I didn’t have the willpower to fight off some new fabric purchases last week. I started seeing all the blogger posts for the Snapshots Quilt Along for charity, and I just got carried away.
To be honest, it actually started about a week earlier, when I came across a new blog site I had not seen before. Fat Quarter Shop is offering a bundle from Greg Jones of the blogsite Grey Dogwood Studios. It was in the “What’s New” group and I decided to take a look at his posts.
Greg is apparently a huge Fig Tree Quilts fan along with an affinity for Lori Holt projects. I loved all of his posts! I love seeing so many projects that I have wanted to do, already done in the same fabrics I would do them in. You should check him out here or click HERE to view his Blogger’s Choice Bundle at FQS.
Anyway, one thing led to another and although I had sworn off new BOM projects for 2015, but this one seemed a little different. I wasn’t buying the kit from FQS made with the Daysail fabric – I decided to make my donation to St Judes and I was going to use fabric from my stash.
Well, **sigh**, that didn’t happen either. First – my stash is still in cardboard boxes and I didn’t have the energy (yeah right) to open them up and look for different pieces.
Second, I fell for some of the bright fabrics I had seen in Greg’s bundle and blogsite and some of the lovely Flower Sugar release by Lecien. So – payday came around and I went shopping:
This was going to be a great start. I would still dig out some more stash fabric (I have several Lori Holt collections), but come Tuesday – I would have the first block ready to make in the Quilt Along.
Maybe 30 minutes later, I was still browsing the website and I talked myself into another purchase – this time a bundle of Pam Kitty Garden. And I had to get up to at least $80 so I would get free shipping – because we don’t want to waste a good deal, right? So I added a few notions and a couple of white background fabrics to audition.
And of course, today is a postal holiday, or else I would have these in my mailbox within the next hour or two.
Will you be joining the Snapshots Quilt project? Here’s the first block:
The quilt patterns are free and will be released on the 15th of each month (started in January). They ask that you make at least a $5 donation per pattern to St Judes and of course, sew along with us.
Click here to visit the blog post from Fat Quarter Shop to get all the details and even a video tutorial for making the first block. They have the link for donating to St Judes and a PDF for the fabric requirements if you want to use your own fabric as well.
I’ll see you again later this week. Have a wonderful Monday!