Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I'm back from the post office and my fabric for January has all been mailed.

Here's a sneak peek of the fabric included in the packages:

fabric for January

And, here's my inspiration quilt:
quilt inspiration (Machine Made Patchwork (457911020X))

I saw this quilt in the Japanese book, Machine Made Patchwork (457911020X), a few years ago and have always wanted to make a scrappy patchwork quilt like this.

So, I've included lots of fabric strips and scraps for you to play with. For the center of the block, I included a 2.5" square solid pink piece of fabric. Please start with the pink and then build from can mix and match your scraps with mine or you can use only the scraps that I included. The blocks should be 12" square, plain log cabins.

I included two pink center squares...if you're feeling inspired and want to make two scrappy blocks, I wouldn't mind at all. :)

I'm so excited to be a part of this group and can't wait to see what you all create!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Shopping

My husband kept asking what I wanted for Christmas. I kept replying, 'A trip to the fabric store BY MYSELF.' He didn't think I was serious.

My inlaws live only a half hour from the Fabric Shack, so I had a ton of fun spending a good part of a day gathering bolts of fabric for lots of projects.

My month is March, and I'm one to plan everything to the nth degree, and early. [I think I'm done twitching over the thought of letting 11/12 of my quilt out of my hands!] Plus they had a coupon for 15% off, so see how much I saved?

A lucky find, Moda's 1974 was in their clearance loft. I found some great Michael Miller dots, lovely Nicey Jane, and Kona solids (that black-looking one is actually coal). I can't wait!