Monday, June 29, 2015

Shop Update/Life Update

I've been busy cutting Fat Eighths to make some bundles for the shop.   It's nice to be able to have smaller pieces of fabric if you're working on a scrappy quilt/project.  They would also make a cute little  or a quick little gift idea for a quilter or sewer.

I'm also brainstorming packaging ideas for them.   I'm thinking clear envelopes that I can dress up with my shop's logo or something.   I know - pretty typical for fat eighth bundles. 

It may be a little while before I can get them listed as we are moving in a couple of weeks. 

Moving will be a daunting task but so worth it.  My new office/studio will be much bigger!  Woohoo!  More room for fabric storage! 

 I'm also excited for some of the decorating I hope to do in the new house.  My oldest son said he wants a pirate room.  Riley Blake has some really cool skull and cross bones fabric I will be purchasing for my shop that will be perfect for their room.  I will share some tutorials/work in progress pictures of their pirate room coming together. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Here are a few of my Friday Favorites. 

Photo Credit: Cluck Cluck Sew
1.  This July Star Block quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew.  I don't think I will get around to making a 4th of July quilt this year - but this is on my to do list.  Love the colors. 

Photo Credit from
2.  This Ipad Mini pouch from Sew Caroline.  I made one last weekend that I will share soon.  The project uses two Fat Quarters and can be done super fast. 

Photo Credit:  Olive and Ollie
3.  Giant Ohio Star Quilt from Olive and Ollie.  I love how this traditional block can be made to look modern.  Love it.

Keeping it short and sweet this week as I'm already (super) late posting this. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Work In Progress - Saltwater

Last week I posted about a "mermaid" quilt I'm making from 5" Charm Packs from Riley Blake's Saltwater collection.

After enduring neck and wrist pain from squaring up Half Square Triangle Blocks (I need a rotating mat) I was finally was able to play with the blocks to see what kind of layout I want to do. 

I tried a few layouts - but since I only used 2 charm packs I decided I'd just keep it scrappy. 


When I first started this quilt I was thinking about making it for my niece.  I decided to go in a different direction with her quilt so I decided to donate this quilt to a charity.  As I was quilting it last night I am happy I made the decision to donate this quilt.  I'm hoping a little girl will have a fun time looking closely at this quilt to find the cute little mermaids, fish, and narwhals.

I contacted one non-profit organization that accepts quilts but haven't heard back from them yet.  I'll be looking into more soon incase I don't hear back from them.

What organization do you like to donate your quilts to?

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Shop Update

Happy Monday!

Wanted to do a quick Etsy Shop update:  I got a few goodies in stock last week I wanted to share.   I purchased a few bolts of the Anna Elise fabric collection by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics.  I hope to be able to order additional fabrics from this line soon.
Encolureful and Boho
Tribal Study Aura
Tribal Study Aura
Let It Be Beauty

Geo Mist Gold 
I also put a couple of fabrics on sale:
Riley Blake Enchant

Riley Blake Country Girl in Pink Sprouts
Riley Blake Enchant Floral Pink
Riley Blake Enchant Navy
The Geo Mist Gold fabric hasn't been listed yet in my shop.  It should be listed by the end of the day. 

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Favorites

Welcome to my first installment of Friday Favorites.  

This weekly segment will include random favorites from the might be quilts, fabrics, blogs, people, food....

1.  Down South Quilt from She Quilts A Lot .  I love the colors and the quilt itself.   And her photography rocks. 

2.  I also love She Quilts A Lot's quilt she calls Lickety Split.  This quilt uses my favorite block at the moment.....Half Square Triangles.   Sounds like she will be posting a tutorial for it soon so keep an eye out!

All wrapped up to be mailed to a customer
3.  Nib and Pluck Zinnia Fabric  from the Petal and Plume Fabric Collection by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics.  The entire fabric line is gorgeous. do not do it justice.  The colors pop against the navy blue background.

4.  Simple Simon and Company blog.  I spent last Friday night reading through their blog.....beautiful photography, great tutorials, and some great parenting advise. 

5.  In Color Order's The Art of Choosing series.  I've read a few sections so far - but it's on my "to-do" list to finish reading this series.  Also - she's releasing a book this fall on Half Square Triangles!   I can't wait

Question:  What are your favorites for the week??  It can be anything...fabric, blogs, people, food, lipgloss....I'd love to hear! :D