Sunday, 26 March 2017

Sunday Stashes - a month of Sundays

I've been a bit slack lately and haven't been keeping up with my Sunday Stash shares. While I've been posting pics on Instagram, I haven't shared the details here. So here's a short summary of this month's new additions to my stash:

Sunday 5 March -  some Liberty FQs and coordinating linen from Ava and Neve. I was lucky to win this pretty bundle from in the Modern HST sampler final linky party (hosted by the lovely Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts). They are my very first pieces of Liberty fabric so I'll have to think of something special to make with them.

Sunday 12 March - a fat quarter bundle of Carolyn Friedlander's Friedlander collection the I purchased from the Fat Quarter Shop using gift vouchers I received for my birthday last year. Tone-on-tone prints and low volume neutrals are totally my jam and I love that they are both part of the same collection. This bundle also gets a tick of approval from the boys (who love to look at maps) so I think this will become a big family couch quilt.

Sunday 19 March - some pretty poplins from the Moody Blues collection by Cloud 9 Fabrics I picked up on sale at Spotlight. I bought a small piece of each of the prints in this collection when it was first released and have been patiently waiting for it to go on clearance so I could pick up a bigger piece for backing. I couldn't choose between these prints so I got a few metres of each (In my defense, they were only $5/m and I'm sure they will come in handy one day).


Sunday 26 March - some much-needed additions to my low volume stash that I picked up from Clair's Fabrics pop-up shop at a sit and sew day I attended today. I came home with a fat eighth bundle of the new Lower the Volume collection by Art Gallery Fabrics and a bunch of assorted fat quarters including some older Alison Glass and Tula Pink prints.

Aside from a few other bits and bobs, this is all that's made it into my stash this month. My craft budget has been significantly decreased since I gave up my second job (I had to stop teaching group fitness classes due being pregnant with twins) so I've had to really restrain myself. Luckily I've got plenty of previous purchases still to share :)


Friday, 17 March 2017

March SBT50 challenge

The March mid-month reveal is now up on the SBT50 challenge blog. This month we have a fantastic colour challenge to play along with.

For this challenge I made a layout about our visit to Disneyland last year. The colours and fruity elements reminded me of the Bug's Life part of the park, which was one of my little man's favourites.

I used papers from the Dear Lizzy Happy Place collection, which I though was a perfect match - not only because of the colours but because the fruity and floral elements matched the moodboard image.

I also took inspiration from the layers in the image and used scraps of paper to create a layered background.

Head over to the SBT50 blog for lots more DT examples and the challenge details. There are still a couple of weeks to play along and we'd love to see your take.


Monday, 6 March 2017

March One Monthly Goal

For those who don't already know, I'm expecting the arrival of twin babies in early June (possibly late May) - one of each gender. One of the things on my pre-babies to-do list is to make a pair of baby quilts for these little gumnuts:

To help me get there, I'm joining in the Elm Street Quilts March One Monthly Goal and setting myself a goal of assembling one quilt top by the end of the month. I'm planning on making the small version of Elizabeth Hartman's Frances Firefly quilt using her Paintbox Basics collection. Here's what I have picked out for the baby girl.

Hopefully I can get one top completed in March, one in April and finish them both in early May (though, given the current size of my baby belly, I don't think I'll be doing much sewing in May).