Stash Enhancements

April 20, 2020

I don't know about you, but I have spent way too much time online shopping during these long weeks of staying home. So here is what is I bought!!

A fat quarter bundle of Catalina by Fig Tree. I got my shipping notice, so I expect in a few days! The colors are so happy...I couldn't resist the blues!

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 This purchase was an impulse buy on a day when I was sad. It's Gypsy Soul by Basic Grey and I bought yardage of Grunge that goes with it called Soothing. If money were no object, I would have at least one yard of every single Grunge color in my stash. I seriously love that fabric...

And, one more purchase. A fat quarter bundle of Alison Glass wovens called Kaleidoscope. I want to play with this rainbow deliciousness next. I have had my eye on this bundle for over a year and when I found it on sale, it was a no brainer! One of my most favorite low volume fabrics is Alison Glass' Meadow print in wisp from her 2017 Sunprint line. I used up what little I had in my applique quilts I shared last time. I scoured the internet and I found some more from two different shops. My first order came the other day and I am waiting for the second one to show up. 

Have you done any shopping to enhance your stash while on quarantine? It will be interesting to see if there will be some sales coming up to get people to buy. What are your thoughts?

Quarantine Quilts

April 16, 2020


Raise your hand if you are so very tired of staying home and you miss your friends...

I am a homebody at heart and there is no place I would rather be than at home, however, this time of separation and not being able to go to church or to spend some time with a friend over a cup of tea has been really hard! Much harder than I thought it would be. The good that has come out of this season is how God is exposing areas in my life that need to be fine-tuned...He is using this time for my sanctification and teaching me things that I could not have learned in any other way. In His loving-kindness, He is showing me areas in my life where I am far too self-focused, impatient or selfish. I am thankful for God's grace in my life...

Of course, like many others in the quilting community, I have been using this time to create. So far, I have made four quarantine quilts...

The font I used for the applique in all the quilts is a free font called KG Always A Good Time.

I needed to encourage myself, so I searched for something that would reflect this season of life we are all in and also be an encouragement for future times when life is hard. The sun applique can be found  @Sew4Home. The quote is by Victor Hugo, author of Les Miserables.

I was in the mood for a super low volume quilt...

And, finally, #stay@home...I am so in love with this one! I can say that with no shame about my own work because it was NOT my brainchild. When I was looking online for inspiration for my next project, I stumbled upon the blog of Anne Boundy of Said With Love and she had a quilt she made with her friends where they swapped Dwell houses. You can see it here: Said With Love website. The moment I saw her layout, I knew I had to make it! I chose to use several lines by Lella Boutique with mine. I love the soft spring-like colors. I also used a variety of low volume fabrics for the background fabrics. 

Take care, my friends...This dark night will end and the sun will rise!!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we are ourselves are comforted by God.                 2 Corinthians 1:3-4  

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