Monday, September 22, 2014

Say Cheese!

Forgive the sun-dappling. If I take the pictures outside, the prints in the fabric show better -- but the trees don't cooperate.

The pattern is Click! from the August 2013 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. Instead of making the light and dark cameras that the pattern calls for, I'm making all of mine dark and adjusting the blocks a bit to do white sashing instead.

This post is linked to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Little Bit of Carefully Considered Shopping

I bought fabric this week. Craft Warehouse was having a truckload sale and I was able to find the medium pink I need for a baby quilt tutorial I've got planned...actually two different choices for the pink. The one I don't use for the front may wind up as the back. I also found the perfect blue for another quilt, if there's enough of it.  I've got my fingers tightly crossed, but I'm pretty sure I'm deluding myself. I was sure there was a little over a yard. At the cutting counter, it measured as 3/4 yard. By my ruler at home, it measures thirty inches.

Oh, and there's sock yarn. I've finished a dozen socks so far this year, all from stash. So I don't feel at all guilty about picking up a color way that I've been drawn to for months, in a brand that I know I love knitting with. (it also doesn't hurt that I had coupons!)

Weekly Stash Report 

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 17 1/2 yards
Added this Week: 5 3/4 yards
Added Year to Date: 53 3/4 yards
Net Added for 2014: 36 1/4 yards

Yarn Used this Week:  400 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 5875 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 400 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 3010 yards
Net Used for 2014: 2865 yards

I'm linking up to Patchwork Times.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

This Little Gal has a Butter Churn

And doesn't she look happy to show it off?

I'm guessing this is a Workbasket transfer, but I can't find any confirmation online.

Anyone know what the letter A and backwards 3 are? A mistake in the printing? They're part of the hot iron transfer. If I'd noticed before I was halfway through stitching the piece, I'd have cut them off or traced the image.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Let's Make Baby Quilts! {9/19/14}

I'm absolutely swooning over the copy of Animal Parade: Adorable Applique Quilt Patterns for Babies that the nice folks at Martingale sent me.  These quilts are such a gorgeous combination of applique and piecing.

Just look at those stars! You could make the quilt without the owls...I'm not sure why you'd want to do that, but it would still be gorgeous.

And the foxes!

You can see all ten quilts at the book's detail page on the Martingale website. These would be such wonderful heirloom projects. and with the variety of colors and critters, I think this book would be a great one to have on hand if you've got lots of babies to make quilts for.

Of course, I plan on making a bunch just for the fun of it!

Let's Make Baby Quilts Linky Party Rules: 
Link directly to your post or specific Flickr photo. Your post can be about a baby quilt that's finished, or in progress, or you can be writing about what you have planned,  as long as it's about baby quilts. You're welcome to link to baby quilt posts that aren't brand new, but please don't submit the same post or picture more than once. I'd love it if you linked back to my site, either with a text link or the Let's Make Baby Quilts! button.

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