Monday, July 28, 2014

Purl Soho and The City Quilter

The family and I just got back from 9 days in NYC.  It was the first time for all of us and we had a blast.  Knowing it would be a long time before we got back again we tried to "do it all".  So of course this means that I had to hit Purl Soho and The City Quilter, and I did not leave empty handed.  :)

 I don't knit or crochet, but this gorgeous wall of yarn makes me wish that I did!

 Liberty of London!!!  I stared at this wall for a long time - so wish I could afford to bring a little piece of each home with me. 

 And here are my guys waiting patiently outside for me.

 After all of our adventures learning the subway system, I just had to bring home a piece of their subway fabric. They designed it themselves.  How cool is that?
 And here are my goods...
 Deciding what Liberty of London fabric would come home with my was tough, but I finally settled on this bright and cheerful piece.  I just love it.
 Stripes and Plaids can be tough to find so I grabbed these up for my stash.
 I actually found this piece at a discount fabric store.  The store was tiny but had TONS of bolts inside. This will become an infinity scarf for fall.
 Some more pretties including some Flea Market Fancy that I found ON SALE.  Yay!
And some fun little novelties.  I just love those eggs.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Taking a break.

I have been sewing like crazy this week getting ready for a craft fair this weekend.  It was nice to take a little time to sew something just for me.  I made a couple of blocks that have been on my mind lately.

I can't stand waste - especially pretty fabric.  I save every tiny little piece (anything an inch or wider).  For a while I didn't know what to do with it. Then I saw Victoria Findlay Wolfe's book 15 Minutes of Play.  Made fabric = perfect solution! I started to picture wonky stars made up of slabs of made-fabric. I pulled out my apple green scraps and made some adorable wonky stars in no time!
 How fun are those?
I have also been saving up some orange and black scraps for a fun Halloween spiderweb quilt.  I am so excited to see this one come together.
Ahhhhh, so nice to get some of those ideas out of my head and into reality.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

2 Finished Tops!

This week I was able to finish 2 quilt tops that I've been working on.  This is mostly due to the fact that I had a quilting retreat on Sunday that included a show and tell and I really wanted to have these to share.  Nothing like a deadline right?  Even if is is self-imposed.  :)

First up is my Churn Along quilt.  I just LOVE it and can't wait to quilt it (one of these days).

 The inspiration for this one was a quilt along led by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter.

My next finish is this beauty! I just love all things vintage and when I saw the April Showers fabric I just knew I had to make something with it.  The pattern is called Changes by Kelly Guy.

I think it was just the perfect pattern for these fabrics.  Loveliness.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Fourth of July!