Thursday, April 24, 2014

No Turning Back Now!

Well...I did it!  I cut into my treasured bundle of Flea Market Fancy!  I think when I first started quilting and became enamored with fabric, the first release of FMF was at the tail end.  I always loved it but never found any to buy except for small bits here and there on Etsy at prohibitive prices.  I was so excited when it was re-released and purchased a FQ bundle for myself plus some yardage in my favourite prints here! After spending ages a little while admiring the beautiful stack, I finally decided on a pattern, put a new blade in my cutter, and got started cutting!
I am making one small change to the pattern (naturally). Instead of 8 1/2-inch squares of several focus fabrics, I'm going to stick with all patchwork blocks. I'm so excited to get started on this quilt and I can't wait to see how it turns out!  It's been ages since I made myself a quilt. get those blocks made!

Friday, April 4, 2014


At long last I finished up a little project I've been working on for quite a while! I have a habit of starting projects willy-nilly with no real plan in mind, crossing my fingers and holding my breath hoping it will turn out!  Usually sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.  In this case, I'm pretty pleased with the outcome...
I've been wanting to try the QAYG method for ages.  For this bag I loosely followed a basic bag pattern but used the QAYG method for making the panels.  I cut batting slightly larger than the required measurements and trimmed them down to the correct size and constructed the bag as per the instructions. It turned out pretty good but there are a few areas I will change next time around! The flour label was cut from a piece of fabric originally purchased to make curtains for my sewing room but I couldn't resist cutting into it - it's entirely made up of vintage flour sack labels!  Who could resist! I see many more of these cute bags in my future.  This one will be used for my EPP projects.
Linking up with Amanda Jean!
Have a great weekend!