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Gypsy Wife Quilt Along: Fabric Choices + pattern winner + new give-away

Last week, we posted the schedule of the Gypsy Wife Quilt along….and the winner of the Gypsy Wife Pattern is #17
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which is dlk3265. I will be emailing you to get your details to ship the pattern.

I am so excited to start looking at my fabrics, choosing what I will use for the Gypsy Wife Quilt. I have decided to use True Colors by Anna Maria Horner, Heather Bailey and Joel Dewberry….I have half yards of all fabrics of these three designers (purchased from Hawthorne threads)


Here is the link-up for February. Don’t forget to:

  • It is not to late join our group for the Gypsy Wife Quilt Along over on Flickr, grab a button  for your blog.GypsyWifeQAL
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  • Leave a comment on the meet and greet page to introduce yourself,
  • Upload a photo of your fabric choices to Flickr, and link up below,
  • Post a blog post about the quilt along and fabric choices (optional).

All those that are a member of the Gypsy Wife Flickr group + who links up a picture of your fabric choice, will have a chance to win my custom low-volume 1/2 yard bundle of these 6 fabrics. I will randomly draw a winner 31st January (after 6pm EST).

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UPDATE – 29JAN: Patterns are again available from Westwood acres, and Modern Quilter

Here is the link-up:

Sunday Stash #1-2014

I have been planning for a long time now, to make a quilt for my son. I have finally put it on my goal list for 2014, August for his birthday.

I had purchased a Fat Quarter Bundle of Constellations a while back (March 2013 from Westwood arces), and made this cushion (the wonky universe) from it.


That gave me the idea to make a quilt from the same fabric….but the question arose…..will I have enough with only having fat quarters?? It was a little late to start thinking about this, as now, the fabric was hard to find. Then, low and behold last month, Hawthorne Threads got more of it in stock – it’s not everything but it has the best of the prints. I bought 1/2 yards of everything they had.


Here are the designs,  I am choosing between for my son’s quilt. I am leaning towards the first one.
(Picture Source: Lee @ FreshlyPieced)
(Fireworks Quilt By Tara Faughnan)

This was one of my recent fabric purchases I had  a defined use up front for, which is what I am trying to accomplish this year :-). Linking up with Molli Sparkles, for the first week of Sunday Stash in 2014.

Molli Sparkles

A Mess + Sunday Stash {22.12.2013}

With all the Christmas sewing, and the fabric purchases over Thanksgiving, my sewing room is a war zone. This is what it normally looks like:

Today, it is the war zone, all spread out over the floor (I don’t think I even got it all in the photo :-)).MessySewingRoom

See the two piles along the side of the table at the back….in fact, any pile that is close to my  project table that does not have a book, paper pattern or cut pieces on top…..that is all new fabric ready to be stored. I have a problem though…..I have run out of storage. After only a year, my 18 cubby holes in my project desk, has no more room. I am seriously thinking about joining the fabriholics anonymous pledge.


The rest of the mess are project piles, or a scrap pile I need to sort. Luckily, I have two weeks to either complete the project piles or clean up my war zone. Thank you for vacation!!!

In the meantime, in celebrating these fabric purchases, here is my Sunday Stash for this week.  I purchased these fabrics, as I am loving the mustards, pale blues, reds, blacks + grays that have been appearing in a couple of recent lines.

The first ones are all from “Bark and Branch” by Eloise Renouf for Cloud 9 Fabrics. I purchased these from Hawthorne threads.EloiseRenouf

These cute low-volumes that continue the blue, black and mustards are from “Up, up & away” by Skinny laMinx for Cloud 9 Fabrics, also purchased at Hawthorne threads. SkinnyLaMinx

Finally, “Twigs” by Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics….purchased from Fabric Worm (as they were on sale).CharleyHarper_Dandelions

One last look at them all together, hopefully you can also see how fabulous these could be together. Now, to decide what to do with them???Mustard_Blue_Red_Grey_Black_collection

Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth, for her second to last Sunday Stash.