get started!!!
And now I will have a complete collection of the fabric lines of Bonnie and Camille.... Does that make me a groupie or something?



Vintage Modern


Happy Go Lucky

I had leftovers so I made a wall hanging too.


I also made a baby quilt from this one. 

April Showers-this one doesn't live with me....

But I do have a table runner.  

 These are the ones that live here and make me happy.

 I just ordered my fabric to make my Miss Kate quilt.(you can read more about that here)

 And my Daysail BOM is going to be fun all year long.

I'll keep you updated on my Cotton Blossoms and Simple Abundance adventures!

Do you collect certain fabric designers fabrics?  Tell me I'm not alone.
(Once day I'll confess to all of the Kate Spain quilts I have made and the many Fig Tree Co quilts that I have made too) 

Friday, February 27, 2015

I Might Quilt

Today we got a new hot water heater.
The plumber was coming at 9:30... school time.
My kid can't do school with anything being installed/fixed.
So we started school early.
So we finished school early.
I'm not distracted by guys installing/fixing things.
I started sewing my rows.
I finished my top before lunch.
The hot water heater was done being installed before lunch.

Nate wanted to snuggle under it, so he gave it a test run.

Bonnie saw a quilt on the floor, so she went to hold it down.

We are off to Lego Club, then the Hubs' promotion ceremony.

I might get the backing sewn tonight.
Then Maybe.
I can get it basted tomorrow.
And if that happens I might quilt this weekend.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Solids and Single Parenting.

I just placed a mammoth order of Kona solids.  I am so thankful that I can use my Kona card to find the shades I want.  And I am so glad that sells 1/2 yard cuts.  

At the beginning of the new year I sat down with my significant stash of precuts and hatched a plan.... actually LOTS of quilt plans.    

I had patterns in mind for most, so I finally did the math and figured out what I would need for yardage. 

The fabric plans are for some pretty delicious stuff...

Miss Kate
Vintage Happy
Kiss Kiss

I am really looking forward to each of them!
However, I will be a single parent for half of the year, so I am going to have to take what I can get as far as sewing time goes.
And as far as my quilting allowance goes, I'm plotting these projects, and after these are completed I am going to spend the rest of the year making scrappy things. (I swear the strings in my can are reproducing in rabbits.)

Oh! If you were wondering, the monster's new quilt is still sitting.  
Probably for this weekend.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

My Weekend of Sewing Ends

Today after church I got to work on finishing my blocks.

 I finally managed to get them done! 

I'm so thankful the guys kept each other occupied.  Though they hung around nearby today, playing with Legos.

Laying out the blocks took me FOREVER.  I just wasn't feeling random.  So I had to lay it out....

 And by the time I had it figured out my eyes were bugging out.  I just managed to get it laid out before dinner.

 I had a few rows sewn before Downton Abbey started, then banged out the rest after.  The rows are all sewn and pressed, but I only managed to get 5 of the 11 sewn together. 

Maybe tomorrow after school, before karate, between loads of laundry and making dinner and vacuuming.  Maybe.

It was a good weekend anyhow!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Four Patches

This morning after eggs and coffee I got started on my four patches.

I chain pieced alotta strip sets.

Of course after the great satisfaction of getting them sewn... they have to be pressed. 

Then the cutting... oh the cutting.

Luckily I was reminded when my mother-in-law told me she was watching Cedar Cove, that I still had some episodes left to watch also! 

 After I ran out of Cedar Cove I watched a boatload of One Tree Hill.
I got some of the blocks made and pressed.

I still have a decent number left to make.  



Friday, February 20, 2015

A Weekend Quest

I decided this afternoon that I am going to do my darnedest to get a quilt made this weekend.  It's been a long time since I have got anything done, and it's been forever since I made a quilt in just a couple of days.
After getting my chores done today I washed up the fabrics for the monster's new quilt. After dinner I got the quilt cut out.  I'm in good shape so far.
Wish me luck!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Snapshots Block Two

Block two had lots of cutting!

But it is super cute and I love it!