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Shoreline, CT, United States
I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

File Under: "Like I really need M O R E fabric???" or True Confessions

I just couldn't resist grabbing this "Daily Deal"  from the Missouri Star Quilting Co.'s newsletter--Cabbages and Roses by Moda: 

 I subscribe to their drool-fest--Yup: they have a deal online each morning.  Talk about your temptation!   This is a pre-cut Layer Cake (10' x 10" squares) --Yum-- the most lovely widely scattered prints.  I have trouble locating prints with a lot of white background and grab them when I can. ( I am trying very hard to put myself on a fabric diet--begone temptation, begone all you new fabrics out there calling my name..... Ha!   See how that's working for me?) 

 Also--more true confessions: ordered Kona Pepper after seeing OhFransson 's new "Aliens" quilt--soooo cute and has those lovely little squares I love doing, too....I have very few solids in my stash--so I really really HAD to...uh huh....

And so, you might well inquire--"And what do you plan to make with this, Julierose?"  Hmmmm.  well for now, I am just looking and feeling....I am definitely a fabric-floozy!!

And now for a :  TA-DA Moment:  

Here is the just-about finished "A-Tisket, A-Tasket Basket" wall hanging--I just have to hand- stitch the binding to the reverse side--and voila--done!!  And, phew--in time for the Holiday Fund raiser at my Mom's Nursing Home....for the Arts and Crafts Dept, too. 

(By the way:  Does anyone else hate to machine sew their binding on?  The quilt, slithers and slides and catches, and is just generally a pain in the butt!!  I throw it over my shoulder, grab it as it falls off the table.... Whoa, there quilty--

This is my least favorite part of the process.  I always also end up forgetting to check to see if the bobbin will run out--and it inevitably seems to....quel horreur!!  Aaaaargh....)

(Thanks to Timothy O'Houlihan [aka hubbykins]--hahaha--for holding it up for me!!) 

Well, enough moaning for one day, huh?  See ya  Julierose, La Blageuse Heurese.....


  1. Love the fabric you bought! I can see how it's hard to resist! I love Moda. Your basket quilt is gorgeous. I hope to make a basket quilt someday. Another project to add to my list! I just love your choice of colors. So glad you understand how I feel about projects and wanting to do too much. Holidays just make it harder. Don't tell anyone, but I just bought more yarn to knit myself a pair of slippers! Addiction!!

  2. The toile background is something that I like. Gives such a feminine look to a quilt.

  3. Lovely quilt! I know what you mean about sewing on bindings - ARGH!!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment!

    Happy TG!

  4. "drool fest". What a great term! I machine stitch binding to right side and hand sew the other. Is that what you do? Part of why i like small quilts is not having to manage all that fabric on the sewing table. Happy thanksgiving.


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