Sewing updates

21 Apr

I’ve been pretty busy lately working on my granny square quilt and hand sewing those little hexies together. Here’s my progress so far.

I’m trying a new thing here, using photo collages instead of posting each individually. I just downloaded Picasa 3 and I’m trying it out to see if I like it…  The left photo is the completed granny square blocks all sewn together in rows with sashing in  between. Can you tell I used different white fabrics? One is a Joann’s brand cotton and the other is Kona. Oops. Oh well, it just gives it character. I finally decided on a design for my hexi quilt, diamonds! This really is such a great project to work on while catching up on my DVR. And lastly,  the outside to a travel sewing kit I’m making. Instead of machine quilting it I decided to practice hand quilting with Perle cotton. There’s definitely a learning curve but the more I do it the easier it’s becoming. So that’s what I’ve been up to lately.

I got an email last week about an awesome sale going on at Momen+  and made a little trip there after work yesterday. They are having an awesome sale on remnants ranging from $0.50-$3.00. There was a table stacked  overflowing with fabric. They also had many bolts of discontinued fabric discounted at $5 a yard. I grabbed a nice stack of fabric and was hoping to stay under $20, when I got to the cash register she told me my total…$8!!!

Considering a fat quarter sells for $2.25 and a yard of these Japanese fabrics is usually over $10 I feel like I got a really great deal! The left 2 are my favorite picks. The Hawaiian one was the most expensive coming in at $3, but it’s larger than a fat quarter and is perfect for fussy cutting. I am just loving my growing stash of Japanese fabric! I wish I could go back today as it’s the last day of this clearance sale but the hubby is at work and there’s no way I’d try to take the boys there by myself. Sigh. Guess I’ll just have to wait until their sample sale in May…

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