Saturday, July 30, 2011

Makin' Do

New stars have been added to the collection after I found some pretty French General fabric from the Rural Jardin range.

After stopping by another fabric shop, I added some fabrics from the Minick & Simpson range - Clermont Farms, as well as a Michele Hill blue print from her range - Adelaide.

Oddly enough, three of the stores I visited told me they weren't stocking Moda fabrics any more. When asked why, they said everyone buys Moda online. Do they?

I'll admit to buying pre-cuts on line but rarely yardage and even though our dollar is so strong, I'm trying to stay loyal to local quilt shops. I like to see the fabrics and enjoy the personal, friendly service.

What a shame if we were to lose our quilt shops altogether. Support your local store - today.

Happy Stitching

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Diamonds Are Forever

Well, these will last a while to be sure. This is my *in-between* project while the winter keeps me out of the sewing room.

(Couldn't be anything to do with the fact it's a mess in there)

I've had the idea for this quilt for a little while now but was spurred on when I read Pam Bunda's article about make-do quilts in the April issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.

How funky is that cover quilt?! May have to put that on the to-do list as well.

I'll be adding a soft white to the mix when I find the right one. Hmm, I feel a shop hop coming on.....

Happy Stitching!