Friday, 6 July 2012

Yummy fabric

My sewing mojo has gone awol and been replaced by hayfever - despite the really atrocious weather!

So in the hope of a cure, I played with my stash. It's got a bit out of hand in recent months, because I ran out of space in the two boxes I use - yes, just two boxes. So I bought another box, but never got round to getting it all out and seeing exactly what I had all in one place. Here it is

Yep. That's it. It's quite tiny really (though I was sure to put it away again before Michael came home). I really do NOT need any more greens, but the purple and yellow piles were somewhat tiny.

Of course, there was a purpose. I needed to pull some fabric for a couple of baby quilts. Turns out that 2012 is the year of the baby boy in our circle of family and friends. My sister-in-law's sister had a baby - Ethan - back at the start of June. I have a Winnie the Pooh birth sampler started for him. My best friend and chief Bridesmaid from our wedding had a little boy in mid June - Noah Johannes - I finished his quilt last week. A week later, one of Michael's work colleagues' wife gave birth to Joshua Ethan - he weighed in at over 12lb!. And in October really good friends are expecting a little boy.

I finally settled on the churn dash block for baby Joshua. Here's the plan:

Luckily I quilt better than I colour in! Here are the fabrics: I've had to subsitute a line of blue for an extra line of green, because I didn't quite have the blues I wanted:

There's some Tilda, Lecien, Flea Martket Fancy, Aneela Hooley and Pearl Bracelets in there, with quite a lot of random stuff too!

And for the October baby, I've decided on a mini Farmer's Wife quilt. The colour scheme they have chosen is green, so I pulled a range of greens from my stash (I have plenty to chose from). I'll combine them with white and make 35 blocks from the 111 in the book.

I have made a small amount of progress on sashing the full Farmer's Wife. But sashing really isn'tmy favourite part, especially on a quilt this size, so it's not helpling me find my mojo. New project always help!!!

It's the weekend. It is a very special little boy's third birthday tomorrow - pirate themed - happy birthday Aiden! Hopefully I will have something to show come Sunday!


Isisjem said...

Great ideas for your baby quilts. Love the rainbow churn dash quilt especially. I've got hardly any purple and yellow in my stash either!

Cherie said...

The fabric pulls are great. Good choice on the pattern.
It is funny to pull out your stash to see what colours you're lacking in! =D

Anonymous said...

Great quilt/color choices. I love the rainbow churn dash and look forward to seeing the pictures.

Nic said...

Great ideas! Looking forward to seeing you make them.

Yes, I think you really do need more purple :)

And happy birthday to the little pirate!

Katherine said...

Love baby quilts and Your stash is bigger than mine lol. Mine fits into one, that is 1, 52ltr container. Very sad too as there is still a little room left at the top lol. My mother has a cupboard full and I think a few containers is definately more manageable. At least you can see what you have quickly and easily than a huge cupboard stacked to the brim lol.