Over the Rainbow Charm Swap

A couple of months ago I was apart of a Rainbow Charm swap.  The goal was to have everyone send 2 prints in their assigned colors.  Lots of great prints were selected in all colors.  My charms are sitting beside me in the sewing room awaiting inspiration.  Check my Pinterest board for rainbow inspired ideas.

Rainbow Charm Inspiration

I had orange and I sent two Kate Spain prints that I enjoy and didn’t want to see one leave the stash.  No worries I added some yardage for when I’m ready to do more.  Okay hoarding the Central Park print from my local quilt shop.

Good Fortune print
Central Park print

Here are some of the things group members have created in the Flickr group.  Also, a sneak peek of some of the wonderful prints I received.  Using these will be on my list for August.

Swap Blocks

Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild has been hosting a block swap for the last year or so.  I have really enjoyed the challenge of doing blocks for someone else.  I must admit not every month was my favorite and I struggled, but overall it has been a good creative outlet for me.  Thank you to me fellow swappers for pushing me out of my comfort zone.

My blocks are up for June.  Meg totally stole my idea for May, so time to look for something new.  I have a block idea but need to decide if I should utilize my FAVORITE fabric in my stash, Timeless Treasures Botanica.  Or should I do something else.  I have some extra fabric that I think would go really well.  Anyone up for all solids???

Here are some of the blocks I’ve done over the last few months.

Modern Mosaic
February blocks

The block above was super easy.  I should try this with some of the fabrics sitting in my stash.

Wonky Log Cabin

Darn you Meg for taking my idea.  No worries though.  Love this block and actually made mine bigger than you asked for.  I really got into the creating, sewing, etc part and just forgot to check the size.

Purple Stone Walk-up

Really struggled with this one.  Had to create without a real pattern.  EEEK!!  Why do you think the block is so tall?


Loved the colors combination for this block.

Can’t wait to see what people create for me.


Vintage Modern Monday – Bed Sheets

Who knew my favorite yellow flower sheets as a little girl would turn into a huge trend when I was “older.”  Seriously, I would have held on to them.  Vintage bed sheets have become a new genre in quilting.  I know that I’m behind on this trend, but I’m really loving the girly prints and re-using things.  They can be so shabby chic.

Indy Modern is holding a vintage bed sheet fat quarter shop in May.  I’m in.  Found my sheet this weekend at Goodwill.  I don’t want to cut into it, but it will go great in someone’s collection.

Here are some great finds on Etsy.com

Whimsie Dots has a variety of vintage offerings that I am enjoying. Here is another shop that specializes in reclaimed bed sheets, cindi0.


My stash has arrived…YEAH!

Last week the best present ever came to my new house.  MY STASH is here.  I have been on limited fabric for the last three months.  Only a few tubs of fabric made the original trip in January.  I had to leave room for clothes and my puppy. 

Is there anyone interested in older fabrics from say the 70’s?  Some of it has been cut.  It’s just not my style and I’ve tried to make donation quilts from it.  I’d rather give it to someone who will use it.  Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested.  I would only charge the shipping or consider a swap.  I will hopefully post photos tomorrow, if I can find my camera cord. 

Maybe now I can actually get some projects complete and work on my goals for 2010.  I am so far behind and have tried to do too much in the last few months. 

So far most of my tubs have landed into the sewing room.  A couple of weeks ago I picked up a great find from Craigslist.  It’s a white cabinet with a butcher block top.  Say hello to my new pressing table.  It has drawer space and storage too.