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Sunday Stash

…hmmm, ok so I am posting a little last as it is Monday. Better late than never.

I have been buying a lot of stash fabrics lately, and thought I would show a few of the bundles purchased. Some of the buys I do have ideas on how I am using them, others are just a great addition.

Bonnie and Camille from Moda Fabrics: Scrumptious Polka Dots (Purchased from Westwood Acres). IMG_8864

Marisa and Creative Thursday: Just For Fun Tiny Stripes (Purchased from Westwood Acres). I bought the full yard of each of these as they are perfect as background fabrics and imagine them as bindings!!
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Mod Basics, Birch Fabrics: Dots + Reverse Dots (Purchased from Fresh Modern Fabrics). I plan on using these in my hexagon coffee cup sleeves (similar to the Chevron ones here).IMG_8870

Waterfront Park by Violet Craft: Domino Dot (Purchased from Westwood Acres)…oh the possibilities…..I love this bundle.IMG_8866

Westwood Acres (one of my favorite stores, now has a new web page that you can purchase from – check it out here http://www.westwoodacresfabric.com.

For additional news, those that want the tutorial for the iPhone/iPad stand – I should have it posted Friday. Two, Book Review Tuesday is tomorrow with the focus book being “Brave New Quilts”. I have a cool project from this book, that will also work as a Christmas gift.

I am linking up with Fiona over at Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.

Sunday Stash {13.10.2013}

I recently picked up this fabulous fat quarter bundle from Westwood Acres. It is “Retro Peek A Boo Polka Dot” designed by Suzuko Koseki. I love it, I am not sure yet what I am going to make with it…..I am leaning towards coin purses for Christmas.

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Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash

 

Triple Zipper Pouch Swap + Winners!!

The two winners from last week’s give away are:
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Which is Sara who wrote: 27. Wonderful! I love the fabric! She has won the 2 fat quarters.

And….
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Which is sarahschraw who wrote: 8. Wow! I love that fabric. and you have one the 12 swatches.

I will email both of you to get your mail addresses.

For a quick Finish it up Friday, I have finished my triple zipper pouch for the Triple Zipper Pouch Swap. It is a secret partner swap where I know who I am sending it to but they don’t know who they are getting it from. I will be posting tomorrow 🙂

Fabrics:

  • Lining: Straw hat blue, Cloud 9 (purchased from Joann)
  • Small pocket front: Flirty Flowers Tonal Dots in Pink, Robin Zingone, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Fresh Modern Fabric)
  • Small pocket front: Crosshatch in Plum, Architextures, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Westwood Acres)
  • Back + large front pocket: Hexo in Kryptonite, Technicolor, Emily Herrick, Michael Miller (purchased from Fat Quarter Shop)
  • Zippers (purchased from Zipit)

I love the technicolor hexo fabrics, don’t you??

Front Side
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Linking up with AmandaJean @ Crazy Mom Quilts

WiP Wednesday…Catch-up Wednesday

I have so many projects that I have not got to recently, and I have been feeling so behind. Today, I feel like I have made some in roads to clearing that backlog. Yippee!!!

Project 1: Triple Zipper Pouch Swap
First off, I am part of the Triple Zipper Pouch Swap going on over on Flickr, here. Posting of the Triple Zipper Pocket is due on the August 17th and it has taken me forever to get started. I finally have all the pieces cut and ready for sewing.

Fabric Choices:

  • Lining: Straw hat blue, Cloud 9 (purchased from Joann)
  • Small pocket front: Flirty Flowers Tonal Dots in Pink, Robin Zingone, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Fresh Modern Fabric)
  • Small pocket front: Crosshatch in Plum, Architextures, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Westwood Acres)
  • Back + large front pocket: Hexo in Kryptonite, Technicolor, Emily Herrick, Michael Miller (purchased from Fat Quarter Shop)
  • Zippers (purchased from Zipit)

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Project 2: Kiwi Cushion/Pillow
I have promised for at least the last two months one of my blogger friends a kiwi cushion in reds and browns. The kiwi (a NZ native bird) is a paper piecing pattern designed by Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi. Her free pattern is now on Craftsy. The pillow front will look similar to this one, except I am using these red and brown improv blocks. The red block for the body and the brown for the legs and beak.

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Project 3: Tula City Sampler – Blocks 1, 2, 3
So, I have started the Tula City Sampler Blocks Quilt Along…well the first three are cut. Boy, I did not realize what 6 1/2 inch blocks would mean….the pieces are tiny.

Fabric Choices:

This fabric line spoke volumes to me when I saw it. Normally, I am not a flower kind of person but the colors and design are fabulous. Perfect, in my opinion, for the Tula City Sampler project.

Block 1:
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Block 2:
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Block 3:
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They are my current WiP’s I am catching up on while on vacation. I am linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

Fabric Stash Additions {19.05.2013}

I am in a fabric buying hiatus this month, while I save my pennies for my trip to New York to attend Lotta Jansdotter’s workshop. Woo-hoo!! Needless to say, I have bought lots of fabric, this year, that I have not shared as of yet. I think I am going to do this by store.

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I mentioned last month, that one of my favorite stores is Westwood Acres, an Etsy store that is run by Amanda Woodruff (her blog is A Crazy Fox).  The current bundles (they can never be just one bundle right???) I have my eye on are the “Inside voices IV – low volume bundle“,  the navy blue bundle and lastly the “Stripes that bind bundle” – these are great collections. Oh well, hopefully they will be around next month (or hint, hint, wink, wink to my husband….my birthday is in 3 weeks).

Here are some of my recent purchases from Westwood Acres:

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Now, one by one ;-), here we go:

Color Me Retro Fat Quarter Bundle by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics

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Architextures Fat Quarter Bundle of 21 by Carolyn Friedlander 

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A Close-up of the color prints:IMG_7332

You can still get 18 of the 21 in the fat quarter bundle here at Westwood Acres.

Full Moon Lagoon Fat Quarter Bundle by Mo Bedell for Andover 

I was so delighted when I saw these prints.  For those that don’t know, my BSc and MSc are in Marine Science, so I love the featured echinoderms (sea urchins) and the sea horses in this line. I thought it was a little strange to mix these salt water creature with the flower prints – but the colors in this bundle are amazing, my favorites being the orange and lime greens.

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The echinoderms:IMG_7322

Field Study by Anna Maria Horner Linens

I ordered separate 1/2 yards for each of the feather and butterfly prints, as they were my favorite pieces of the line. I am thinking of using this line in making some bags/pouches.

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Finally the other two big bundle purchases were:

I am linking up this week with Sunday Stash which is being hosted by Sew Happily Ever After.