Friday, October 26, 2012

cleaning house

  I'm coming to grips with the fact that I am more of a fabric collector than fabric user...I love to look at it, buy it, bring it home and look at it some more.  But that means that for a while now things have been getting out of hand around here.  Too much STUFF.  My sewing room looks like a tornado came through all the time.  I am hoping that some serious organizing and even some destashing (gasp!) will make me feel like I can function in there again.  I've been going through my fabric collection, which I dearly love, and have pulled out some sweet little piles that I hope will find a happy home.  
Check out the destash listings in the shop if you are interested in building your own fabric stash...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

pink and yellow zig zags on white linen

I've been wanting to make this quilt for a long time.  A new niece was the perfect excuse. 
 Somewhere a long time ago I saw a method for making zigzags by slitting a strip of fabric every other inch or so and then pressing the slits so it formed a zig zag...which half square triangles! 

 Just some machine applique.  And lots and lots of straight line quilting.  

The white fabric is actually linen and I love the crinkly softness of it.  Hope my little niece does too!