More mail arrived this week! I bought some scrap bags from Heather at Quilts in the Queue. Not only did I end up with a decent selection of scraps, some were actually full fat quarters!
There are quite a few fabrics here that I would never normally buy but the scrap sizes will be perfect for a few projects I have in mind. I find it is a better deal if I only get scrap sizes from others especially if I know I won’t use the fabric a second time. It’s a win-win for all! Heather was able to destash and I was able to stash-build!
I also received my package from Pink Chalk Fabrics.
I ordered a Colour Box Set of Kona cotton solids in full one yard cuts. That’s 32 one yard cuts in a rainbow of colour! My photos don’t do it justice. I know it’s just solids but Oh, Boy! do I have some great ideas for these beauties! My creativity mojo just starts groovin’ when I look at that rainbow!
I have also been Dot to Dot FMQing the King sized quilt for my SS.
I am shocked at the speed of FMQing! The quilt has 16 blocks measuring 16″ and I am able to quilt each square in about 15-20 minutes! If I had a day to just do it, I’d be done in no time. The problem is, my life keeps getting in the way of my quilting! Darn those obligations!
I am planning a trip to Creativ Festival on Sunday with a dear friend. We both have our lists ready (Santa’s list may be slightly shorter than mine) and I’ve got mine organized for maximum efficiency. I plan on buying mostly notions and a few Christmas fabrics. No sewing machines this time! My husband would blow a gasket if I walked in the house with another sewing machine! Other than that, I may have to curb my fabric buying for a bit, my shelves and closets are bursting already. I’m running out of room to store it! The beauty of it is, once I get my Christmas gift sewing done, I will have all I need to get all my quilts done! I’m even waiting on a bolt of batting from Joann’s. With the shipping and 50% off it was still less than $7.50 a yard and to me, that’s a bargain!
I ordered a basting gun (got it 1/2 price too) and I’m not sure yet about it. Has anyone out there used one? Pros and cons to using it? I’d love some feedback. I’ll let you know what I think after I get a chance to use it.
List for Creativ…check
Sharpened elbows to clear the path to great stuff…check
I think I’m ready! Happy weekend folks!