Hello bloggy peeps! Remember I mentioned a few posts ago about winning some fabric??? The package arrived!!!! Thank you to Canada Post for such efficient delivery! Wow!
Not only did I pull pre-cut triangles of the package, BUT....
Also some pre-cut squares as well! Thank you to Cheryl at http://quiltingandappliqueshop.com/ for the extra gift!!!! Weeeeeee!
What am I going to make out of these great fabrics? How can I incorporate both pre-cuts?
I am looking for any and ALL advice from all of my bloggy peeps! Comment below with any ideas you may have. I was HOPING to create a chevron quilt.
Again a very special thank you to the Quilting and Applique Shop! Thank you for your wonderful generosity Cheryl! I can't wait to make something and send you a picture - and of course blog about it!
In other sewing studio news I have been hoping to get another quilt gift done for a friend who had a baby in October (I know! I know! I know! October!!!!) I had a really hard time trying to find the RIGHT color green to back this quilt, but I have finally found the right color! So the quilt has been sandwiched and spray-basted with THE one and only 505 temporary adhesive spray:
But first: seriously???? Including tax here in BC, that is a $30 can of temporary spray (for only 159 grams!!!! Ugh! This is what makes me want to move to the USA! Seriously! How much do you guys pay down there? I am surprised it doesn't say "... and your first born..." on the price tag. I know I should be buying it online, but I was in a hurry for it and didn't want to wait any longer to get this quilt done.
Anyways, I got busy doing a little teensy bit of free motion quilting and of course, some channel quilting using the walking foot. Here is a little sneak peek of the front:
And the back: (I promise the greens DO match - the photography makes me look like I am lying to ya though!)
Chickadee has been BUGGING me to make the quilt that I have had planned for her for quite a while... If you recall, at Christmas I was planning to just "whip off" a quilt (over and above everything else) as a Christmas gift... ya right like that was EVER gonna happen! Read about that in this post.
Since then, I have done a complete re-vamp of the quilt then how I first planned it on my EQ7. I am now making an HST quilt and found this absolutely awesome method of producing a plethora (love that word!) of HST's out of only a few cuts and 4 seam lines!
Here is that tutorial. I just love the Sew Mama Sew blog! You can find so much good information on there!
So of course, like a dog seeing a squirrel, I ran off in another direction for awhile and got some of the HST cutting done and here are some of the results thus far.
I just kept adding the HST's to the design wall as I sewed them. I made some pretty good progress in only a few hours!
I have SOOOO many UFO's! I need to get some "FINISHES" under my belt! Wish me luck! In the meantime, YOU have some homework! Remember? You were going to give me some advice on what kind of quilt I can make out of those cute pre-cuts that I won! Comment below! I welcome all the advice I can get. It gets those creatives juices flowing! And you KNOW I need to add another UFO to the list anyways!