Monday, January 6, 2014

New and Old

Well, after listing all my UFO's pending in my last post, I figured the most appropriate thing to do was start a new quilt!  I have been loving the giant block quilt and saw a couple this past week that inspired me (1 & 2).   This pattern is super easy, I got the star part pieced, cutting and sewing blocks,  in the second half of the 49'ers/Packers game. 
Its now hanging up on the design wall waiting to be sewn together.

I gave myself permission to go ahead and make this after finding the backing (field study by AMH) in a little shopping excursion last week. Don't hate me, it was $3/yard.  The Sandi Henderson next to it was $4.50.  I got 5 yards of each.

Here are some other new acquisitions.  The piles of cream and blue/grey are for a project I have been envisioning and started collecting for.   Below them are a linen found at Hancock Fabrics for $3/yard and the aqua is Essex Linen that I got for $2 yard.  
I love fabric shopping and I need to stop finding such great deals!  I used the linen in the star quilt after researching different opinions on use in quilts and pre-washing (didn't).  We'll see.

Those are the new, and this is the old.  I completed the remaining blocks for the 'cousin' low volume quilt.  It is cousin to the original made from squares that I then had strips left over, hence, once quilt with squares and one with strips!

Love, love, love this and hope to have it all done by end of the week. 
In the spirit of using up scraps I pieced the batting to use and rather than succumb to the temptation of buying a fabulous cream on white fabric that I found cheap, I used a fabric from stash for the backing.
Hope everyone is staying warm!  It was 12 F here this morning which I know is warm compared to some of you... but goodness, I live in the south!


  1. Me too, and we only got to a high of 10 degrees today! Brrr! I wish I had access to your fabric stores - you found some great deals!!!

  2. LOL I did the same thing! I started 2 new ones! and WOW i wish i had stores where i could find those deals!

  3. What inspiration, giant stars and great fabric finds! I. must. not. start. another...wait, why not...? Really fun stuff, Diane ~

  4. My goodness, that's a lot of sewing and stashing going on! Love, love, love the low volume quilts and the fabric scores!

  5. Beautiful job on the quilt! The big question is who did you cheer for in the big game? :) (I'm from WI)

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