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I was over at Pink Castle Headquarters the other day and I got REALLY excited when Brenda said I could pick out my own blogger bundle for her shop!!
Picking out the fabrics for a new project is just about my favorite thing, so I got to work! I love the bold blues and greens in Lizzy House’s new line, Hello Pilgrim. They paired nicely with some Pez prints and some basics. The colors also went really well with a yellow print from Outfoxed (another Lizzy House line), and a few Joel Dewberry prints rounded out the bunch. I love these colors together– they are looking rather scrumptious to me!
So, I couldn’t resist– I have plans to turn a bundle into a new project within the next few weeks, and I’ll keep you all posted on the progress! In fact, I’m planning to share a simple tutorial on how to cut your fat quarters and piece a quilt top like mine, so stay tuned!
Plus, it’s super easy for you to score a bundle for yourself– just visit Pink Castle Fabrics

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Modern Meadow baby quilt

This one is pretty simple– I recently learned HOW EASY it is to use adhesive spray to baste a quilt!! For some reason, I’ve always been a little resistant to this, and I previously used safety pins (the ones with a slight bend in them, made specially for basting). However, this took a long time, and always hurt my fingers! After reading a review of basing spray over on Rachel’s blog, I thought I’d give it a try. I used it for the last few baby quilts I’ve made, and I love how much easier it has made the basting and quilting process! I know it’s not for everyone, and also not for every quilt, but for now I’m really happy with the results.
Also, I should note, I used the Dritz spray, which washes out when the quilt is laundered. I always wash quilts before I deliver them to their recipients, so all traces of the spray are gone when the quilt is washed.
I finished up this baby quilt recently that featured prints from Joel Dewberry’s modern meadow line, as well as some hope valley, innocent crush, and a hint of Amy Butler. I really liked the combination of colors and prints. Plus, basting the quilt didn’t give me blisters. Success!

Here’s the back of the quilt, which features trees from the modern meadow line.

Back of the modern meadow quilt

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It has been way too long since I’ve written a post! Sorry for the silence around here– I had a crazy busy week of work, and then seriously needed a break from everything, so I went to visit my parents for a bit! Now I’m back, well rested, and ready to catch up on everything.

new fabric in the mail!

I’m feeling inspired by the fabric mail I’ve received in the last week. First up, I ordered a few basics from Hawthorne Threads. I was really excited to pick up one of the prints from Tula Pink’s Parisville line. I also stocked up on a few more of my faves from Modern Meadow and Innocent Crush.

I was talking to my sister today, and I was asking her what she’d like for her birthday, which is coming up in a few weeks. I was (of course) thrilled when she requested that I sew her something new! This is my favorite way to go for gifts for my friends and family, but I don’t want for it to wear out its welcome. I’ve been brainstorming some ideas about what might be useful for her, and I think I might have to cut into some of this pile of fabric for her gift.

I was also SO lucky to win a fabric giveaway over at Kristie’s blog a little while ago!
Fabric from Kristie
The fabric arrived last week, and is just gorgeous. I was excited to see I had a few coordinating prints in my stash, so I’m already brainstorming ideas for this stack. Thanks so much, Kristie!

I have a few more posts already planned for this week to make up for lost time! Also, I’m quickly coming up on my 100th post, for which I have something special planned– so stay tuned!

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My Jane Market Bag

Last weekend I went to visit my parents in Ohio (along with my friend Laura), and we planned to have some sewing time so we could try a new project– the Jane Market Bag. I had seen these all over the internet, and it seemed like a straightforward pattern, so we decided to give it a go.

Jane Market Bags
(My mom’s bag is the lemon-lime one).

I used Joel Dewberry’s ginseng print home dec weight fabric for the side panels, and Denyse Schmidt’s county fair for the pocket and handle. I like how the heavier fabric gave the bag a little body, and I think next time I might also add some interfacing for structural support.

I also discovered that it can be tricky to photograph bags, particularly when people are holding them! I forgot to take my tripod home with me, so it was hard to get a good shot– plus my mom was trying to help by holding hers higher, right as I was taking the picture :)

Trying to get a good shot of the Jane Market Bags

While we were there, we stopped by Chagrin Falls, and I was really surprised to see that the falls were nearly completely frozen!

Frozen Chagrin Falls

Frozen Waterfalls

Closeup of the Frozen Falls

It’s likely that a bunch of that has melted by now, but it was a lot of ice!
Now I’m back to working on cutting out all the pieces for my single girl quilt. It’s a lot of tracing and cutting of small squares, but I’m still really excited to get them put together, so that is good motivation to keep me going through this project. I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

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