a snowy start to 2019!

Well well! It seems that the longer you stay away, the harder it is to get back into it! But look — here I am, and even with a finished quilt that I saved specifically for a snowstorm. The weather finally obliged a couple weekends ago, and despite being bitterly cold, I couldn’t pass up the chance to get this bright and colorful quilt photographed against the start snowy background.

Tired of seeing so many quilt tops hung in my closet, I’ve been making a good effort to make backings for them and actually get them quilted. I was paralyzed for a minute, feeling I needed a different (new! fun! exciting!) quilting design for each, but after going through a pile of older quilts, realized that I’m really quite drawn to the ones with simple straight lines, so that’s what I’ve done here. I always love how it looks.

This quilt top is one I made way back here (2016!). I always love the look of a hst quilt, especially one in solids, so naturally this one is a favorite. It’s bright and cheery and a good antidote to our current chilly temps!

I found the perfect backing in my stash – this great floral print by Anna Maria Horner, and even took the time to piece the backing neatly to make it almost appear seamless. Sometimes those extra steps are worth the effort. I bound it in a dark charcoal solid also from my stash and am quite pleased to have this out of the closet and into the finished pile!

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quilts for sale!

Why, hello! I know, I know… it’s been forever! I keep thinking that having two of the three kids back in school will provide me with more time for sewing, but alas, it seems that is not so.

I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve made a quilt, and I’m itching to get back to it! I’ve long had my sewing space in what should have been our dining room, but it’s become obvious that we actually need the dining room space back for dining (imagine that!), so I’ve spent weeks emptying it and trying to find a new home for my sewing stuff.

It landed in our bedroom for a while, but that wasn’t ideal, then ultimately I took over what should have been Henry’s bedroom. Lucky for me, he refused to sleep there, preferring to sleep with Hazel in her room, so I snagged the open space while I had the chance!

It’s always a big (and messy!) job to move rooms around, but I think I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Anyway, all that to say that all this moving stuff around has prompted me to take a look at the things I’m not using (ahem… quilts! and fabric! and notions!) and to list them for sale.

I’m starting with quilts, and have just posted a large number of them on my destash account on Instagram (@fitfdestash).

In addition to a number of great patchwork Liberty baby quilts that I did make to sell (and maybe never got around to showing here?), I have a number of other throw sized quilts that need new homes.

I’d love to see them used, rather than stored! I’ve even included a few I never thought I’d sell, so snag them quick before I change my mind!

Anyway, take a peek if you’re so inclined. Maybe you’re in the market for a handmade gift? Or in need of a unique baby gift?

I’m quite partial to the Liberty patchwork baby quilts – they’re all one of a kind and wash up to be super soft and just perfect for a new baby. Thanks in advance for looking!

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summer 2 x 4

Earlier this summer I pulled out this stack of fabrics that included a bunch of neutrals with some pops of color – hot pinks, bright yellow, a bit of peachy orange and a few shades of blue.

I had plans to make something else with those fabrics, but the blocks took far too long to complete and I really needed something faster.

(look at this cute house! it has me wanting to make another string quilt!)

So of course I immediately thought of my 2 x 4 pattern! It’s a super quick one, yet still fun and satisfying to put together. As an added bonus, I think it looks wonderful with any and all fabric combos!

Interestingly enough, despite making many quilt tops in this pattern, I have yet to actually complete one! Maybe this one will be the one!

 

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