New WIP: Positively Perfect

Now that I’m wrapping up my current quilting project, I’m already looking ahead to the next project! I have a whole list going:

  1. T-Shirt Quilt for my Husband
  2. This doily quilt (for me)
  3. Quilt for a friend’s wedding gift
  4. Quilt for Mike’s cousin’s wedding gift

My list goes in reverse importance order… just when I think I’m getting to the end of my list, new things crop up!

Mike’s cousin is getting married in April across the country in Baltimore, MD. Unfortunately we won’t be able to make it, but I still want to send her a present. I’d like to make this Positively Perfect quilt posted last month over at the Moda Bake Shop:

positively perfect

Positively Perfect Moda Bake Shop Quilt

It looks simple and quick enough, and I love the little plus signs. Mike’s cousin is a nurse so they reminded us of the Red Cross medical symbol. 🙂 Jelly Rolls were on sale over at Green Fairy Quilts, so I ordered one to make the process even quicker and easier for myself. I ended up ordering Moda’s Cape Ann by Oliver and S:

Cape Ann by Oliver and S

I love the sweet prints and I think they will translate nicely for this quilt. I think I might make it a little bigger than the pattern calls for by adding another row & column, but I’ll have to see how it goes. Hopefully I can get this one done in time for the wedding!

Giveaway at Green Fairy Quilts!

So usually I don’t blog about this kind of thing, but this time I can’t resist!

You know what they say about the mice playing while the cat is away… Clint, Judi of Green Fairy Quilts is hosting a giveaway while Judi is away for the week! All you have to do is choose which of the upcoming releases from February, March and April are your favorites and you can win one of them! You can also choose your favorite clearance item for a chance to win that, too!

Here are my picks:

A Walk In The Woods by Aneela Hoey Fat Quarter Bundle

Salt Air Fat Quarter Bundle

Quilt Blocks Fat Quarter Bundle

Ruby Fat Quarter Bundle

So head over to Green Fairy Quilts to enter the giveaway! Thanks Clint for an amazing giveaway!

Stash #4: Layer Cakes


Layer cakes!

I’ve been admiring all of the quilters who have been using Moda fabrics for a while now. When I saw a Sherbet Pips by Moda at my local quilting shop, I snapped it up right away. That’s the fabric on the left. I’m thinking of using this tutorial to make a quilt. On the right is an Alphabet Soup by Riley Blake Designs. So cute!! I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with that fabric yet. I really need to stop buying fabric since I have so much already!

Stash #3 Detail: The Rest


The rest of the stash!

Here are the rest of the fabrics I got from my mom a couple of weeks ago. The fabrics on the left are all solids, the other two piles are patterns. There are matching stars and moons fabrics in blue and white and some other pretty fabrics. I plan on using the solids for something like this. I may use some of the blues and whites for the American flag quilt. I have some other ideas for the others, too. Stay tuned!

Stash #3 Detail: Mary Engelbreit


Mary Engelbreit cherries!

I had The Snow Queen illustrated by Mary Engelbreit as a child. Her style is so distinctive; when I saw these fabrics I knew right away they were hers. They’re from the Mary Engelbreit for Daisy Kingdom collection. My mom bought them originally to make a quilt for someone. I figure I’ll do the same. There’s quite a lot of fabric (I’m guessing 1-2 yards of each), so I should be able to make a good sized quilt out of it. Anyone interested?

Stash #3 Detail: Old Lady Prints


My old lady print collection.

I like to call this collection of fabrics from my mom the “old lady prints.” My friend always teases me when we go shopping together because I tend to gravitate towards floral prints she calls “old lady prints.” I love these, though! I’m not sure if I would necessarily use them together (the third and sixth fabrics match each other, though) but I’m sure I can find a use for them.

Stash #3 Detail: Lanz of Salzburg


Lanz of Salzburg fabric.

An awesome find! Lanz of Salzburg flannel fabric was in my mom’s stash. A lot of fabric that my mom had she inherited from her mother or grandmother, I think this might be one of those.

I took this fabric (believe me, I was selective about the fabrics I took and left with only about a third of her fabric!) because it reminded me of Dutch Delft Blue designs. Guess I wasn’t too far off! Since it is flannel, I plan on using it as a backer for something.

Stash #3 Detail: Large Florals


Big Floral Prints - AKA The 90s, we missed you!

Another day, another look at fabric from my huge haul! This fabric matched a bed set that my mother and father had in their master bedroom that she planned to, you guessed it!, make matching curtains out of. It was all in its original packaging; however, like an idiot, I threw it all away so I don’t know the maker of the fabric. I honestly have no idea what I’m going to do with it. It’s more pastel than I typically favor in my quilting (as was popular in the early 1990s). And the prints are so large, it would to hard to use in small piecing. I’m sure I’ll think of something, though!

Stash #3 Detail: Teddy Bears & Rainbows


These fabrics could be considered vintage.

Here are some fabrics that my mom bought with the intention of making a baby quilt, matching curtains and sheets… FOR ME! Needless to say, that project didn’t come to fruition (with me being the fourth child? I don’t blame her for not finding the time!) Since these fabrics were bought in 1984-1985, I guess they could be considered vintage today!


A fussy cut piece, also intended for me.

I’m not sure about the blue fabric with the white polka dots, but the other fabrics all appear to be from the same collection. The second fabric from the right has “Spiegel Fabrics #9702 copyright 1985” on it. A Google search hasn’t turned anything up. The top piece is a pre-quilted fabric.

I’m still not sure what I plan on doing with these fabrics. The blue fabric could be used for my American flag quilt. I might consider selling the others on Etsy or Ebay. Maybe I will make a couple of quilts out of them and sell those. I’m not sure any of my friends with kids would want a baby quilt made with vintage fabrics. I can see the third, fourth and fifth prints being used on other projects, but I’m not sure about the others. Time will tell, I suppose!

Stash #3 Detail: Camping Quilt


Camping Quilt

Here is a closeup of some of the fabrics from this stash I posted yesterday. The first and third fabrics were designed by Leslie Beck for Cranston Village. The blue fabric is a Cranston Village fabric as well (maybe from the Blenders VIP collection?)

My mom bought these fabrics with the intention of making a quilt for herself. An active Girl Scout volunteer for thirty years, she wanted a place she could sew all her various patches on to other than a jacket. The fabric on the left will be used as the backer, with the middle and right fabrics used on the front in alternating blocks. She will then sew her patches on to the blue blocks. Since I was taking so much of her fabric anyway, I offered to complete the project for her. I’ll let you know how it turns out!