New Fabric in My Stash!

I really have to get off of quilting mailing lists! Yeah, right.

At I was checking out the new and on-sale fabrics when I came across some great flannels.

The next thing I know 6 yards of Urban & Della flannel and 1 yard of Nicey Jane was sitting in my PO Box! Holy Cow, Batman! How did that happen?!

I have no clue what type of quilt I’ll be making with the flannel, so for now, I’ll just keep it close by and pet it.

Left: Urban FVW11-Green (on sale) by Valori Wells, Middle: Della FVW16-Ocean by Valori Wells, Right: Della FVW18-Ocean, by Valori Wells.


Urban FVW09-Pink (on sale), by Valori Wells.


Nicey Jane HB17-Clementine (on sale), by Heather Bailey. I have other fabric from this line.

New Quilt in the Making…

It’s been a long hot summer…and it’s only mid August! UGH! I moved in July. Had a melt-down at work sometime before that….but I think that is happening about every other month now. Let’s just say I’ve been out of sorts lately.

But all will be well soon!

Yesterday I cut out 6″ squares out of at least 23 different fabrics in 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2 yards…also lots of white on white 6″ squares.

I cleaned my Janome’s bobbin area; put in a new needle; wound 4 bobbins of the thread I’ll be using; marked lines down the diagonal of the white squares!

I’m ready to start sewing tonight after I get off of work!

Monday’s Rambles ~ Quilting, Porcelain Collection, and Park Photographs

How’s that for a title…sorry so long.

I’m almost finished with a craft challenge ~ just need to bind the wee quilt. The only thing that was given was four colors ~ Pink, Turquoise, Brown, and Cream.

The fabrics I picked out (what looks to be black is actually a dark brown):

The pattern ~ from Stars by Magic ~ Nancy Johnson-Srebro ~ Block No. 2…I ended up making four 10″ blocks.

Here it is ready for me to finish the binding. I pieced the back together with the leftover fabric…I had just enough! Whew! It’s only 29″x29″ so I think I’ll donate it to Renown neonatal…perfect for a wee lass.

My other entry is a Sundae Pincushion…I had to use Turquoise buttons as I couldn’t figure out where to put blue on a sundae!

Fabric I picked out to make a lap quilt for my niece Hannah, she’s into lime green. 🙂

A VERY, very, VERY SMALL glimpse of my Irish Wade and Belleek collection…I have a lot of both.

Leo’s Whiskers ~

The rest are photographs I took on Saturday’s walk around Rancho San Rafael Park. Canada Goose, Hens & Chicks, Doggies and their owners in the dog section of the park.

Cheep Talk ~ new Fabric Collection from Connecting Threads

It’s not often that I fall head over heels in love with a whole fabric line…but I just received my copy of the new Connecting Threads catalog and look what was on the front cover.


CHEEP TALK…100% super combed cotton grown in the U.S. – 45″wide.

I’m definitely going to be buying some fabric in this line! It makes me smile.

Here are some more of the quilt kits that they made up….the Flying Geese pattern is one of my favorites, I like to add it into a lot of my quilts.




Fabric Friday ~ My Stash Wish List

Was flipping through the new Connecting Threads catalog last night and thought I’d share with you my IF I HAD SOME EXTRA MONEY HERE’S WHAT I WANT TO BUY fabric…big sigh.

Root of the Madder

The Madder plant’s roots have been used for centuries to dye textiles warm reddish-brown hues. Clear blue was a popular accent color in the 19th century madder prints, as it complements the earth tones nicely, allowing their richness to really come through. We reproduced post-Civil War era ditsy motifs to maintain the historic feel of our madder group and added coordinating solids to calm the busy ditsies. Because of the small scale of the prints, this collection is an excellent choice for scrappy quilts.

The rest of the samples are from the Fat Quarter Shop: