Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Favorite Fabric Swap, I Have What You Need

What if someone has that one piece of fabric you've been wanting, pining and drooling over? It's just sitting there in their stash unloved and unused. Maybe not unloved but surely you love it more than anyone else possibly could. Over on Making Rebecca Lynne there is now a swap going on for you! You list the fabrics you have been searching for and hopefully someone will have it and will swap for something they like.

What would I like? Thanks for asking :)

Heather Ross Goldfish from the line Lightening Bugs and Other Mysteries. I would love either the free swimming fish and/or the fish in bags.

Timber and Leaf Fawn or Deer Blue, the one with the pink deer. It is a slightly odd print, looking like a border, but I love it. 

Melody Miller Ruby Sparkle, Cameras Ring a Ling in any color way. I know some shops are still selling this but I'd rather swap for it than buy more.

I missed out on this print when it came out. I thought I'd never use such a large print for anything but now I wish I'd grabbed some. It's so pretty and bold.

If you happen to have any of the dark or black colorways of Constellations I wouldn't mind taking those off your hands as well :)

Linking up to Making Rebecca Lynne

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday Monday Stash

What's that? I was going to sew from my stash this year? Uh... (ducking my head into the corner) ... but there was Constellations and its getting harder and harder to find and I wants it.

Sunday Monday Stash Blues


Linking up to Finding Fifth :) Sunday Stash 84.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cairo Star and Loveliness

Instead of being reasonable and sewing together a block I've seen before I decided to make one up. All of that extra time we all have lying around. I'm linking up to Lovely Year of Finishes as my 3x6 Bee Blocks are my goal to complete in October and with the Quilt Photography Workshop.

This is Cairo Star, the completed block. The blue parts I think can look checkerboard or diamond-like.

These looked like sunbursts to me. For the Workshop the subject is 

"Something That Makes Me Smile."
 (The workshop is a series intended to expand and explore your photographs of sewing. There are challenges to complete, or encouragements to follow, to learn about and share our skills.) 

"My Sewing Process"
One part of the design was slightly off so I had to redraft it, after I printed all of them out...

As I was sewing another block up I laid out the pieces and saw a pharaonic Storm Trooper. My dear friend who lives in Cairo, Egypt was on my mind as well, so that's why this block is called the Cairo star. I thought Cairo Pharaoh/Sphinx Star Wars Storm Trooper Star was too long a title :)

"Imagine"or "Things That Make Me Laugh"

And lastly, I also really like this star flipped on it's side. The hourglass shapes created in the middle are intriguing to me and it almost seems to have more sparkle in the white octagon. 
I may decide to share the block pattern, after I rework it, if you are interested in the design. 

P.S. I already got a tip from one of the other bloggers to upload to Flickr first then link the photos to your blog. This was one of the subjects we covered in our HTML Sewing Summit Class by Jeni Baker of In Color Order that I almost forgot about already. I'll have to try it.