Friday, April 10, 2009

Hoarding...and April Blocks

I'm not much of a fabric hoarder, I don't even have that much fabric in my stash. ( as my husband shakes his head) But these I had to have, and I will probably still have until I'm 90. Except the ginger blossom dot, I have plans for that. The others are discontinued and hard to find favorites, all from American Jane's Wee Play and Building blocks line...I think. Either way I love them. And I used the the small bits I had on this quilt, and I love that quilt.

favorite things

This cute owl print I found at Joann's, and it is really soft unlike some (most) Joann's fabric.
It will make a cute quilt back someday.

favorite things

And last, my blocks for the Pieced Together Quilting Bee. (whew that's a long name!)
This one is for Stephanie C.

April Pieced together bee blocks

And this is for Erin.

April Pieced together bee blocks

I have to send out my fabric within the next two weeks for my bee month, and I don't have a single IDEA what to do. Actually I have about 100 ideas...and that's the real problem.

P.S. I had a couple of questions I haven't been able to answer due to my annoying computer not letting me comment on blogs with embedded comments... so..

1. To applique the pillows in the last post, I used heat n' bond to iron my fabric to. (buy it on the bolt at Joann's) Then I cut out my shapes, removed the paper backing, ironed them on how I wanted them and did a tight zig zag stitch around each piece. Which takes awhile.

2. The green fabric in the zig zag is from American Jane's Snippets line for Moda. Its pretty new so you can find it almost anywhere. I love the paper dolls fabric from that line, I probably need that too.


Stephanie said...

I have fabric in my stash that I never want to cut into. I prefer to call it a collection. :)

I love love love the block you made for me. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do for my month as well. If I didn't have the April deadline, I would still be deciding!

Michaela said...

I love those owls! need to go check out our JoAnn's

Aunt Spicy said...

I am so glad I am not the only one who has fabric in a stash that they may never use...I still am made I used up all my Swell!

Angie said...

I have to get some of that owl fabric too, it's just too cute!

Jess said...

I tried to find some of that measuring tape one but the shop I was at was out of it :(

Jackie Russell said...

I have some of the first two fabrics too. The ones with the ovals and rectangles inside. I have no idea why I needed them and will probable still have them when I'm 90 too. LOL!