The holidays have begun and the shopping too.  I think Santa has bought me enough for this year, although I don’t think he knows he has.

On Cyber Monday, I had a beautiful FQ bundle of Thrive at Pink Castle Fabric in my cart.  Then I thought, I don’t really need this bundle and unloaded my cart.

Skip forward a couple of days and I had to pass Ann Arbor on my way to Detroit, so I stopped in to Pink Castle Fabric.  Couldn’t resist the bundle and it came home with me.  The colors are some of my favorites and the low volumes are perfect.

Had I just bought them on Cyber Monday, I would have saved because the bundle was on sale, but these additional fabrics wouldn’t have made it home with me.

 

The Fat Quarter Shop did have some nice things on special and I couldn’t help myself.  I love a good deal and a pre-cut.  So these lovelies also came to my house.

I really don’t have many solids, so these nice spring colors arrived here as well, along with some of these little extras.

My sister has a Bloc Loc – HST and it stays at my house.  When I saw that Bloc Loc had a 25% off, I couldn’t help myself.  Not sure which of these I really needed, but can’t wait to start playing.

I got the Log Cabin, Kite in a Square, Diamond in a Triangle, Half Rectangle, Strip Set and a set of Flying Geese.  Mind you I have never made a log cabin, kite in a square, diamond in a triangle or half rectangle blocks.  Oh the possibilities!!

 

Thanks to Santa for these great additions to my addiction.

What did you get for yourself over the sales this past week?

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I had so many scraps from my Christmas quilt, I decided to use up a few and do a basket.  I used Noodle-Heads – Divided Basket Pattern.  Previously I had made a few of these and they were quick to make.  Of course, those were made with fat quarter pieces.  This one I used 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 scraps, so it took me a bit longer to put together.

 

I really love this red and gray Christmas fabric.  You can see the quilt here.

What was I thinking when I cut out the lining.  Obviously, I wasn’t thinking.  Of course it was the last piece of this cute red snowflake print.  So off to find something that would work.  Found a gray and it was the winner.

This turned out very cute and a bonus is it fit in the Ikea Expedit cubby.  But I’m not keeping it, it is being gifted with the quilt.

Used my last label, better get my butt in gear and reorder.

 

Linking up with a few friends:

Ems Scrap Bag – Moving It Forward Monday

Love Laugh Quilt – Monday Making

Elm Street Quilts – Bag It

 

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November is almost gone, only one month to go before the start of a new year.  Only one more goal for most, I’m scheduled for surgery so not sure that I will be doing much sewing in December, so this is my last quilting goal for 2017.

I started my OMG for November here.

My goal was to bind and quilt.   I got busy early this month, hoping to finish before the holiday.

The backing was  a wide light flannel, which adds some coziness to this quilt.  Straight line quilting and my favorite stripe binding were the winners, ok there really weren’t any others choices in the running, so they were the winner by default.

I was blessed to have a sunny day to snap a few pictures outside.

 

This was a great quilt to use up some fat quarters that I wanted to show off the prints.  It should have been a rather quick quilt, but I learned that I need to add to my goals for 2018, how to accurately cut fabric.  I am not consistent in using the ruler, is the line suppose to be on the edge of the fabric?  Should the fabric show just over the line?  What are your tips for cutting accuracy?  Do you have a favorite link or online class for cutting accuracy?  Let me know, as I can use some help.

I am linking up with

Elm Street Quilts – OMG November

Powered by Quilting – Friday Foto Fun

Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?

Busy Hands Quilts – Finished or Not Friday

Crazy Mom Quilts – Finish it Up Friday

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Sometimes you just want to make a simple project.  2017 was the first time I joined a block swap and I met a lovely lady who was doing NICU quilts with her swap blocks.  Her son was a graduate of NICU so it was personal to her.  I had a couple of quilts that I had made that were smaller sizes so I included them with her block.

Fast forward to the Instagram and the #getyourquiltywishesgranted3.  Hilary had asked for NICU quilts.  I had a few more around that I sent to her, but had that need to make a simple no thought quilt.  So I pulled out a colorful charm pack and a white charms pack and off we go.

Decided to use the Moda Bake Shop, Moda Love Charm Quilt.

Had to hit the local quilt shop, which is small and doesn’t have a large selection for backing and binding.  Found a Grunge, by Moda.  Decided to use it for both the backing and binding.

I had some variegated red/orange/pink thread and used that for the quilting.  You guessed it, walking foot, squiggle line, edge to edge.  I really do like the texture feel this quilting gives.

I was very lucky today we had a sliver of sun this afternoon, after days of dreary cold rain.  Still cold, but is nice to see a bit of sun.

 

I am linking up with

Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Can I Get a Whoop Whoop

Powered by Quilting – Friday Foto fun

Busy Hands Quilts – Finished or Not Friday

Crazy Mom Quilts – Finish It Up Friday

What a Hoot! – TGIFF

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It’s been a bit since my last post.  I’ve gotten started on a few things, but needed to do a quick no thought something.  Decided on a simple quilt using a charm pack that I got way back on clearance somewhere.  It is All Aboard by Greta Lynn for Benartex.

Here are my rows ready to be pieced.

Forgot to take any pictures before I had it together.  I needed to order some  backing fabric and went with the dark grey train track print.  It is very cute.

Let’s guess how I quilted this one.  You are right, straight lines, but just a few along the seams.

I thought I was lucky enough to have backing fabric leftover for binding.  I been working on improving my bindings and had thought at times I would like to try 2 1/4″  rather than 2 1/2″ binding.  Well this was the day.  I could get the 4 strips I thought I needed by using 2 1/4″.  So off I went sewing my binding on and doing my final connection.

See that little 3/4″ piece on the mat, that was my extra on the binding.  Don’t know what I did right this day, but it worked in my favor.  Didn’t even realize it was going to be that closes.  Yikes!!

Got to finish the binding yesterday and was quite please with the 2 1/4″ .  I machine sew my binding, don’t have enough talent to do hand sewing.  The back looked quite nice, I surprised myself.  The corners gave me a bit of trouble, so that I still need to work on, but with practice I think it will be great!

 

Here is the cute little quilt all finished.  We even had sunshine to cooperate for a few quick pictures.

 

Linking up with my friends at:

Sew Fresh Quilts – Let’s Be Social

Quilt Fabrication – Midweek Makers

Inquiring Quilter – Wednesday Wait Loss

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