Tuesday, July 5, 2011

But I did find time to shop for fabric...

Last month Ran picked out a quilt pattern that he wants me to make for him. 
It is called My Favorite Martians by Oceanlake Designs
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This weekend we had a wonderful time together at Joann's picking out fabrics.  Best part was the fat quarters were 50% off and yardage was 30% off. 
Here are the great fat quarters he chose for the martian appliques.

I did take some the lead when it came to picking out the sashing and border fabrics.  
My favorite find was the fabric Ran found for the backing.  I couldn't think of a more perfect fabric for the back of a martian quilt!

The fabric is all washed and waiting to be ironed and cut. 

Just a bit of a crafty block

I must admit that I have been in a total crafty block for the past 2 weeks. 
I returned from beautiful sunny Santa Fe, NM back on June 19th. 
Since then, the only time I have sat at my machine was to do a super quick mend job on a single item of hubby's clothing - I still have a nice pile left to fix.

I do have a few finished projects to post about. 
The first was my new bag that I finished before my trip - My new favorite bag!
Second, while in Santa Fe I took along a new hand sewing project to work on in the evenings.  I decided to give English paper piecing a try.  I am working on the very beginning of a hexagon quilt using a tutorial I found on The Sometimes Crafter.

More details on these projects, along with other things to follow in future postings.