Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Stash

It took needing some fabric to sew a "guy gift" to make me realize that my stash is gender biased quite heavily towards feminine colours and prints.  Any remotely male slanted fabrics I have, are mostly for kids (which makes sense, since they come from years of sewing for my sons when they were younger - however I've been remiss in adding more grown-up choices). That realization put me on a mission to see if I couldn't attempt to add at least a handful of more masculine fabric choices that were less juvenile, to have me ready for further "guy" sewing projects.

Imagine my delight when I popped into a local fabric shop on my way to the grocery store (how  clever convenient that they are next door to one another ;o),  to find two decidedly masculine novelty prints. ha! Then I came across a third print that I think is modern and male in design.  So now I have a start on some suitable and fun fabric choices for sewing for my menfolk. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Finish Along 2014 - Q2 The List

Finish Along 2014 
 This quarter I'm  listing 3 projects.  These are the three I most want need finished. Truthfully,  I'm tired of carrying several projects over from one quarter to the next and sounding like a broken record with each list being virtually the same from one quarter to the next.   Realizing that if this carries on, I may end up disliking these projects altogether, so they must be finished this quarter - or else! The sooner the better. :o)
1. Swoon Quilt - top is done, time to piece the backing; 2. Modern Maples - basted and awaits quilting; 3. Paint the Town - figure out backing and quilting.
Finishing will also have other rewards - they will break up the process of pattern writing and editing - as I have several on the go at the moment.  Here's hoping for a productive Q2!

I'm linking up with Katy and friends 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Go ahead,

enjoy a peek at what has arrived from Robert Kaufman as my prize for placing third in the 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge.  You can bet that I'm pretty thrilled and can hardly wait to work with these inspiring colours.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Back to basting...

as there seems to be a line-up of tops waiting to be quilted. :o)

However, more fabric temptation popped into  my mailbox this morning, so it's taking major restraint to plod ahead on finishing when I want to set my rotary cutter into action on some new projects.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Finish Along 2014 Q1 - the tally

Finish Along 2014

Well, from my hopeful list of 5 , for this  first quarter of the Finish Along, I have only ONE finish to report.
  That single finish still has me cheering since it happens to be the one project that has been on my list for every quarter of 2013.  This year, I gave this project my full attention and finally turned all those mini granny square blocks into a king-size quilt for our bed.

More details about this finish can be found here....
  and  I'm cutting it close to the deadline, so I'm off to get this post linked up with 
 Katy at The Littlest Thistle for Q1 FAL finishes.
Be sure to pop by, to see the gorgeous and inspiring finishes that have been happening this quarter by the other participants.
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