Polaroids, now with more iron!

Finished the shadow sashing on all the polaroids today. Cut the sashing needed for the left side of each block. Scrap quilting is lots of fun but you don’t get to cut yardage the same way.

Doubled layers of fabric. Four WOF strips. 28 subcuts per strip. 224 pieces. Done so fast.


Kona Iron, all cut up


It’s so tidy, I can’t wait to sew!


Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation.

Day 425

If I said I cut some charm squares today would you be surprised? Leave here and never come back? With sick kids lolling on the kitchen couch it’s an easy, quiet thing to do.

November has four ladies in the facebook birthday charm swap group. The combined requests are: 25 low volume, 25 b+w prints, 25 white or low volume, 25 cobalt blue, 50 modern tone on tone in any rainbow colour, and 50 modern tone on tone in pink/red/lime/turquoise/navy. Phew!

I started with my stash of pre-cut-from-friend’s-scraps then cut from my stash. I just need a few birthday stickers and then I can mail these!

IMG_1563.JPGFor Julia, who was super generous when it was my birthday month so I cut her a few extras.

Looking forward to some sewing this week.

Sunday Stash, scrappy style

There is a nifty little shop in town called The Makehouse and they are all about learning to sew everything. Boxers, bras, hallowe’en costumes, upholstery, quilts, you name it they teach it. It’s a small shop though and they had a big clear out a week ago. “Fill a bag for 5$” is music to my ears. I called and asked if they would have any quilting cotton. “I’m not sure,” said the hesitant girl on the phone.

I thought I would take a chance on finding something.


That there is the best five dollars I’ve ever spent. You can see the bag is over 13″ high and quite bulging.

I also found some non-quilty treasures: 2m of spandex fabric becomes a fire cape!


This gorgeous Japanese textile. It’s huge, probably over 24″ square.


More wooden spools mostly because they fit in the bag.


Not pictured: two lace “capes”, both small child size, a golden ladies shirt which is now a medieval tunic, a velvet belt, and something else that has disappeared into the dress-up bin. Remember, all this was in that one bag.

And they did have some quilting cottons.


I didn’t take ALL the cottons, just a bit of every print they had.

And they had vintage, foreign, monster eyes, monster high, beehives, here chick, chick, chick, lady bugs, dinos, trains, and diggers, lego, spiderman, snoopy, seriously vintage bears in clothes, and a horse’s ass to boot.


There were more fabrics than this of course but I just photographed the best ones.

But Nicole, what are you going to DOOOO with all this random fabric? I do believe I’ve mentioned once or twice that I like 2.5″ squares? The Curious Quilter Charm Swap is happening again and that is what I’m planning.

The past week has seen me cutting and trimming.


There are over 500 squares in this picture. That works out to be over 2m of fabric. Not bad for five bucks!

Since it’s fabric new to me I’m linking up with Molli Sparkles of course.