Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fabric Therapy

Look at this awesome fabric I found! I LOVE aqua and red. I found this yardage at the discount fabric store a couple towns north of us. It was only $6 a yard and I bought all five yards they had. It was a splurge, but I think it will either be a great backing or a possible border for the Farm Girl Vintage Sampler I am working on.
 The aqua dots were precious too, but I only bought three yards of it. I tried to show a little self-control which was not easy!
 I got some half yards of these three because they were also $6 a yard, so $3 for half yards is a great bargain and I need more yellows.
The reason I went up to the fabric store was to get a backing for my Baby Chicks top and I found this--
which is PERFECT and only $6 a yard! I need to embroider the legs and eyes before I can quilt it, but  I love the backing.
I finished binding the apron block for the Snapshots BOM at Fat Quarter Shop http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/p/snapshots-quilt-along.html I am making my blocks into mini quilts.
Here is the backing with the label/corner hanger.
 Today was my last day of work for this school year! I am so ready for some home time. I came home and got caught up on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks. This is the Baking Day Block. It went together very easily. I am making the six inch blocks.
 This is also a Farm Girl Vintage block--the Butter Churn Block. I did not make the flying geese blocks in Lori's method, instead I just used the rectangles and squares method as it is the easiest for me. Here is the link for information about this sew along http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com
 I also made my last two blocks for the Charm Square Sampler Quilt Along. This is block 8 http://moderntraditionquilts.blogspot.com/p/charm-square-quilt-along-2015-block.html
and block 9. There are only nine blocks for this quilt and they measure 16 inches each. I am going to turn mine into a bright, summery tablecloth for my kitchen. I am going to work on piecing this top and finding a backing for it. With my summer here, I will be spending a lot of time in my sewing room trying to work on my many UFOs! 

Thank you all for your hugs and condolences about our dog, Dora! 

17 comments:

  1. We just lost our 14 year old cat Dillie a couple of weeks ago. I know how painful it is to lose a member of the family. I'm still in disbelief that she is gone. My heart felt sympathies go out to you and your family for your loss.

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  2. Love your bargain buys and the backing for the chicks quilt is perfect. Great work on all the blocks and the mini. Enjoy your extra time in the sewing room!!

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  3. Hello Tanya! You have been really busy! Love all your blocks.... your sampler quilt is going to look fabulous and you had some great fabric finds!! :) x

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  4. Hello Tanya! You have been really busy! Love all your blocks.... your sampler quilt is going to look fabulous and you had some great fabric finds!! :) x

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  5. Don't you love it when you find the perfect fabrics for a great deal! Congrats on your purchases and snapshot quilts are adorable.

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  6. Your fabric purchases are wonderful!! Love al your blocks...have to do No 9 for the HSSQ myself and then get it together.

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  7. All your fabric finds are perfect!! LOVE your chicks quilt!! HAPPY SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Love your take on the apron, it's such a cute pattern. Looks like you have been a very busy stitcher!

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  9. Good Lord you're a sewing demon!!! Look out world for the next 2 months, and woot! woot! to be all done another year! Where is that pattern for the baby chicks from? It is ADORABLE. And here we go again, right beside each other in a Friday linkup! :-)

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  10. Good scores! The chick quilt is so sweet - the block is from the Farm Girl Vintage? Someday I will have to get my hands on that book!

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  11. I adore your chicks quilt :)

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  12. Oh you found some great pieces for FGV! I love all your blocks :)

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  13. Beautiful sewing there Tanya... & fab fabrics too... isn't it great to find a bargain?!

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  14. Beautiful blocks! Love the apron, so adorable. Thanks so much for linking up with TGIFF!

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  15. I love your chicks and your charms square blocks! Such cheeriness!

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  16. You busy, busy woman! I love that you've always got something new going, and you're the Queen of Finishes! The chicks are sweet, and so is your new stash addition. I think the aqua/red is perfect for a your Farm Girl backing, too.

    Thank you for your dedication at linking up with Pink Doxies each week, Tanya. So nice to see the week's progress here.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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  17. Those baby chicks are precious!

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