Lavender Fields?

I’m making a baby quilt for my cousin’s friend’s baby.  The colors are purples, greens, and browns, and these are the fabrics I came up with.

I’m having a heck of a time coming up with a name for this quilt.  Sometimes names can be so hard!!!  So far I’ve come up with Lavender Fields.  Do you have any other suggestions?

Drooling Caused By Fabric

The NJ Blizzard of 2010 hit while were there, and since we were trapped in the house for 3 days, one of the things I did to occupy my time was shop.  What did I shop for?  Fabric of course!  Above All Fabric was having a fabulous sale, and I just couldn’t resist.  Today my mail man delivered my goodies, and well, I’m drooling!

Some of the fabric is to make some skirts for my daughter, and hopefully I’ll have time to do that really soon!

Here’s the layout for the Giddy quilt I’m working on.  I’m so loving this line!!!!

Back to Quilting

Back from vacation, and while I was away I took the opportunity to bring my sewing machine in for its annual check up and cleaning.  I picked up my  machine today, so it’s back to sewing!

This post is kind of like my to do list for the rest of the year.  Ha!  I hope I can get it all done.  School starts on August 2, and with both of my kiddos in school this year, I foresee a lot of daytime sewing.  That’ll be a nice change from all my burning the midnight oil sewing and quilting.

  • And I really need to start and finish the Breath of Avignon quilt.
  • And I really want to take part in Freckled Whimsy’s charm pack quilt along.  I’m using my Wee Play charm packs, but I also ordered some solid fabric today.
  • And I have a another quilt to start and finish.  This quilt’s recipient is long overdue for quilt, and since she may read this blog, I won’t divulge who or what the quilt is…yet.
  • And a Halloween quilt.
  • And a Halloween runner.
  • And a quilt using Kate Spain’s 12 Days of Christmas layer cake.
  • And I really need to start and finish another quilt by the beginning of December.
  • And I’m sure there will be more that come up.

Happy quilting!!!

Gulp

I donated the Chocolate Covered Raspberries quilt to the silent auction at my daughter’s preschool.

chocolate-covered-raspberries-2

I’m not sure how much I thought this sweet homemade baby quilt would fetch for, but I wasn’t prepared for this.  The starting bid was $5, and with increments of at least $5, after 6 bids it was up to $35.  Now the auction doesn’t end until 6pm tonight, but I could barely stomach seeing the $35.  That’s just about the cost of the materials, which means my time was worth $0. :(

Gulp.

I just swallowed my pride.

Fabric Finds

I’m finding it hard to get motivated today.  I guess I should blame the long weekend, although I welcome long weekends with open arms!  Or maybe I should blame the weather…it’s pretty warm (ok, it’s down right hot), and it’s overcast.  The overcast gets to me much more than the heat, and it’s days like this I wonder how I ever lived in the Pacific Northwest, where it’s overcast for about 9 months of the year.

Anyway, my mailbox was stuffed this afternoon.

Stuffed with goodness.

A few weeks ago I ordered some layer cakes and charm packs from Cotton Patch Quilting.  The Snippets layer cakes were on closeout for only $15 each and the Sultry charm packs were on closeout for $5.  How could I pass it up?  Well, I didn’t, and I bought them out of the layer cakes and the charm packs.  And because my order got temporarily lost in translation (I blame cyberspace) they sent me 2 additional charm packs of the Hampton Blues.  Awesome!!!

snippets

Snippets layer cake

sultrySultry charm packs

hampton-bluesSurprise Hampton Blues

Not sure what I’m going to make with the Snippets layer cake, but perhaps one of these awesome paterns from Thimble Blossoms (pattern already ordered).  Perhaps a few of the Sultry charm packs will be made into a quilt that will be donated to a silent auction, and when I looked at the colors I realized that it goes perfectly with some Amy Butler fat quarters that I already have.  As for the surprise Hampton Blues, they are destined for a blue and white themed quilt that I’ve already started collecting fabric for.  The creative wheels are turning! :)

Oh, and on Friday I took Ellie to one of my LQS and we went to the basement, where the sales are.  They were having and extra big sale…all fabric in the basement was $4/yd.  I found this beautiful fabric by Free Spirit that retails for $9.50/yd and I just couldn’t pass it up seeing that it was reduced to $4/yd.  The next big question was how much to buy.  Sale fabrics have a minimum of 1 yd, but I really liked this fabric.  One of my next quilts is going to be a simple red and aqua squares (probably 4 inch squares), and this fabric would be perfect for the backing, squares, and/or binding.  So I did what any rational quitler does at a sale like this…I bought the entire bolt!  They only charged me for 7 yards (they guessed how much and then rounded down).  So for now the bolt sits next to my ever increasing fabric collection (no longer a stash, but a collection).

fabric-bolt

ps: optimized for firefox