sewing

The Year of Not Buying Fabric

You guys.Omg. You guys. It’s three quarters  through July and I HAVEN’T BOUGHT ANY NEW FABRIC. (yet) No really. I’ve made a sort of deal with myself that I need to clean up and get through my stash this year.It’s…too much. When I’m moving bins and bins of fabrics around (but I do know exactly what’s in each bin, y’all… I really do) and still having to go buy more fabric….I think it’s gone past the Stash phase and I’m teetering dangerously close to Hoarder status. So.I decided last year…

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pattern design patterns sew sewing

Which comes first – fabric or pattern?

I have a question to pose to all the quilters out there…. what   comes first for you? Do you find gorgeous fabrics INSPIRE you to create and then you grab the pattern? Or do intricate design patterns INSPIRE you to pull fabrics and then you create? I found this fabric and fell in love. I didn’t want to cut it at first. For me, I think that it’s the fabric that inspires the pattern. But wait…sometimes when I peruse blogs online I see patterns that just yell at me to…

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patchwork sew WIP

Holy Cow,it’s WIP Again! Yay!

Okay so I’m almost caught up…um, sorta….heh. Here’s my updates for WIP Wednesday:   This quilt is a custom order; just awaiting FMQ and binding, to be done tonite after work. Yay! Circus Animal Quilt   This is a custom memory quilt made from baby clothes and blankets. A bit of a challenge, but it is awating quilting and binding.. Baby Clothes Memory Quilt   A custom order, new this week, so needs to be sandwiched, basted and quilted. A custom order Rail Fence with creams and browns.   This…

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It’s not a Quilt

But; I made this! I don’t know where the idea came from but suddenly, I needed to make this.     I used my phone to take this pic; not the greatest quality. But it really is super cute. It’s scrap fabric used as matting around a page I pulled from a magazine. The black frame isn’t the best for it, but it’s what I had around….whaddaya think?  Am I on to something? Feel free to take this idea and run with it! And I did do work on quilts…

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