I started a few new things this past week. Finished up the twins quilts, yay for striped binding!
I got out my Baby Go! and cut a bunch of batiks into butterflies. I used Misty Fuse, I like it because it is so light and still holds well. No needle gumming up when sewing around the edges. I want to make some kind of sashing for these. They are from Edyta Sitars Accquilt die. The pattern included with it has small nine patches and solid white bars in-between the blocks. I’m thinking something with greens and assorted colors, like a pixelated garden. I need to marinate the idea a bit longer.
I started and almost finished the Pointy quilt. I am using a pantograph called “Deja Vu”, its got feathers and swirls. I think it compliments the arrows nicely, as it’s not a very dense panto. I had to stop at the last row, because there was a bit of gathering in the center, boo. There was some un-sewing involved.
The Farmers wife blocks got put on hold, for a shiny new kit from a Moda line called “Thicket”by Gingiber. I first saw it at the Fat Quarter Shop , looks like they are sold out of the kit, but the project sheet and fabrics are still available. I like the mix of graphics, the black and white designs are crisp and the animals are pretty cute.
Lastly, in a self-less effort to single handedly revive the fabric industry, I bought another kit from Craftsy. I have liked this fabric line since I first saw it, it’s called “Purebred” by Erin Michael, also by Moda. There is something about the color way I find restful, and it has a horse theme. The pattern is called Piccadilly, large assorted wedge circles on the green background. Not to leave out the sale at another online fabric store I scored seven yards of a 30’s print which will be perfect for the Farmers Wife quilt. Yay! for stash enhancement, although these are for real projects…and sale priced.
And then there is this. Sigh.
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