Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I love the 4th of July

IMG_9043

It’s a good thing too….because this quilt I cut out last night is unmistakably patriotic.

IMG_9040

I used every last bit of my red/blue/grey fabrics and lots of scraps.  It’s always a little satisfying to completely use up my fabrics…it means they aren’t collecting dust.  Except then I have to buy more…which is never satisfying for my wallet.  Too bad its so much fun!

Pin It!

32 comments:

Tiffany said...

I always feel sad to use up all of one of my fabrics - it makes me want to buy more to replace it on my shelf lol. I agree tho, fabric is to be used, not to collect dust... but its so hard to see that last FQ or charm square go.

shez said...

beautiful fabrics

Alex Duenkel said...

I love the 4th of July too!
Can't wait to see what you make.

pangaloon said...

Wow, what beautiful fabrics. I always look forward to your colourful posts.

randi said...

loving these colors! especially the addition of the grey!

Mari Angeles Iglesias said...

Hi Allison

I agree with you, I always like to finish fabrics because I did not buy spare, wasting money. And also because I have a reason to buy more.

Yesterday I saw the part of your blog dedicated to tutorials. It's great, thank you very much for having them there and let us visit.

Thank you.

Kisses from Granada, Spain, from espiralcaracola.blogspot.com
"Patchwork from the Alpujarra"

Kim said...

Are you making Camille's new pattern Swoon? It has been popping up a lot lately. I need to go buy that pattern!

Megan said...

Hahaha, I always consider it a good thing to use up every last bit because then I can shop for more sans guilt. I'm excite to see what you make with that yummy stack of squares!

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

Loving how you arranged the scraps to even resemble a star.... Can't wait to see the final product.

DJ Rose said...

Can't agree more. My post today was about getting rid of my fabric stash. :)

DJ Rose said...

Beautiful colors by the way.

Kelli said...

I haven't had time or creative mojo to quilt in so long I feel like I might need to get out the manual for my machine... :)
I was all set to start a new quilt this morning, but now that I see your squares, I may have to pull some reds and blues too!

All Things Beautiful said...

I can't wait to see the finished quilt. I am loving the colors.

Cameron H said...

I'm gearing up to make a red, white, and blue quilt, too! Unfortunately, my day job doesn't slow down for the summer until July 8, but I'm hoping to at least pull some fabrics before the 4th. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

those fabrics look so pretty together. Have fun!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Great fabrics! Your patriotic sewing post sparked memories of a bathing suit my mom sewed for me back in 1976, it had red and white stripes with blue stars!

Jenniffier said...

Wonderful colors!

bethanndodd said...

I really need to learn from you...I have WAY too much fabric collecting dust! Lovely fabrics...your quilt is sure to be fabulous. Smiles~Beth

Jenny said...

Hmmmm I like to use up my fabrics in theory too but also just keep adding to the pile(s)! (bought 5 new designs today in fact - though they are really for a specific commission so must be allowed!) Looking forward to seeing your quilt evolve! Jenny xx

iluvmybugs said...

Pretty colors...look forward to seeing what you create with them!!

ThirdMargaret said...

I can't wait to see what you create; I love the 4th as well!

Lauren P said...

I love those colors. Can't wait to see what you create!

a little bit biased said...

Can't wait to see it. Looks like fun fabrics (I love scrap quilts). Have fun!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Ooh, those fabrics look awesome together!

Theophanie said...

Me too! I just reserved a TON of turquoise and red fabrics. And, let me tell you, its going to hurt!

LuckyLou said...

Being born in July it just naturally happened that I, too, love red, white n blue!! I can't wait to see what your project will be!!

Truffle queen said...

I can't wait to see what you end up with! Looks like fun!

Carol Dichmann said...

I can't wait to see your finished product. I love what you said about fabric collecting dust and then you HAVE to buy more! ME TOO!!! I'm almost finished with the snowball table runner! I have to pace myself and sew after I've done a few chores......... It's really hard though!

Me? A Mom? said...

oh my goodness. I cut out a very similar pile of fabrics last week for your juice box pattern. A friend loves aqua and red together. I also added gray to try to tone down the patriotic nature of it! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Alex Findlay said...

Hi there. Great colour combo. Could you tell us the name of the lovely grey print with circular red dots please? It's beautiful.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Oh I can't wait to see this one come to life. Jenn

notes of sincerity said...

please please please show us what you are working on :o)

Related Posts with Thumbnails