Thursday, July 19, 2012

Made This. Bought That.

Last year I made one of my favorite quilts - the Little Apples quilt.

To add those little yellow triangles I had to hack off the corner of each square, leaving me with a little pile of triangles big enough to make a little something with.

I was thinking a pillow would be cute, but it ended up being a little bit too small. So I made a quick little quilted table mat sort of thingee.

I laid everything out and tried to make it into some sort of pattern, but it just wasn't happening. So I went with a simple "my scrap bag vomited" sort of look. I like it!

Without the yellow it has a bit of a Christmassy feel to it. I used some leftover dotty green that I had in my stash for the back, and did some easy-peasy straight line quilting.

I'm not in love with the stitching on the binding, so I do plan to pick it out and redo it, but no rush there since I'm not sure what I'm doing with this yet.

New topic...

I was searching through my stash and scraps and found maybe one that was going to go with the hexie project that lives in my head right now. I have been exceedingly good about only buying fabrics I have plans for in near-exact amounts. So I splurged a little and added a sweet little pile to my shelf. I DO have plans for it, but it was still a bit of an indulgent purchase. I think I may have dreamt about it the other night after I placed my order :)

I'm usually a late-arrival to the fabric party, so I didn't have a full line of this lovely Pam Kitty Morning fabric to choose from (which may be good as I probably saved some dough). I thought I had gotten 2 of each color, but somehow ended up with one green. It's just me being neurotic, and it's nowhere near the end of the world, but the lack of symmetry was irking me so I found a green in my stash that will work really well with these so now all's right with my world. Except that it's not in this picture...I will not let that bug me....I will not let that bug me...

I wanted a bit of a feedsack look and these seemed just right--small scale, sweet prints, my kind of colors. I'm looking forward to a nice, slow hand-sewing project. I usually abhor hand-sewing, but I find that my dislike comes from it being the final detail of a project that has been sewn by machine (sewing a lining closed, stitching on binding). I'm genuinely excited about seeing this pile turned into bright, adorable hexies.

Fabric. It certainly is soothing to the soul. And I will fight anyone who alleges otherwise ;)

I'm still borrowing a computer and I don't know for how much longer that will be, so posting may continue to be a little sparse. It's driving me bonkers, lemme tell ya. Hope to see you soon!


  1. Oh, I love those fabrics! And they are perfect for hexagons... so sweet and dainty.
    Cute mat too, the straight line quilting works really well for something so busy. =)

  2. Cute quilt! Miss you on teh blogs!!

  3. Your scrap bag sure vomited out something pretty. The back is a perfect green/yellow. And I love your new fabric. The small pretty flowers look a lot like the retro flower prints from Lecien.

  4. Love the mini vomit, and the fabrics are cute, looking forward to seeing what you turn them into :o)

  5. Beautiful quilt. I even like your vomit rug LOLLLl and the fabrics are adorable.

  6. Drooling over Pam Kitty!!!



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