Monday, December 30, 2013

ALYoF for more time

 Playing with the new layout and new fabrics.  Now below I am taking it all apart....I know...I'm nuts!!
 Now all back together again....a bigger version with more fabrics....Yippee!!  I got it done before the end of the year!!!  The grey gingham really plays nicely with the bolder of those lines I bought quite a while ago and then didn't know what to do with them.  I am happy now!!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

ALYoF for December All Together!!

I did complete my goal....but I might be changing it up a bit....I found some more of the oldies "Arcadia" by Sanae for Moda in an Esty I will be changing out some of it and making it a bit larger. I think it is a very "Happy" quilt!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

My Fabric Diet for 2014

Favorite Fabric Swap
My main reason for signing up for this....I have to stop spending on fabric and start saving for other necessities in our home....I have a lot that I would like to do and really have plenty of fabric to keep me very busy for at least 6 months so that I can devote moneys to other adventures!!!
Here are the rules/goals…
- To use the Stash I already have!
- Finish UFOs without distraction by shifting to other new beautiful fabric.....but I will be working on more then one thing at a time from my stash.
- Stop the insanity of constantly buying the latest and greatest fabric.
- Save the $$$$ I spend on stashing.
- Destash the fabrics that I realize I am never going to use....already done this!!!
1) No fabric purchases for 6 months beginning January 1, 2014....except for what might be needed to complete already started projects...i.e. My City Sampler will need additional fabrics.   
2) At 6 months reevaluate status and decide whether to keep going for full year.  Evaluation July 1, 2014.
3) Create a UFO list and complete them.....this is where I am changing things up a bit....I am also apart of "A Lovely year of Finishes 2014" and will be posting my monthly goals with them....don't know if I will make a 6 month UFO list....I need some freedom of choice.
4) Exceptions
  • Backing: purchasing a backing to finish a quilt top is permissible.  However, attempting to use fabric in your possession for a backing is preferable.
  • Books and Magazine purchases are allowed as they are not fabric.  Notions acceptable too.
  • Swap Mama Fabric: if hosting a swap you are permitted to by fabric to execute swap duties, but you may not join a swap simply for the sake of being able to buy fabric!
  • Quilts for Publication: if you are making a quilt for a publication and need certain fabric to execute it correctly then that is a major exception – who can blame you?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


PenniePens on FLICKr told me about using a spiral binding on my books....I just got it done and have them back home.  My Farmer's Wife book was falling apart from so much use and it's all back in one piece.  Isn't this just an awesome idea?!!!  Yippee!!!

iece and so easy to open and lay flat!!  Isn't it an awesome idea?!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

ALYoF for December

I saw on Pintrest that someone had made a really cool simple quilt with these fabric from a charm pack.  I want to make the blocks larger....of course...I always want to change things.  My goal for December is to get the quilt top together....not quilted too....I won't have time for that.  There is a combo of fabrics here...Arcadia by Sanae for Moda, Riley Blake Gingham, and some Studio E fabrics...well even some Momo from Moda!  Wish me luck that I get it done!!  I have only missed my October I sure hope I get this one done!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

All Yummy from the Dryer!!!

My favorite part of quilting is this final getting it all yummy from the dryer!!
Now.....what to work on for December!!!!