Sunday, January 24, 2016

January Days

Hello friends! I hope that everyone has had an amazing start to the new year! I know that I haven't done much posting, but my mood has been in somewhat of a 'must hibernate' mode. As I write this morning, the family is still sleeping, the dog is laying in front of the wood stove warming up after our walk, and the sun is hitting my cup of coffee just the right way. Everything has put me in the moment to tell you what's been going on.

For starters, I've made mention of two quilts that I couldn't show before because they were Christmas gifts. Here is one of them!

The second is a duplicate using the same prints, and you can check them out together on my Instagram feed.
These simple strips pieced together beautifully. I love that the colors are so warm and my nieces adore them! Makes for a happy sewista:) This was the first time I purchased sheets from the store to use as backing. I've heard both good and bad reviews from doing this and have to say, I loved it. If you want one solid color for backing, it's so worth it. Just be patient and I would recommend a glue spray for basting. I used pins and yes it did ripple because of the higher thread content.

Next... if you like to sew yourself, I'm sure you've noticed the awwwwmazing fabric sales that have been going on - online. I've built my stash ridiculously and it's almost embarrassing that the UPS driver and I are on a first name basis... But the fabrics and prices were just to good to pass up!

On a different note, I'm one of the gals that had to have that Tula Pink hardware that's been all over Instagram. Pink Door Fabrics made this girl even happier by sending them before the expected date at the end of February!  I still haven't used them.... They're just too pretty! My nine year old daughter swears they look like magical scissors:) I think so too!

As of now.... my Moda Love quilt is coming together. I've always wanted a red and white quilt and this was a must do for the upcoming Valentine's Day! Here's a sneak peak...

And just a little update on sewing machine shopping...

I'm still researching on my best bet, but a Janome looks like it just might win!

Whether you're in rain or snow.... sunshine or sleet....
may you all be smiling with happy feet:)

Happy trails till next time!

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