I’ve been on something of a sewing hiatus lately. But those unfinished quilt tops have been driving me crazy. So, I’ve been gathering fabrics to start sewing some backings.
This is my least favorite part of the quilting process. But the good part is that I’ll be using up a lot of fabric. Which means that there will be some space on my fabric shelf. Which means there will be a fabric shopping spree in my future :)
I was at Joann Fabric last week and spotted some Alexander Henry (my fave).
There’s always a little AH hidden somewhere in Joanns. And the 50% coupon is what makes fabric shopping there so. much. fun. I used the fabric to make my mom a pillow for her birthday.
Love ya, mama!
The other day I tripped over my overflowing, chaotic fabric scrap bin and felt inspired to do a bit of sewing.
I’m not sure what I’m planning…maybe a log cabin quilt? Whatever it ends up being, it’s so nice to sneak in a little sewing on a busy day.
I couldn’t resist getting some of this fabric during my last shopping trip. The genius of Eric Carle on fabric! AND it’s perfect for …
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle for Andover Fabrics
I’m drooling over this preview of Lotta Jansdotter’s new fabric line, Bella, out in August. I love the boldness of Lotta’s designs. Can’t wait!!
image from Lotta Jansdotter
The fabric chaos was just too much for me.
Ahhh…so much better.
I followed this folding tutorial from turning*turning. Everything is so much easier to find now. I haven’t had a lot of time to sew recently, but I find that I’m much more productive and creative in a clean and organized space.
And it wasn’t until I was going though my fabrics that I realized just how much yardage I have of Alexander Henry’s Birdsong. I’m not sure how it happened and I won’t reveal numbers – but it’s. a. lot.
Berenstain Bears fabric? Yes, puh-lease!
I usually don’t go for fabric with cartoons on it. Sometimes it feels too cheesy. But I loooved the Berenstain Bears when I was a kid. I even had these little action figures that I got in happy meals. So, this fabric buy gets filed under impulse/nostalgia buy.
Moda Berenstain Bears Scenic Bear Country