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Single Girl Support Group

Single Girl Quilt Along Fabrics

Yes, it’s true, I have joined the Single Girl Support Group.  Now, before you get to worried about the fate of my lovely husband, Ryan, let me clarify. =)  It is a group led by Katy, Megan & Nova all about helping and guiding members to make Denyse Schmidt’s Single Girl Quilt.

I have had this pattern wallowing in my sewing cabinet for going on a year now, so I figured this was a great opportunity to bang out this project.  I knew when I purchased the pattern that I wanted to make this quilt using solids.  The above stack is the result of perusing my Kona, Bella, & Free Spirit Color Cards (yes, there has been an addition to my color card stash thanks to the lovely ladies at my LQS =)

The group just kicked off with the first set of instructions yesterday so if you are interested in joining in you can pop over to any of the blogs mentioned above or to the flickr group

Fabric Stash Quilts

Strawberry Fields

Fig Tree Quilts–Strawberry Fields

Words cannot express to you my love for this fabric line–Fig Tree Quilts–Strawberry Fields.  It is quite fabulous, I couldn’t get my package open fast enough when the UPS guy swung by yesterday…it really is that great.  I usually like Fig Tree’s fabric lines but I especially love those that have splashes of red & this line does not disappoint!  I can’t wait to start baking up something delish with these goodies. =)

Speaking of baking….

Sneakity Peekity

 I may or may not have some fun news for you all on Thursday. =)

Quilting Bees Quilts Swaps

Quilt Story Block Party/VIBees Sneak Peek

So Quilt Story is having a fun little Block party over on their blog.  And since I’ve been wanting to try out this little Dresden for awhile, I thought it was the perfect day to give it a whirl.  Try out a fun little block–maybe win some prizes–it’s win, win–right?!?  I’ve made Dresdens before–both the pointy little guys and hand appliqued round ones–but I had something specific in mind for this block.  I pulled the fabrics for this one awhile ago–this is gonna be my request for my month, April, in the VIBees.

I wanted that fun polka background and center, & fabrics very much inspired by this quilt–by the way aren’t all of Mary’s quilts fabulous!?!  And I knew that I wanted a larger center–not the traditional small center, long “petals” type of dresden.  After raiding my stash, I started working on the size for my “petals”–for anyone interested, I used Darlene Zimmerman’s Easy Dresden Tool & this size is made when cutting from the 2″ mark to the 6″ mark.

The fabrics are a mix from my stash–I pulled pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, and aquas–sticking with the fabrics that had more of a modern floral feel to them along with a few polka dot prints.  Each Dresden plate requires 20 fabrics & I have a total of 42 pulled so it will be a fun bright scrappy quilt when it is finished.

I think this is going to make a fantastic quilt!  It’s been on my to do list for awhile and I can’t wait to see all of my pretty little blocks together!



Corey & the Pips

So I am sure that you have heard the buzz about Aneela’s debut fabric line for Moda–Sherbet Pips.  If not, you really need to check it out.  It is chock full of cuteness.  I’ve been lucky enough to receive some from the kind ladies over at Moda and have really been enjoying playing with it.

Elonie likes the swinging girls the best:

She is not partial to one color–she was equally happy sitting on any of the swinging girls while I had the quilt top laying on the floor. =)

We had a fun little time finishing this quilt top today.

If you “need” some of this goodness for yourself–I’ve seen some precuts floating around here and there.  The line will be in quilt shops by April & precuts will become readily available as we get closer to the release of the yardage. =)