Saturday, November 30, 2013

Black Friday fabric sales

Also known as quilter's Christmas! I do love this time of year, and although our household discretionary spending isn't exactly unlimited, I still made a couple of purchases this year.

Reminisce FQ bundle in Sweet Reveries

Lottie Da FQ bundle in Chic

Plus a couple of others. It was a nice feeling to wish for these fabrics for so many weeks, wait, and get them at a wonderful price. Over at Fat Quarter Shop they are having 25% off storewide and these babies ended up at a little over $2 per fat quarter. At my local quilt store, they are $5.50 so I'm thrilled!

Now it's just a matter of waiting to get them!

P.S. I'm not sponsored by or affiliated with any stores, I just found that Fat Quarter Shop ended up having the best deals for the fabrics I wanted. I love grabbing a bargain.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My favourite kind of quilt

You know what the best kind of quilt is?

One that has graduated from WIP to finished!
 One of my favourite online fabric stores had a sale a while back, and I grabbed a layer cake of Posy by Aneela Hoey. I knew I needed to use up that layer cake. Firstly, because I'm in love with the sweet, whimsical design. But also because I find that sometimes, my fabric goes...stale. Am I crazy for thinking that? Sometimes fabric gets stashed away, bypassed in favour of alternatives, then one day it's just not as appealing anymore.

After I bought the fabric and admired it for longer than I care to admit, I jumped onto Pinterest, hoping to be struck by amazing inspiration. Going back through my Quilts I Love board, I came across the Garden Fence tutorial by Hyacinth Quilt Designs. I knew it would be perfect, and after some quick recalculations to make the tutorial fit a layer cake, I started sewing.

I'm really bad at taking photos as I go. It's probably because I do most of my sewing in a hurry (during my little one's nap times) or at night, when the light isn't great.

But here are some more shots of the finished product anyway :-)

Measures 65 x 75 inches, sashed and bound with Moda Bella Solids, complete with a little bit of scrap improv at the back...because I failed to buy enough backing I'm cool like that.