Friday, May 10, 2013

stashed

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from Canton Village Quilt Works online shop – probably one of the best sources for Kaffe fabric, I purchased some black and whites to add to my stash. 

from Robert Kaufman Night and Day 4 – Contemporary Floral Collection – those feathers, delicious mums and dandelion-like flower fabrics (they don’t seem to be named, only numbered) and the black and white cameras from Boys Toys Collection.

Yara African Fabrics – African Black and White Wildlife.

Timeless Treasures Quilting News and How To Make a Pillowcase.

Jackie processes orders very quickly.  I’ve ordered a number of times from her over the past several years and never been disappointed.  THIS link is to the black and white basics section of her shop – but you really should look around a little while you’re there – especially check out the Kaffe! 

Happy Stashing!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

inspiration

takes it’s own sweet time…  after nearly a year???  I finally decided how to quilt my niece’s bowtie quilt.  madison's bowtie 015

helped in large part by the purchase of Angela Walter’s book.  I’ve got seaweed fingers reaching to the center of the stop signs and concentric swirly-queues for the ties.

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takes a ton of bobbin thread – I’ve already gone through more than a dozen bobbins. (SO glad I bought a bobbin-winder!!!  I debated long enough in Joann’s to get the sighs of the teen, worried that maybe I was wasting my money, but I’ve used the heck out of that thing.  In fact, I don’t think I’ve used the machine for threading a bobbin since I got it.)

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It might take extra time to quilt this one, but I have my little boy to keep me company…

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mini for ME!

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I received this little mini quilt this week from Edy in the flick’r group FLiQS!!! Love the butterflies, the green has a vegetable fabric – perfect for me (and I think it’s artichokes, which are very yummy!!!).  There’s a “blah blah blah” in the blues, which cracks me up and I love the thread used for the quilting – it’s rainbow colored, like my mini.  She included some great extras – SEAHORSE FABRIC!!!

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I love the New Mexico fabric – a little of Edy’s world shared with me, but she also sent me a dragonfly card and fabric.  How did she know that I like dragonflies as much as I like seahorses!  This is a picture of the back of my neck…

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and that little orange container – really clever add-on for a quilt swap.  Inside are some sewing machine needles – and now I have the perfect little box to keep my needles in.

and here’s where my first mini lives right now.

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It’s the first mini given to me, so it doesn’t have a lot of friends yet, but mini quilts are FUN to make, so it won’t be alone for long.  It seems to fit quite nicely in this little space on my design wall, and makes me smile, so this is where it will hang for a bit.  This was a thoroughly enjoyable swap – I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to take part in the next round of the Fab Little Quilt Swap. 

Still waiting to see how my mini is received…  feel bad that I got mine in the mail so late – my poor partner is having to watch all the received quilts in the group and probably feeling forgotten.  I hope she’s as happy to get her package as I was to get mine!!! and I hope it gets there before the weekend!!!!