Thursday, May 19, 2016

Why Fabric is More Tempting Than a Cinnabon

I'm in over my head.

I've signed up for a lot of projects over the summer.  The 2016 Summer Sampler just started on Monday.  I paid $20 to sign up (discounted from $25 for signing up early).  Each Monday participants are given a block pattern with instructions.  We are getting a total of 20 blocks and then we have a few options on how to finish the quilts.  At the end, we all share and then I have no idea what happens after that.  LOL!

If you are a quilter and you're interested, you can still join by clicking here:  Freshly Pieced

Just add the sampler to your cart and check out.  Join us!

Anyhoo.  I still haven't even decided on my fabric yet.  And that's how I get in trouble.  I've been searching all my fav fabric sites for fabric to use.  I've gone to Missouri Star Quilt CompanyShabby FabricsFat Quarter Shop and Craftsy.  I also have a few favorite shops on Etsy.

I'm thinking about this fabric for my quilt:

Grow! by Me & My Sister

What do you think?


  1. Yowie! I had no idea how expensive quilting was! When I was little there was a quilting group that met at our church. The women would gather and sit around this giant (it may have been giant because I was little) table thing. I think the table had no top, just a frame. The women would cut squares of fabric from left over fabric, and then sew some stuffing material between the two squares. I think they did this at home. Then, they'd meet at church and sew the squares together (mind you this was all by hand - I never remember seeing a machine, only women with thimbles) in to sections an then, connect the sections together to make a quilt. I remember thinking this was boring, but now I think that we need more of these. The community aspect: sitting, sewing, and being social. I wish I had one of these quilts. One more quilt story. We used to have a quilt that I think my dad's mom or aunt made. I loved it because it was soft and so very heavy and warm. To this day I have two (store bought) quilts on my bed to recreate the feeling of that quilt.

    I can't wait to see what you create!

    1. I would LOVE to sew a quilt just for you (I 100% machine quilt)! I love doing it for people who can appreciate it. And yes, it's a very expensive hobby. I just had a class today. There were five of us in the class and the teacher. We created folded log cabin blocks. Very interesting. Plus, I have way over-extended myself for the next month. LOL! I'm gonna be a sewing fool.