Eeks, tomorrow it will be “back to work”!!!
And I just got used to having vacation….
As a farewell gift to the holiday season I started with the first block for the Sew Kitschy BoM by wonderful Kristy of Quietplay. Each month a new block will be made available for free. YES, FREE!
This is our goal:
If you do not want to wait a month before the next pattern will be available, you can always buy the set now and just keep going!
I finished the “Oven Mitts” pattern tonight.
I really like how I was able to get the gray background fabric to line up. Well, most of the time, that is !
Oh… meet my new stash…
and that is not all of it…
Some of it is waiting for me on the other side of the ocean. I will have to be patient for a while.
These are the fabrics that I can play with already!
Two laminated fabrics. The one on the left is Amy Butler’s Temple Tulip Emerald that I found on sale here. The right fabric I found on a local fabric market. It has no name on the selvage.
This is a left over piece of “Hollandais Africa” that has a layer of wax on it (so the website said). I have found out that I can not wash this fabric, so what to do with it? Ideas anyone?
Something to build up my stash a bit.
Some thicker novelty fabrics meant for pouches and “stuff”.
Restocking (top three fabrics) and the really nice gray I used on the foundation piecing pattern above. It is a weird piece of fabric with a WOF of 34 inches.
Some more Amy Butler on sale! Who knew that I could get my hands on this fabric for less than 9 euro’s per meter? I have to confess, I really like this fabric, the way it drapes, how it feels. It is real quality. I am glad I pushed myself and work with bigger pattern on fabrics. (For those who have not seen my Giant Plus quilt top with the Amy Butler fabric, click here)
Okay, I also stocked up on some Christmas fabrics…. just because I heard several family members say they liked my stockings so much.
Yesterday I blogged about a piece of solid fabric bleeding even though it had been prewashed. I have decided to keep going with the wall hanging project and just not wash it for a long while. And when I do wash, it will be with cold water. Here is the bleeding picture again of block that got wet.
I compaired the “bleeding factor” with cold and hot water. Hot water definitely made the fabric bleed more.
So COLD wash or NO wash it is!
Have a great week!