Oops, I did it again.

So much for my resolution not to add to my fabric stash.

In Atlanta, I had a little time so I stopped by Intown Quilters. They are having an anniversary special – a free fat quarter with a $12 purchase. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the Michael Miller Wee Wander collection from which I really want a few fabrics with a couple projects in mind. However, I was really drawn to this Cotton + Steel Basics fabric with a metallic detail finish, so I picked up a 1/2 yard of one color along with two fat quarters of a couple other colors.

Cotton   Steel Basics

In addition, I got a 1/2 yard of this Snow White fabric from Kawaii from Hawaii. I’ve always been fascinated by myths and fairy tales and this Asian Snow White is particularly fun.

Snow White, Kawaii from Hawaii

A hand-cut chenille blanket: Tips from a newbie

Inspired by a heirloom cut chenille baby blanket tutorial posted by Aesthetic Nest, I decided to finally try my hand at making a “quilt” for some friends of mine who recently had a baby. Making a quilt, has been on my to-do list for many years now and although not a quilt in the true sense with any piecework involved, it still qualifies as a quilt by having layers of fabric sewn together. What appealed to me is the tactile texture of the hand cut chenille and style that seems to really follow the vintage aesthetic of the gift recipients.

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I just received my first order from Fabric.com. Normally, I purchase my fabric from a couple local fabric stores or Joann’s, but I finally found the right print fabric that I had been searching for some time and wasn’t available locally. It was easy meeting the $35 minimum to qualify for free shipping. However, it was more difficult to limit myself from purchasing more fabric.

From top to bottom: Sea Shanty Tonal Fish Blue, Essential Dotty Waves, True Blue Babbling Brook

From bottom left to right: Imperial Nassau Seersucker Blue (for another project), Christmas Pure & Simple Scrolls Marine (was a maybe for the water section of this quilt, but decided not to use it once I saw the color and pattern in person) Continue reading