Monday, February 28, 2011

Le Petite : February

For February le Petite I went with Giddy by Sandy Gervais. As always I enjoyed making this one and but between this and the block-a-palooza I think I have seen enough flying geese for awhile...

Can't wait to see what every one's sweet spot looks like!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stash week 7

In : Nothing!

Out :

2 1/4 yards for Style Stitches reversible everyday shopper

1 1/4 yards for a new project (which is just what I needed...) which I will show you once I have a more done.

1 1/4 yards for Block-a-palooza, I am glad to say that I am now completely caught up!

1/4 yards for the layer cake quilt along, I had fun making this block and think that this would look great as a quilt.

Total: 5 yards out

This week : - 5 yards (YTD: + 66 yards)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Stash Week 6


Stopped by Whipstitch while I was in downtown last weekend. I have been admiring Quilt Remix by Emile Cier during the blog tour a couple of weeks ago and then once I got a chance to look at it in person I knew that I need this book in my collection. I could see myself make all of the patterns in the book and that is really saying something. I also got the fabric for this month's Style Stitches and a few other prints that caught my eye. I am so happy that I finally found a good quilt store in my area, don't get me wrong I love shopping online but sometime it is nice to be able to go look at the fabric in person and I usually find something that I wouldn't normally go for online.

I found a GREAT  deal on hush-a-bye and anytime that I can find Tula Pink on sale I always cave. I also picked up some Amy Butler daisy chain and some sweet by Urban Chicks.

It turns out that I am a winner! I ended up winning one of the give aways for Le Petite for January and I got a $10.00 gift card to Quilt Taffy. So I picked the oh so cute Alexander Henry cupcakes, I have no idea what I am going to do with it but it was too cute to pass up. I also went ahead and got stuff to make this month's Le Petite and a cute charm pack of some Japanese prints.

Total: 30 yards


I worked on getting caught up with the Block-a-palooza quilt along and this weeks Layer Cake quilt along block 7 (here is my block 7).

Total: 1 yard out

This week: + 29 yards (YTD : + 71 1/2 yards)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Style Stiches : Cosmo Bag

Here is my bag for Style Stiches January project. I have had this bag finished for a week now, but I was so over it once I finished it I had no desire to post it. I had so many issue while making this bag and it really had me wondering if I had the sewing skills to make some of the other bags in the book. If I am having this many problems with the first bag how is it going to be once I get to the end of the book.

So I walked away from it and have really looked at the pattern or the bag since I finished it, once I came back to review the pattern I see why I had so many problems... I don't follow instructions well. I cut fabric wrong multiple times sometimes I noticed  and other's I didn't until it was too late, I didn't stop in the right place, didn't backstiches, and so many other problems. Going back and looking at it I realize that all the problems that I had were stupid mistakes and that I should pay better attention next time. I am looking forward to making another one of these bags right in the near furture.

Even with all of the problems that I had with my Cosmo bag and I am still looking forward to this month's project. I have some Alexander Henry sugar skulls and the green is Michael Miller from Sanctuary. You can't see it in the picutre but the sugar skull has sparkly accents. I went to Mexico last year and they had these everywhere down there and I just fell in love with the style. Hopefully I will get this bag finished over the long weekend.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Stash Weeks 3, 4, & 5

Ok so I know that I have been keeping up with posting my stash, but with good reason... I been sewing!


Let's get the big numbers out of the way first, I don't have pictures of everything but it has been half for projects I am currently working on and just for fun.

I had to order additional fabric for my cosmo bag and then there was a sale going on, who was I to say no to a good price on fabric.

I got a few pre-cuts, I have been excited to see both Hideaway and Central Park in person and they both lived up to expectations! Also I have been admiring fandango for awhile and it was on sale so I caved again.

I need to get some yardage to finish my mon ami and a few odds and ends.

Totals : 41 3/4 yards (yikes! all of these sales are killing me...)


This was my project for Judy's UFO group. I did get it finished before the end of January but just barely. I couldn't get a picture with out the dog in it, he thought that someone was about to play with him. I think that this will be a gift for my mother in law's upcoming birthday. While working on it I just felt like this would be something that she would love.

My Cosmo bag for Style Stitches group, I should have know that this one was not going to go well for me from the start but eventually I got it done. I really love the fabric that I picked, the more that I use Momo's fabric the more I love it.

Here is my finished project for Le Petite for January, it was made with Sugar Pop by moda. I keep saying it but I love this collection! The pattern turned out really cute and I hope that someone has a little girl soon so I can use this as a baby quilt.

Totals : 11 yards out

YTD : + 42 1/2 yards
I am hoping that this total is going to start to go down, because I have some tops that I am getting ready to quilt and that should help bring that number down. Also it would help if everyone would stop having such great sales that I am having trouble saying no to.