Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Need to Know...Etsy

There are a couple gems out there I have been wanting to share with my fellow fabric lovers.
Just want to spread a little love around today!

 My Fabric Addiction 1 offers their own Art Gallery charm packs!

Very handy, yes?

 Amievoltaire has some hard to find Modern Meadow!
Yep, 2 yards en route as we speak :)

Catching Stitches, super precut prices, and Bonnie and Camille's Miss Kate yardage for $7.99/yd!
Get out!

Stacks O Stash is another favorite source for my beloved charm packs, along with other precuts and yardage

And lastly, Lark Cottons, just because she has the most wonderful bundles... 

I love Etsy shops for fabric!
I haven't listed all my faves here...maybe another day!
Feel free to share some of your favorite shops with me, too, if you like :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Voyageur Quilt, an original idea!

I love this simple quilt!
My own idea, my own design. And I actually saw it through!
Based on the beloved and iconic Hudsons Bay Blanket

The full story of how this quilt came to be is here :)

This is my entry in the Original Design category for the 

Orange Overload, revisited

I reel a bit to think that I was going to sit this one out!
All of a sudden I realize there are several of my favorite quilts that have never seen the light of 
There is no linky party quite like this linky party!

Our last year in Indiana (2013) I met a good friend. And then moved away.
We love orange together. And she really needed a quilt!
As much as I love orange, my stash of it was just beginning to form
This quilt used most of it, in the most wonderful way!
I also included some much loved "Garden Party", by Jane Dixon
I am confident most of you fellow fabriholics recognize most of the others!
Up to this time, I had never quilted such a big quilt on my machine!
I used the "Patchwork Chevron" tutorial of Jeni's @ In Color Order
I found a cozy critter flannel at Joanns for the back. Terri loves critters :)
A scrappy binding, my favorite kind.

Honestly, I do not remember the exact size of this, but it's big!

 Mmmm, orange overload!

She came to Montana for Thanksgiving, so I got to give it to her in person, with a hug!

This is my entry in the Large Quilt category

My orange stash is recuperating nicely too, by the way :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 17, 2014

First Q4 Finish!

Gotta make this quick because my monitor is on the fritz...
On my Q4 list
  Disappearing 4-Patch
1 charm pack of  Wrens & Friends by Gina Martin
 For the back, a piece of sweet, funny fabric my Mom sent out last month.
The colors were just right, though :)
Binding from S'More Love by Eric & Julie Comstock 
For a sweet baby girl!

linking up with Finish It Up Friday, just under the wire!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I'm a Chef!

I am extremely pleased to be able to share with you
"Breezy Buntings",
my first

The idea for this pattern took shape around the same time as
"Chain Pieced Melody" .
Same basic units, different layout.

It was a thrill to actually submit this idea of pinwheels and buntings to the Moda Bake Shop!
And to have it accepted!! Yay!
And to not be able to share!! boo.
So bear with me as I recap a bit of what has been going on around here!

Random fabric choices don't come super easy for me, making Moda precuts of whole collections pretty irresistible to me!   
 I had originally envisioned this quilt in really bright colors, think Best.Day.Ever.
With a gray background, this would have been "Silver Lining Day" :)

But when I considered all the menfolk in my house, 
who patiently wait for a quilt in colors a bit more...subdued, 
Persimmon by Basic Grey caught my eye.
I fell in love with the variety of prints, the big leaves, the little wrens, those dotty diamonds, the several florals, the triangles, and even an ikat!  I've never used an ikat before! And the taupe, yum.
Speaking of yum, did I mention the delicious names in this collection? Roasted Marshmallow, Apple Cider, Ginger Snap, Marionberry Pie, Golden Delicious Tart, Blueberry Crumble....oh my!
Not to mention, there are more than a few low volume gems to be found in this collection!
And as you would expect, each of them was more fantabulous in real life!
My fabric choice turned out for the best, because what I had thought would be a Spring/Summer quilt turned thankfully into a Fall quilt!

So I stitched this up mostly in August!
it was fun to get out the Singer 99K for the piecing!
HSTs galore!
And just some more pictures, okay?

 Even with the saturated oranges, deep blues and warm golds, it is a quiet collection!
 Making it rather challenging to photograph!

My youngest has claimed this for his own! He loves the colors!

So there it is! My single biggest project for 2014! 
(not necessarily the most important, but the biggest, for me) 
So happy to finally share it!  
I hope you like it!
With many thanks to Moda Bake Shop, for letting me "play in their kitchen"!