I’m so excited to be in the Spoonflower swap on GenX quilter’s! We’re all buying a yard of fabric from Spoonflower and we’ll end up with a charm pack of 28 different cool novelty fabrics.
Spoonflower is a site that allows you to design, print and sell your own fabric. There’s some really cool fabric designs available.
I had so much fun trying to pick out my fabric. I decide upon this fabric by Connielou. I just got the shipping notice and it’ll be here next week! YEAH!!!
They just seemed so summery and fun! I can’t wait to see what everyone else picked. The swap is full, but you can see some of the other choices in the Flickr Group.
A few weeks ago, I read this post at Crazy Mom Quilts. She was talking about a new portable project she was starting. I was deep in the middle of my first applique project and I was really enjoying the hand portion of the project. Her project looked so cool! Next I read her inspiration for this quilt, on Jessica’s blog. Then I ordered the Quilt Patis that she used.
After cutting many many diamonds, I started playing with possible layouts.
I came up with 2 ideas, either a bunch of stars with a small white border between the stars or 1 large star.
Star Quilt layout options
I’ve got the first star done.
I’ve decided to go with the single star layout. Can’t wait to start adding the next rows!
Okay, not really, but it is Christmas in my stamp room. I recently joined a challenge at Stampin’ Addicts to complete some of my Christmas cards each month. I’m really enjoying getting these done. It’s so nice to be working on them when I’m not under pressure to get them done.
First up, May’s cards. . .
May's christmas cards
Stamps: Christmas Classics (retiring in June!)
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Kraft
Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Real Red
Accessories: 1 1/4 old olive striped grosgrain ribbon, tulips embossing folder, square lattice embossing folder.
And here’s June’s cards. . .
Stamps: Holiday Lineup
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Watercolor pencils. pastels, chocolate chip
Accessories: 1/4 Rose Red Grosgrain.
Both of these cards were made using paper I had previously cut and put aside for Christmas cards, but somehow never completed. I hope I’m not the only one that gets all excited planning a project and then puts it aside unfinished. Time to complete this project: 2 years. However, I’m sure they can be completed in 1 sitting – you can feel free to omit the “aging” process.