Oh my… it is Friday again. It has been one tough week at work. I’m not sure I have mentioned it, but I had joined a gym a couple of months ago and was going at lunch three times a week. This week, I cancelled all my training sessions and I can really tell. No excuses next week. Back at it again and forget how busy work is – that one hour makes a bigger difference.
This month, the AYOS (and a little bit more) monthly selection is “HARVEY”. It is a bed size quilt pattern using charm squares and a background of your choosing.
I wouldn’t have jumped into it this month because of all the other crazy stuff going on – but I had the perfect leftovers from my MODA LOVE quilt top.
All of those leftover HST squares made from the larger 9″ square sizes are just right for trimming down into smaller HST blocks for HARVEY. Plus I have a ton of charm squares left in the variety of American Jane collections that need a good home.
SO… I went ahead and started down the path…
It’s just a start and we’ll see how far I can get by Halloween. Each of my leftover HSTs gave me two smaller HSTs for Harvey and one even smaller HST for another future project (or embellishment ideas on these two quilts).
Another project that is pending is my Reach for the Stars quilt. I have the last two regular blocks left to make and then all the setting pieces and border. My problem is that I keep finding fabric that I really want to have in the quilt, so I keep collecting it – but I now have enough black/white/neutral fabric to make at least two more!
I LOVE this small black button on cream print that I just got from Rossville Quilts this week (Aster by Williamsburg for Windham Fabrics). I got a few other fat quarters in the same collection. I also ordered another Palm Court panel which is my focus fabric for the quilt. I wanted to have total choice when I got down to those last few blocks.
I MAY have also ordered a few half yard cuts of Smokey Quartz Gentle Flowers by Quilt Gate Fabrics when it was on the FLASH SALE by Fat Quarter Shop (55% off!!). I don’t have it in yet, so I’m not sure how well it will match up. I think it will be great though. Like I said – I am loving collecting the fabrics for this quilt that I’m almost done with! LOL!!
Finally, for today at least, I’ll share my other project underway. It is doing SOMETHING with my stash boxes. We recently disposed of my sons mattress set and gave him our guest bed mattress set. That was also my design bed in my sewing room.
I had been slowly filling up every nook and cranny in the guest room with my boxes from fabric purchases. They went under the bed, in the closet, around the walls, under the ironing board, under the cutting table, etc… Here are some pics this morning of them in their full glory:
The door chest/armoire above is filled on top with precuts and the drawers have extra yardage I bought in a store closing clearance sale.
Oooo … I forgot I had that Vintage Modern quilt kit (see below pic) … And I love those kits that come in the collectors tin lunch boxes. I have at least four of those. No wait ..six at least. I had bought two others that are in the other closet.
My husband thinks I need an intervention. I just need some good organization.
And this is just the stuff I’ve collected since I moved here. I have another closet upstairs (and maybe a few drawers) filled with my initial stash collection that I don’t even look at. I’m not sure what to do with this, but I wanted to grab a few pictures today because I will be doing something before the new bed arrives later this month.
I feel that I have purged and gone to confessional now. Thank you!
Have a wonderful weekend with family, friends or just some good alone time. Whatever makes you happy!