The past couple of weeks have been crazy busy and of course my lonely blog has taken the hit. Last week was spent picking out fabric for various projects. How about we take a look at what I picked out.
First up we have my fabrics for the Sugar Block club! This is a block of the month program that includes a recipe. I may need to pull more fabric for this one. Last year I did the HST BOM (half square triangle block of the month) that Jeni Baker hosted and each month I made two blocks. I find it just as easy to make two blocks rather than one and I’m thinking this may be the case here as well.
For this fabric pull I started with the three fabrics on the bottom, then I grabbed other solids and color and white fabrics. The three have so much color in them that I didn’t want a print with a lot of color to be overwhelming.
Next up we have a lot of beautiful fabric for the Lucky Stars BOM! I love this BOM. I have only made one block so far, and it wasn’t even for my quilt, it was for a pincushion swap. This is paper piecing, which isn’t difficult, but I don’t have plans to make more then one of each star. I may make both sizes (two sizes are given for each block – six inch and twelve inch (finished)).
For this one I wanted a bright floral as the focus. This BOM calls for 9-10 half yards and you can see I have 24. This will give me more variety and maybe when I pulled the fabrics I intended to make two of each.
This is Christmas fabric for the virtual quilting bee hosted by Amy at Diary of a Quilter. These are smaller blocks, 8 inches finished. I may need to pick more fabric for this as well because this is only 8 months long and I definitely need more blocks for a quilt. I picked the Joy layer cake for this and I need to find another (I wonder if I can!) in order to make it bigger.
One of my nieces has a little girl and in our family girls are precious. Okay children in general are precious, but for some reason we have a lot of boys in our family. And I mean A LOT. My brothers and I have 14 children between us and only two are girls. My niece is one of three children (she was also outnumbered by boys growing up) and so when her daughter was born, my excitement could not be held in. I try to send something to the little girl a couple of times a year just for the fun of it. I am going to make her a lined drawstring bag. It may end up reversible, thus the extra fabric choices.
This is for another drawstring bag for a friend and I just realized it is pictured upside down!
These are the fabrics I picked for the Fresh Mini Club! This is hosted by Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations. I am looking forward to this and have something fun in mind as the club goes on this year. I love the Daisy Janie fabrics and this latest line is beautiful.
And finally we have my strips for a scrappy trip along. Everyone on instagram was scrappy tripping along when I was moving! Or maybe it was when we were moving in. It was at a time when I just could not participate, but I thought about what I wanted to do. I don’t have a lot of Halloween fabric, but I have some, and I always intend to make a quilt. This trip along is themed and I am planning on quilting it with glow in the dark thread.
There you have it! I hope you enjoyed looking at all of this beautiful fabric on a Monday morning!