Sunday, March 27, 2011

I'd Better Start Sewing!

I have been very lucky at winning fabric giveaways! It's pretty exciting, especially because I haven't actually done any quilting for YEARS and now that I'm quite gung-ho about it ... well, a quilter needs a "stash", of which I don't have much of one. But with a few fabric winnings, I'm developing something fun to work with!

I won this Dream On jelly-roll (designed by Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics). Visit the True Up blog to see a better picture of the whole fabric line, which was designed with vintage bedsheet fabrics as inspiration. I've never had a jelly roll before. It's all the fabrics from a designers line in 2.5 inch strips. There are quilt patterns designed especially for using jelly rolls so I'll be looking at those (there are some at the Moda Bake Shop). I feeling some Dream On baby quilts coming on! I won this fabric from Jennifer who shares lots of great quilting information at her blog, That Girl ... That Quilt. The fabric giveaway was sponsored by Rita who has an online fabric store, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.

This bunch of vibrant fat quarters (that's quilting talk for a particularly sized chunk of fabric) arrived just before we left for New York! I won it from the Trillium fabric shop. Caroline, the proprietor, has a blog where she shares lots of great quilting information. These fabrics are from the Andalucia fabric line designed by Patty Young for Michael Miller Fabrics. I don't know what I'll do with these yet. I first have to see what else in my "stash" they might coordinate with. I need new oven mitts. I could make some! With matching potholders? And a mug rug? Here's a mug rug tutorial and here is some mug rug inspiration via Flickr.

Thanks, Jennifer, Rita, and Caroline!



  1. Alexa (The mini Cake Boss)March 27, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Hi Auntie Heather. Sorry, it has been so long since we talked. I know where you are comming from with the sewing situation. I just finished sewing the ribbons and elastics on my new pointe shoes, and I think I might have a cow! heheehe! There are some really cute, and pretty patterns there! Oh, I was wondering if you still had that old fashioned suitcase from a while back? It was brown, and a desent size. I am asking because I am singing the song "I Have Confidence" from the Sound of Music for my Broadway number in Music Festival, and I was wondering if I could borrow it? I can't wait to do some baking with you, hopefully when dance competitions and Music Festival, and finals....ahhhhhh FINALS! die down, we can get together to make macorrons. I am currently baking up storms with mom in my "free time" making gluten free pancakes, bread, tortillas, cake, and the works. I don't feel so well when I eat wheat :( Hope to see you soon! Love you lot's -Alexa

  2. Hi Alexa! Great to hear from you! I can't wait to see you because, as you know, we have a little somethin' somethin' for you!

    Yes, the brown suitcase is here when you need it. No problem.

    And yes, when the music and dance slows down a bit, we're on for some macaron baking! I've been looking at recipes and instructions and trying to build my confidence. It sounds like you've been cooking up a storm.

    There are so many gluten free products available now, it's much easier to go gluten free than it used to be. It's good that you listen to your body. Hannah changed the way she ate when she was a teenager and it made a huge ... I mean it ... HUGE ... difference to the way she feels and she has gone on to learn a lot about food and nutrition and to avoid many foods that make her feel "yuck". She taught me to listen to my body that way. Then again, my body doesn't seem to tell me much in that regard since I typically seem to have a "stomach of steel". Not much upsets my stomach. I wish it would give me more guidance.

    I'm looking forward to the upcoming dance watching and music listening opportunities! Good luck!

    Much love ... Auntie Heather

  3. oh those look so yummy! I want spring!!!!


Sorry for the word verification thing. Without the comment spammers are relentless!

Thanks for commenting!