Monday, August 20, 2012

Back in action!

No resolutions about fabric purchasing!
Got away on some vacations - a family trip to Boston and upstate New York and a Girl Guide adventure to Oregon (of all places!) Naturally, since I don't do much in the way of hand-stitching, not a lot of quilting happened. I dropped in to a few quilt shops in New England. Not to mention four different Marden's while in Maine. If you've never been to a Marden's, nothing I say can really prepare you. They're pretty sketchy looking, but there are fabric deals to be had for those unafraid to navigate through the other departments. On my first trip in March 2012, I found Amy Butler fabrics for 5$ a metre! Unheard of!

There's been a lot of sewing this week though... I finished up a little something I've been working on for a new member of our family. He's been here for a couple months, but I wanted his first quilt-y to be just right! This one makes me particularly happy - I don't know if it's the colour combination (I love teal & orange!) or the fact that I made it without any instructions from something I pinned - but it's gonna be a tough one to send to it's new home. I quilted it a little differently for me and did some wiggly vertical lines - inspired by  a quilt on Jeni Baker's Flickr stream. 

I've also been pinning a lot of items with rainbow colour pathways since the spring. I fell in love with this one over at Hooked on Needles and just had to make it... no particular reason. Often the quilts I most enjoy creating are just because. Every one of those fabrics is unique and all came from my scrap stash. It's been in progress for a while, but I quilted like a maniac this week and finished it up.

There's just one week left in my official summer... wonder what I'll create this week?

Thanks for reading!