A girl with a squirrel on her head

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I’m missing a girl with a squirrel on her head for the middle block. I have fabric on order and am hoping it arrives by the end of the week. The finished size of this piece is going to be approx. 45″ x 36″, the “photos” are 7 & 1/2″ square, 10 & 1/2″ with the frames. I want to quilt the negative spaces but don’t want it to take away from the “pictures”.

Not much else going on, I just needed a little hiatus from sewing and blogging. 😀

 

Picture Wall: progress report 2

Picture Wall Progress Photo 2

 

I think some had a problem envisioning what this quilt would look like, I hope I have enough here to give you a good idea. You can also see why I chose plum colours to offset the feature fabrics and how they really pop.

I’m really enjoying putting this quilt together and so far, it’s my favorite. So much so, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and cut into my treasured Tula Pink out of print fabric, Plume!

I’m not quite sure how big I’m going to grow this pattern, I’m going to keep going until I run out of fabric. 😀

Fabulous Fabric

Have I used that title before? Ah well, it never gets old!

This is one of Tula Pink’s earlier works, Plume, released in the fall of 2009 before I started quilting and simply stunning, IMO. I won’t lie, it’s expensive if you can find it, typically on Etsy. And speaking of rare fabrics, I also purchased this rare set:

I can’t believe how soft this fabric is, it almost feels like voile! I think I’m going to make myself little zippy pouches and Michelle Patterns pouches with it, just for myself and perhaps as gifts for special bloggy friends. 😀

I finally broke down and got some Far Far Away III which I think I’m going to use with this cute tote pattern purchased from Pinked Fabrics on Etsy.

Also from Pinked Fabrics I bought more Happy Mochi Yum Yum and this adorable grossgrain ribbon.

I don’t think I’m all bagged out yet, there may be one or two left in me but they may have to wait till I get back from vacation, 11 more days if you’re counting along with me.

Denim & Ruby Bag

Thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic and positive comments on my Denim & Ruby Skirt Bag, I think this is the one I’m going to take to Germany with me but I’m going to add a magnetic snap. I’m also going to make another with an inset zipper at some point (don’t think I’ll have time this weekend).

 

Other naughty shopping items I’m waiting for are pearl snaps and Japanese linens (from China). Will keep you posted on shipping and quality when they arrive.

Have a great week, let’s hope it goes by quickly!