I'm pretty excited that after work today I will be teaching little man, age 3 to sew. He is quite excited and it should be a fun evening to watch his little mind go into over drive. I'll do my best to come back and show off his work.
Not a lot of sewing has been happening recently but planning to sew has been in overdrive. I will be making my sister a cape for comic con. Which will be happening soon, of course March 24 is getting closer so it has to happen soon. This should be fun and once I get it finished I will certainly show it off.
My brother is getting married in September. I have a quilt planned for him using this pattern. His favorite color is blue and my soon to be sister in laws fav is yellow. What a nice french combo. For the wedding they are going with yellow, black and white. So here is some the fabric I've bought for this quilt.
For the back I plan to use this fabulous collection from timeless treasures, lemon grove by Alice Kennedy.
I also got some more fabric for a quilt which is right now being designed in my head. Hopefully it will turn out half as nice as I am picturing.
The last recent purchase is a big one and one I have been wanting for years. My new bike!!
is one of my favorite quilt stores. So much of the fabric I own is from this store. I know I don't have a huge stash but it is a growing one. I do buy lots of online fabric, since blogging at least. Before blogging I didn't really pay attention to fabric lines being released. Whatever the local stores had was perfect for me. Now I do get those "seek peeks" and ideas fill my head and then I "need" that certain fabric and of course those online stores make that certain fabric easy to find. I still try and support the local stores and of course it is great actually getting to see the fabric in person before purchasing.
Always in Stitches has a blog http://thatquiltshop.blogspot.com/ and recently has been starting to do some tutorials and posting more often. For Dr Seuss birthday they had a super cut giveaway and guess what, I was the winner! This is my first blog win and it was quite surprising to see my name mentioned as the winner.
Today I went up to the store and got backing fabric for the zig zag quilt and got my prize. It's a nice Cat in the Hat panel and the kids really got a kick out of giving him a hug. This will make a really fun quilt for them. Here's a look at the cute guy.