Saturday, February 12, 2011
Fun fabric above! It's Countdown to Christmas, a delightful Christmas line by Sweetwater that will be coming out this spring.
I had a lot of fun making this sample quilt for FatQuarterShop (this is some of the secret sewing I couldn't share until now)! The pattern is "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" by Amber of Gigi's Thimble pattern company. It was a fun pattern to sew and went together quickly!
FatQuarterShop already has the kit available for pre-order here (you can see a full sized picture of the quilt on their site, too)!
The only project I completely finished this week was the "About Town" bag using some other Sweetwater fabric, Sunkissed. To see the pattern and other views of this bag click here. This is actually the third "About Town" bag I've made (I made two of the three pattern samples before Fall market). I love this bag with these fun spring colors. The yellow gingham you see on the bag top binding is what i used for the lining as well.
I was pretty good this week and kept fabric out of my shopping carts for the most part. I did have to get 4 yards of Bliss for a backing (how can you resist at 30% off?)! Still, even with purchasing just 4 yards my year-to-date totals went up quite a bit since I only used 1 1/2 yards (Year to date in 54 1/8; year to date used 47 3/8; year to date added to stash 6 3/4).
I'll be closing the comments tonight for my Scrap-Basket Sensations giveaway (wow...there were so many comments--and for good reason--the book is amazing)! There are still other copies available from the other stops on the tour..make sure you enter them all!
Mary at Quilt Hollow - February 11th
Stephanie at Loft Creations - February 12th
Nicole at Sister's Choice Quilts - February 13th
Millie at Millie's Quilting - February 14th
Sinta at Pink Pincushion - February 15th
Darlene at Quilting Daze - February 16th
Karen at Nana Girl Quilts - February 17th
Sue at Quilt Times - February 18th
Carol at Brown Quilts - February 19th
Have a great rest of the weekend!