Sunday Stash No. 25

My favorite Houston yarn shop closed last year, so I’ve been trying to find a replacement, but the only other shops are in the suburbs.  I had a little time this past weekend, so I took a little trip west of town to Yarntopia.

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While the shop was quite small, it was packed full of familiar yarns, such as Malabrigo and Manos del Uruguay.

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One of the best parts of going to your LYS is getting to feel the yarn and discovering something new.  For that reason, I picked out two skeins of Sweet Georgia Trinity Worsted.  I had heard the name floating around, but hadn’t yet seen or purchased any.

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This particular yarn is a blend of merino, cashmere and silk, so it’s basically irresistible once it’s in your hands.  And the color is absolutely amazing in person, a lovely mix of blues and greens.

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The photos don’t do the color justice!  Now I’m on the hunt for just the right project for this special yarn.

Stashed here.

Sunday Stash No. 24

The name Stash Bash would suggest you are supposed to use up more of your stash than you purchase, but the reality is that you don’t.  That’s mainly because Beth from Stash Fabrics comes and sets up an on-site fabric shop.  I have to think that she and Chris colluded on this — the similarity in the names proves it!

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This year I tried to hold out, I really did.  Then Angela had found a great sketch-like fabric and I went in search of that.  Beth didn’t have it anymore, so instead I bought tons of Meadow, Tule, Tsuru, Shelburne Falls, Sarah Jane, Dear Stella, Minimalista, dem Bones, Carolyn Friedlander, Cat Nap and Art Gallery, Art Gallery, Art Gallery!

12 Quilts in ’12 – October Link Up

This month’s finish was completed on the plane on the way to Washington, DC (where it was gifted to an adorable 5 week old boy),  so I guess you’ll have to trust me that it was completed!

This quilt is one of the two that I shared here and I truly can’t decide which one I prefer!

I love this fabric, by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller.  It’s super cute!

And flying geese are great for little boys, so it’s a perfect pairing.

I know I’ve been terrible about blogging, and my three readers have apparently noticed!  I may not have had time to blog, but fortunately I’ve still had time to quilt!  My September finish was the other version of this quilt:

I promise to share more on these two later!

And even though I spent most of August on vacation, I had a finish early in the month.  I finished up this quilt JUST in time for a wedding.

Obviously you’ll have to take my word on it, since I can’t find my pics!

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What did you finish this month?  Link up below and enter two win 2 fat quarters, chosen based on your personal style!!

Giveaway details:

  • Blog about your finished project or post a picture of it to flickr
  • Link up to your project here
  • Any project you finished this month is eligible, but please link to only one blog post/flickr picture (it’s okay if you blogged about multiple finishes, we love that!)
  • Entries for this giveaway will be open until Wednesday, November 7 until the link widget closes
  • The dedicated folks who enter all 12 times will be entered to win a grand prize next January!

If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment below!



12 Quilts in ’12 – July Link Up

Hello and welcome to the July installment of the 12 Quilts in ’12 Challenge!  I’m hosting here on my blog, but Amy and Liz are playing along, too.  We hope you will join in!

I was a bit busy at work this month, and while it’s kept me away from the blog a bit, I’ve still managed to get a lot done in my studio.

Two of our friends recently had a baby girl.

They came to visit us (and show off baby Claire), so I made her this quilt.

I hope it will match their pink and grey nursery.

The fabric is A Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey, which I have used here, here and here.

For the pattern, I took the very popular Swoon pattern by Camille Roskelly and blew it up to 48″!

I’m a little late on a quilt for baby Maya, but one of the benefits of being late is that you get to know the baby and her personality a bit better.

I see pictures of Maya nearly everyday on Instagram, which I just love, and I know she is a very chic and sophisticated little lady!

So I came up with this quilt, which is predominantly neutral, but with some fun pops of color.

The perfect amount of whimsy for a baby, I think!

Inspiration for this quilt found here and here.

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What did you finish this month?  Link up below and enter two win 2 fat quarters, chosen based on your personal style!!

Giveaway details:

  • Blog about your finished project or post a picture of it to flickr
  • Link up to your project here
  • Any project you finished this month is eligible, but please link to only one blog post/flickr picture (it’s okay if you blogged about multiple finishes, we love that!)
  • Entries for this giveaway will be open until Monday, August 6 at midnight
  • The dedicated folks who enter all 12 times will be entered to win a grand prize next January!

If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment below!



Sunday Stash No. 23

Last week my college roommate and BFF came to Houston with her husband and 20 month old son.  They stayed with us for part of the week and so sweetly brought me this fat quarter bundle based around a favorite Alexander Henry print (she didn’t know, she’s just that good a friend) that she found in a local quilt shop in Massachusetts.

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Off to try some of my delicious new treats!

Sunday Stash No. 22

Sometimes there are design elements that you like in theory, but you’re relatively picky about how they’re used.  Two such things for me are text prints and black fabric.  Other times there are things that you just straight up think you don’t like — ahem, black and white combos of any kind.  One print that I absolutely adore is Seed Catalogue from Anne’s Farm Stand by Holly Holderman for LakeHouse Dry Goods.   You’ll notice it’s a text print and that two of the colors are white on black and black on white!

So obviously there are exceptions to every rule, and Holly definitely knows the secret in my opinion!!  Her newer Penelope line has pretty french text prints some great dots and basics — in black and white of all things!

Sunday Stash No. 21

Recently I made a few friendship stars to turn into notecards and loved them so much.  I really want to make an entire quilt out of random American Jane prints, and I think I will alternate the friendship star with a complimentary block from the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt.

Here is my stash so far (other than precuts and Pez prints).  I hope to add a few more prints to the pile and get started soon!