Friday ramblings…

Well hello! I know I promised something quilty by the end of the week, but to be honest, I haven’t gotten too far on any of my quilting projects. I drew quilting lines on one, and I have another that needs basting. Morgan has taken over the job for me (I’m staying away from the spray adhesive these days). I’m hoping to make that a permanent change – I think he’s better at it than I am (and to be honest, I love not having to do that step!)

I also pulled out (once again!) these old munki munki blocks. You might recall that I had grand plans to turn this into a queen sized quilt, but I think I’m going to just accept that that’s not going to happen! Instead I’m going to sew what I have into a smaller quilt – I think it will end up being about 40″ square. Better than nothing, right?

Last night I sewed up a stack of these smaller washcloths, using what I had left of the Michael Miller organic terry cloth. I love this tiny size (about 6″ square), and of course, I love using up smaller scraps! I don’t know exactly what they’ll be for, but I’m sure I’ll find a use!

For those who were wondering, I did find more of this great terry cloth at Purl Soho (though it seems to be sold out again), and also at Alewives (they’re also currently having an online 20% off storewide sale, in case you’re interested! Prices will be adjusted after you place your order.)

Other things I’ve noticed online this week:

  • Melanie, of Above All Fabric, has been posting great lists of gift giving ideas. I definitely need ideas, and I’m adding a few of these to my list.
  • Do you need a gift for a crafty friend? The 2011 Whip Up calendar is now available! I’m really happy to have one of my photos included – thanks Kathreen!
  • While browsing for fabric, I noticed that Aunt Bea’s Fabric has some interesting new japanese prints. I love these color basics by Lecien. I have a discount coupon for you too — Bea is offering you 10% off your first order with discount code FITF.
  • I’m still working on destashing some fabric. Unfortunately it’s slow going! If you’re interested though, keep an eye on the shop. (I’ve also been trying to update Facebook when I have new listings).

And lastly, please help me welcome a new sponsor, the Fabric Quarter Quilt Shop! Wendy has lots and lots of wonderful fabrics, and offers free shipping on orders over $100. She also has a lot of precut bundles and kits, including this new Funky Peppermint Table Runner by Penny of Sewtakeahike (and if you order this kit before 11/21 and use the code funky15, you’ll save 15%!).

(photo courtesy of Sewtakeahike)

Enjoy the weekend, and be sure to check back next week, as I’ll have a fun fabric giveaway for you from a new online shop!

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