Quilts and of course, a cat.

20 Jan

I’ve been a total slacker at this blog thing, but now that Thanksgiving, Pearl Harbor Day, Hanukkah, Battle of the Bulge (December 16th!), Christmas, the Official End of WWII (December 31st), and New Years are over, I’m going to crack the whip and start posting about my projects again. No, really.

There’s lots of pink going on around here lately. And a little blue and green. I’ve been working on two quilts. One for a baby and one for a furry baby (a cat) named Willow. I am loving the color palettes of both quilts.

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In fact, I liked both of them so much, I’m making larger versions for myself. Just working toward my goal of owning 8,000 quilts by the time I die, you know.  I’m just waiting for a little bit of backing fabric for the pink one. And I’m waiting on more solid and also backing fabric for the blue and green one.

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My seams aren’t exactly even on the bigger pink quilt (which I’ve decided to call my Shabby Chic Fairy Tale Adult iSpy Quilt ((it has a ring to it, right??)), but I’ve noticed that I am really the only one that notices or cares about that. And after it’s all completed and after the initial “Oh, frick-a-frack*! My seams don’t match!”, I NEVER notice my mistakes when actually using the quilt. So, as long as I like it, right? A few blocks ended up turned around the wrong way when sewing them together. So, a couple of the same fabrics ended up really close to each other. I was way too lazy and didn’t care enough to correct that. I can’t wait to have this quilt done! I won’t bring up the other pink quilt I’ve been working on and lost interest in, if you won’t…

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I’m going to work on it again riiiiiiiiiight after I finish the other three I’m working on. Oh yeah. there’s one more I’m working on too. Did I mention that?

IMG_4456Hey, at least it’s already basted.

If you must know, I haven’t been very good at not buying fabric lately. It all started with a gift certificate I got for Christmas from Hawthorne Threads. And some Sarah Jane fabric I got for Christmas. I just had to get more of it. And then some other things… Here’s my gift certificate order. Still waiting for the non-gift certificate order. Oops. Try and try again, right?

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Never fear though, I’m destashing a few things on my old Etsy site just to clear out some room. I’ve gotten my stash to the point where I really love 99.9% of all the fabric I own. So, now it’s time to start getting realistic around here. Just because I love it, doesn’t mean I will actually use it. So, I’ve decided to part ways with some of it. If you’re interested, you can find my destash fabrics here. I only have them listed for US shipping, but if you’re out of the US and really want something, just message me and we can talk about shipping.

I’m in the process of making some goals about fabric and sewing. I’ll post about that next time.

*Usually replaced with a much more inappropriate word that I shouldn’t repeat in the company of others. Or on a blog.

Hold on, I forgot to post a picture of a cat. Here’s Franklin sleeping on the dog’s coat. On the kitchen table. That’s right, I let my cats get up on the table. And the kitchen counter. And pretty much anywhere. I’m a really good mom.

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