30 November 2014

Sunday Stash and a Sewing Room Clean Up

A candid post about my sewing space.  And a fabric obsession confession.

BEFORE:  This is how my sewing room looked last week.

I prefer a clutter free work area.  Being between projects, I just knew....   Things needed to change.

After spending the entire day sorting through old fabric, washing plastic totes, cleaning shelving and reorganizing, I posted a picture on instagram, showing a small portion of the shelf now being empty.

Oh, that susanc269.... She cracks me up!

Sharing on instagram has opened up a whole new world of interaction with other fabric hoarders and quilt lovers.

If you are on instagram,I'd love to see you there!  Follow me here.

Of course I knew more fabric was coming shortly.  There was an order expected to arrive on Monday.

So on Saturday I also went shopping for some new storage bins.

It did hurt to spend money on bins instead of even more fabric, but it was so worth it!

Fresh from Fabric Spot, this bevy of beautiful new fabric was hand delivered on Monday by our friendly neighbourhood Canada Post rural route delivery lady.  I thanked her with an early Christmas gift when I handed her this Christmas table runner in exchange.

Left to right, Back row:  From the Just My Type collection, Letterpress and Keys in Grey.  Front rowFox and The Houndstooth and Geek Chic Sudoku in White.

Left to right, Back row:  From the Mixed Bag collection - Circles in Orange, Dots in Sprout, and Hexagons in Sprout.  FrontLand That Never Was Fairy Tales in White.

Left to rightHello Sunshine Plaid in Green, Havana Little Birds in Blue, ColorFULL Text in Aqua and Text in Grey.

Left to right, Back row to Front row:  From the Lotus Pond collection - Lotus Drop in Turquoise, Meadow Blossoms in White and in Blue, and Snail Trail in Multi.

Left to right, Top to Bottom:   Wildwood Forest, Mixed Bag Origami in Sprout, Mon Amie Words in White, Let's Go Critters in White, Simply Sweet Alphabet in White and Mixed Bag Vine in Sky.


Left to right, Top to Bottom:   Mixed Bag Leaves in Grass, Blythe Leaves in Park, Chirp Chirp Leaves in Leaf, Notting Hill Primrose in Aquamarine, Mixed Bag Hexagons in Grass and Letterpress in Teal.

Left to right:   Riley Blake Medium Gingham and Small Chevron, Sunnyside Text, and Arcadia Flutterflies - all in Aqua.

Left Top to Bottom:   From the Bluebird Park collection:  Woven Floral in Fountain, Hedgehogs in Tangerine, Woven Floral in Grass, and on the right is Lamp Post in Stone.

Left to right, Top to Bottom:   Riley Blake Medium Gingham in Grey, Best Day Ever Graph Paper in Saffron, Fruit Stand Vines in White, and Riley Blake Medium Chevron in Grey,.

Left Top to Bottom:   From the Norwegian Woods collection:  Acornucopia, Hedgehoglets in Teal, and on the right is Two Nuts For Dinner in Multi.

Looking at these new purchases...

You might just say I went {hedge} HOG wild.

Or maybe you could say I went a little NUTS.

Either way.... I won't disagree.  But I am not one little bit sorry either!
Time to dig in and make something new!

AFTER:  This is how my sewing room looks.... For now!!!

Look out!  I think I see some room left in a few of those bins!

Keep On Quilting On!


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28 November 2014

Modern Lattice Friday Finish

On Monday I took part in the Jolly Bar Blog Hop and wanted to share this cute little finish here as my Friday finish.  For those of you who read my Monday post... Don't leave yet....  There's a BIG surprise at the bottom of the post!

I chose Lakeside Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings.

Lakeside Gatherings has a masculine feel, with the navies and greys, and those cool anchor prints.  I love the visual interest afforded by the checked and woven prints, too.  Those are all offset by a bit of brightness with the yellows, creams and off white prints.

This handsome little thing was a quick put together. 

Along with one Jolly Bar, only 1 fat quarter was needed for background, a half yard for binding, and 1.5 yards for backing.  Perfect for a last minute baby shower gift!

Just what is a Jolly Bar?  It's a new product, exclusively available from Fat Quarter Shop.

This little treat is just the right size.  Perfect for when you would like a little more than a charm pack.  It's half the size of a layer cake; 42 pieces of 5" x 10" cuts from these great Moda collections.  Each Jolly Bar comes with an exclusive Fat Quarter Shop coordinating pattern.

And that's not all!

Within each Jolly Bar collection, the FQS has hidden four Golden Tickets, and each is a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop! That means, there are sixteen total Golden Tickets that are up for grabs, but they are only in the first batch of Jolly Bars.  You must pre-order for a chance to get one. 

I just straight line quilted with my walking foot along the seam lines and double outlined the little white diamonds.  The background, binding and backing were all straight out of my stash.

This quilt finish was the 18th use of my 100 labels ordered from

Modern Lattice
approximately 36" x 48"

Modern Lattice is a free quilt pattern for anyone who follows the Sew Fresh Quilts blog!  Just leave me a comment letting me know how you follow and I will email you the pdf pattern.  If you are a wordpress blogger or no reply commenter, please be sure to include your email address in your comment.

Due to the large number of no reply commenters who were interested in getting the Modern Lattice quilt pattern, to make things much easier and so no one misses out, I have added it as a FREE download here, where you can download it for FREE!

Speaking of patterns... All the pdf patterns in my Etsy shop are on sale for a limited time.  These patterns have been marked down to half price or less.  Check it!


PS.... Drop in to these great giveaways going on now!
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Sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.....

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Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts....
And TGIFF! hosted this week with Kim at Persimon Dreams.

Black Friday at Accuquilt.com

Keep On Quilting On!



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