Friday, October 29, 2010

My First Wonky Quilts

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I got to go to the Houston Quilt Festival twice while we were living in Texas. Take a moment to be nostalgic...Sigh... I would love to be there this year, but my local AQS Quilt Show and the Blogger's Quilt Festival will be as close as I get. Thanks for hosting it again Amy!

Last year I quilted along with the Old Red Barn Co. and Quilt Dad John. John wrote a wonderful series of posts on piecing wonky blocks. Can you believe I had never heard the term "wonky" used to describe quilting before? I love learning from everyone on the web! Anyway, I made these two quilts for a coworker of my husband's who was having twins. It was so fun. I love how freeing the wonky piecing is.

I tried out some flower free motion quilting and made a scrappy binding. I hope the girls have as much fun snuggling with them as I did making them.

Thanks for stopping by. Check out all the other great quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


There is sooo much fabric I want to buy but I have enough fabric to make several quilts already. My husband may roll his eyes, but I really try to keep my fabric buying in check and I usually only buy things for specific projects for specific people...but...fabric goes out of print. I think, "I'll buy that when I have something specific to make out of it." But in a year it is gone and almost impossible to find. Right now I would like to find charm packs of all of the American Jane lines. Impossible. If I bought from multiple vendors I could probably come up with most of the fat quarters, but that is more fabric, money and shipping than I really need.

I know more amazing fabric comes out every year so there will never be a lack of fabric to covet...I mean to love and buy but...

So this is what I have decided. Charm packs are the answer. I will buy a charm pack of all future American Jane fabrics (or whatever catches my eye) - small amounts that I will not feel bad about stashing.

How do you choose what fabric to buy?