I read a yummy tip yesterday over on Flickr and rushed to JoAnn’s this morning. Lookie what I got! NEW DENYSE SCHMIDT! Yes, that’s me screaming over here! I love the color palette and that dotted one just kills me! Arrrgghhh… oh, and there’s also some Alexander Henry Farmdale in there (it’s on sale for $5.59 a yard). I’m trying to show some restraint here and only got half yards each.
Now run to your nearest JoAnn’s and get some too!
A stack of pink fabrics to celebrate the day!
Remember my mouse? Well, he won first place. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me!
These are what I spent my prize money on: some new Hope Valley from Denise Schmidt, Amy Butler classics, and Anna Maria voile. Abby just loves that pink houses voile, she instantly went on a dress up mode yesterday as soon as she unfolds that fabric. A fabric lover just like her mama!
Look at what I got in the mail today… a handmade bias binding that I won from Amy! Thanks so much Amy, I love love it. I want to pair it with some dark gray denim or babycord to make a kimono dress once the dress version of her pattern is ready.
And fabrics from this shop, mushrooms and dots! Meanwhile, I owe my sister-in-law and two cousins baby quilts. In a moment of craziness, I offered to make each of them quilts for their babies, born in March, May, and two weeks ago. It’s for two boys and one girl. One boy’s quilt is ready, the girl’s quilt is sandwiched, and the other boy’s quilt is cut. I’m hoping to get it all done by next week, together with the DQS7 business.
I also have instructions to write for a project that I submitted for a book, due by August 27. And I have to get the baby boy’s clothes and things ready. He’s coming in three weeks!! Do you think I have too much on my plate?
I made this quilt top yesterday, it’s about 20″ square and it’s intended for a Heather Ross quilt swap over on Flickr. I found out about the quilt through this group. A truly wonderful group that really fuels your fabric buying and swapping frenzy. I’ve been swapping left and right since I joined for a total of 15 swaps. As a result, I have to expand my fabric storage area because I have two tall stacks of lovely Heather Ross and Denyse Schmidt fabrics. And I still don’t have any Heather Ross’ mushrooms or some the Flea Market Fancy prints, grrrrr… It’s mostly due to my lack of swappable fabrics, not that those ladies don’t have it to swap. Too bad, huh? Here’s some of the yummy-ness I received.
I still have to make a small thing to go with the quilt, but I think I’ll do that after I finished my Doll Quilt Swap 7 quilt! Yes, I finally got to join that swap, which hereafter will be referred to as DQS7. I’ve picked a bunch of quilts as my favorites and am waiting for my partner info. I’m already itching to make a doll quilt asap! I did get to make something during the unintended blog break due to summer vacation, but it’s a super secret project that’s not supposed to be blogged about so I will keep my mouth shut and just tell you that I love love it so much. I got to use some of favorite fabrics and it’s just perfect.
Looking at the mosaic, I realized that I’m into bright colors combined with lots of whites or neutrals. I’m a little bit surprised at that, because I never thought that I have a decided preference to color combos. It’s definitely nice to know, and I think I need to get some more fabrics to fulfill that hehee…
Another Oliver + S pattern, which I don’t have so much to rave about this one, just because the front gathers were giving me a lot of trouble. I’m still not satisfied with it. At least it’s pretty when you don’t look inside, and the sleeves are perfect. Lovely rounded shape and no puckers at all!
I used Heather Ross’ West Hill for the main fabric and 30′s print for the trim. Accidentally, this is the same combo as Kit’s outfit. The main fabric is the undersuit (which you couldn’t see) and the trim is the dress. Now that I saw it with the jumper, that might be the perfect fabric for the bottom. I am still undecided though, make the matching pleated skirt or the Puppet Show shorts. I made a pair for Abby last year and although the main part still fits, sadly her thighs have outgrown the leg hole. And it’s made from linen that has gotten soft now after all the laundry. I’m sad to see that one go (keepsake box, of course, not the throwawaypile!)
Here’s more Heather Ross, double gauze Far Far Away collection that is oh so soft… I originally intended to stash them indefinitely for upcoming summer clothes for Abby (dare I say for the next five summers?). But then I see it with her in person and some of them are just too orange for her colorings. So maybe I will get a super special quilt out of it, something like this maybe? Of course I don’t have that much variety, so maybe just big chunks of fabric sewn together. Well, that’s saved up for another day. I already have plans for another quilt.
A zigzag quilt from a fat quarter set that I got from SewMamaSew. I left out one piece of fat quarter because it’s already a zigzag print and added a vintage linen fat quarter and a half yard of lime green Kona Cotton to make it bigger. The cutting part is done and I’m itching to sew it but I have to finish this stack first! Good motivation, huh?
I went to the yarn store last week and fell in love with these bundles. They are Blue Sky Dyed Cotton, soft, yummy, and completely perfect for baby. Do you guys have any pattern suggestions? It has an aran or worsted gauge and the pattern has to be gender neutral.