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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Those dreaded granny fabrics Im trying to get rid of

Here is my start to getting rid of my stash. Remember the quilt is Here that I am making. The gray fabric in the bottom left corner is my background for the stars. Today I get to start sewing them all together. I cant wait, I hope it still sparkles with it being calicos and from my stash.

I did change the size of each star to 41/2 inch squares so I only needed 48 instead of 80, and 8 singles, 4 doubles and 8 halves (or 3/4 stars) for the ones that are running off of the quilt. I wanted to be able to use my accuquilt Go! cutter, What fun!
I wasn't sure if I had picked an easy stash project at first, but I think that was due to the fact that I decided to change the size of it all so I started out with a piece of graph paper and drew a quarter of my pattern with the new size to be sure of the math. Now I have cut everything out and sorted out how to organize everything and I think it's coming right along. I'll be sure to link it up at Oh Frannson! when I am done.

Ok so this is the reason Im tired of old fabric and I want to get new! I just got these patterns from my local quilt shop. Thank you to Cozy Mountain Quilts, Katy and of course Amanda Murphy! So NOW do you see why I want new fabric, that old stuff just won't work. I'm so excited.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Oh so tired of my Calico fabric

I wanted to post a picture here from Oh, Fransson but I was afraid I shouldn't without asking. I'm very tired of my old Calico fabric, my whole stash is nothing but. (I'm very thankful Grandma for giving me my start). So, I think I'm going to have to abandon my dear friends, Sara, Kim and Amy and their Solstice stars project and Do this wonderful sparkle punch quilt along, for I am coveting all the new modern bright fabrics that you all have and I'm desperate to get rid of my old stash.
Thank you Elizabeth for hosting this beautiful sparkle punch quilt along.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Camara is no good!

I have gotten so many things done on my new Husqavarna sewing machine and I am so ready to really be a blogger but my camara is messed up. This is really the only decent picture Ive gotten. I finished this lovely patio table quilt and it was fun!

I also finished a beautiful bear quilt for my brother and got that sent off. And Ive gone bag crazy!
Want to see? even if the pictures are awful?.

I'm also starting a new craft that I've never done before. Embroidery! Thanks to the inspiration of my Best Friend who has shown me how to do all that I know. Siss! I just love her. Also thanks to Clover and Violet.....Our blissful lives' blog. She has an embroidery quilt along that she hosted awhile back. I wasn't around back then. But I am sure glad I can still access it.

Maybe my camara is the operator, Im not sure, but I will work on it and try to get better at it, But the real sad thing is, Is that that bear quilt was sooooo made with perfect stitches on my new machine and made with aurifil thread, how sweet that is!! That thread!