Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fabriholics Anonymous

So, as some of you may know, I like fabric. *ahem* I mean, I REALLY like fabric! Sadly, neither my storage spaces nor my bank account feel quite the same way. My friend Amy had a post about joining a group planning on curbing their spending and I decided I would join in as well :)


1) To use the Stash I already have!
2) Finish UFOs without distraction by shifting to other new beautiful fabric.
3) Stop the insanity of constantly buying the latest and greatest fabric.
4) Save the $$ I spend on stashing. I really would like to go to Europe this year for my 40th as well as have some more money in savings.
5) to not buy every magazine or book out there!
6)DESTASH the fabrics that I realize I am never going to use. Why keep them when someone else can love them? Plus, more money!


1) No fabric purchases for 6 months beginning January 1, 2014.   
2) At 6 months reevaluate status and decide whether to keep going for full year.  Evaluation July 1, 2014.
3) Create a UFO list and complete them!
4) Exceptions
- Notions that are needed to continue using my current stash
- Buying Quilty magazine
- Solids needed for projects on the go
- Echino Bees - I have promised myself that I can have these and I will :)

In addition, I will be cutting down HUGELY on swaps... Canada Post is upping its rates in March and I would rather send things to people I already am friends with, than finding new ones :) It will be hard but I must be strong!!

So, want to join in?

Final Finish Post for the year!!

So back at the beginning of the month my goal was to make a quilt for the OMQG quilt show. I did complete that, but it isn't going in the show.

What you can't see from this carefully chosen distance is the incredibly bad paper piecing and even worse binding job. I don't know what went wrong, but I do not want it to be representing me lol.

I still wanted to enter for the quilt show, so in two very fast nights I came up with this, which I call "Liberty Roundabout". (name courtesy of Kathyems on Flickr)

I am completely in love with this mini quilt!! I have decided to put a price on it, but if it sells I will have to make myself another one for sure :)

So although the end result was different, I did complete my last goal for 2013! I am going to be joining again in the new year.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013


...ME! And my friend Anne :)

I met Anne at Sewing Summit and we got on like a house on fire! (which is a horrible expression btw). Anne is super awesome, funny and kind, and amazingly talented! She also knows her way around computers (like REALLY). I recently drew up my paper piecing pattern I showed for my monthly goal. Anne offered to pretty it up for me... and did she ever!!

She also re-did the pattern all professional-like lol. And then!! She agreed to tidy up my Boston Block which was my first ever pattern.

So now we are collaborating on designs :) You can buy our patterns from Craftsy (button to the right) or at this link... only $1.50!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along!

I am super happy to announce that I will be a guest blogger for Craft Buds Mosaic Tile Quilt Along!

Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along

This pattern is from Lindsay Conner's amazing book Modern Bee. I was lucky enough to buy my copy directly from Lindsay at Sewing Summit and I am so happy with it. It gives you everything you need for running a successful bee, but even if you know how to run one, you will still feel you are learning something. Plus, the quilts in it rock!

Mosaic Tiles
You can go here to Craft Buds and read all about it!

 Here's the schedule:
Monday, 12/9 Kickoff! Announcing our sponsors, guest judges + prizes
Monday, 12/16 Guest post: Holiday project and guest post with layout options with Amy of 13 Spools
Wednesday, 12/18 Guest post: Holiday project inspired by block with Sarah of Fabric Seeds
Monday, 12/30 Guest post: Mosaic Tiles layout options with Katie of ChooChoo Skadoo Quilts
Wednesday, 1/1 Happy New Year: Still 6 weeks to sew along!
Friday, 1/3 Guest post: Mosaic Tiles bag by Katy Cameron of The Littlest Thistle + Halfway mark: Link up your progress!
Monday, 1/6 Guest post: Mosaic Tiles project by Marni of Haberdashery Fun
Monday, 1/13 Guest post: Mosaic Tiles project by Darcy of Modern Cozy
Wednesday, 1/15 Guest post: Mosaic Tiles bag by Kim of Kim's Krafts
Monday, 1/20 Featuring other projects from "Modern Bee"
Wednesday, 1/22 Guest post: Mosaic Tiles quilt by Katy of Lethargic Lass
Friday, 2/14 Happy Valentine's Day! Deadline for entries at midnight, EST.

I have added my own affiliate link with The Book Depository above in the post. I buy all my books from them, free shipping! Lindsay shares some other places (including from her) on the Craft Buds post.

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Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December goal

Wow... my 12th and final goal for this year... it seems like it happened way too fast LOL!

My goal this month is to enter a quilt into the OMQG's first quilt show! Mine will involve a little of this...

...which also happens to be the pattern for the outside pocket of a Super Tote I am making for my SSM4 partner. It's a good thing it is simple so I won't get bored making it twice LOL!

Linking up with ALYOF!