In between the gardening, quilting and handing
progeny over to the USMA, I found a few things
that begged to be added to the sewing room.
Couldn't have designed pins better myself.
I'm still working on, ahem, inventory control
but when you're needing something specific
and have to go outside of your inventory
you end up seeing other fabrics and things.
Aye, there's the rub.
Once my daughter picked out colors and style for
the new baby's room, I searched online and came
up with the above fabric.
I took it with me to Missouri Star Quilt Company last week
and found these other fabrics. At first I wasn't having much
luck so I picked out that lower left one even though I wasn't
feeling good about it. But then came across all those across
the top there that are much more the style I'm after.
Just hoping I can find another coral and/or peach that is
more solid to round it out. I don't have a particular pattern
in mind for this quilt yet but it will be fairly basic.
Oh, and what's an I-Spy quilt without dinosaurs??
This was a random purchase from the clearance rack.
I haven't mentioned this but I'm planning on doing
QOV soon. I may just make quilts to donate but I'm
not ruling out joining the local group as well.
Meanwhile, I'm keeping my eyes out for appropriate
fabrics for these patriotic quilts.
I actually did very well while visiting.
But maybe that's because I'd already done
a little online damage?
Going completely against my own rules, I got this
layer cake--the Daily Deal--because I'm a sucker
for these colors and winter and because I was sitting
at the coffee shop with the hubs, perusing my email
and the caffeine was flowing.
And you know how if you add just a few more things,
you can get free shipping...(oy)?
More QOV fabrics and then the science nerd in me can
never resist the periodic table of elements.
That one has a whole line that I'm going to keep an eye on.
This whole week-long spree canNOT be repeated.
Shop Hop is in a few months and the stash must
be sufficiently decreased for a guilt-free experience.
On to the militia quilt:
I ended up with this design for the center.
It was not what I thought was the prettiest of my ideas
but it's the design that worked best with this quilt.
A quick print and I would be off and running...
well, sort of.
Turns out it wasn't as simple as all of that
but I'm saving that for my next post.
I've switched over to freezing carrots now.
I only need 6 or 7 bags of the large chunks but the
small pieces are for all kinds of soups and other
winter recipes. I'd like about 30 bags of those;
after that and what I pull aside for cooking with
now, I'll probably share with the chickens.
For now, it's back to work.