Monday, May 27, 2013

75 - BATIK! Ahhhhhh, B A T I K

5+ years I've been keeping my eyes peeled for discounted batik fabric.  So pretty.  Such a vibrant, happy, natural splash of colors.  But so expensive!  I'd gathered a little bit here and there, always watching for 50%, 60%, 70% opportunities.  Finally, on the recent Bday/Mday weekend, Kev took me to JoAnns (my-kinda-date!) and, using discounts and coupons, I completed my Batik Stash.  It's been heaven sewing all these colors together.  Who do you s'pose this quilt is for?

and I'm sharing with Kev ;)
Pattern:  Log Cabin
because I knew this pattern would allow for any fabric yardage I had in my stash
Vivid and happy!
The quilt measured 80-85 without borders.  I wanted closer to 105-110.  So I made mini-log cabins and added those to the border in order to gain the extra width and length.  It was definitely worth the time.


Monday, May 20, 2013

74 - Miss Ruthann's Quilt

Wonderful, precious Miss Ruthann cares for, teaches and guides our beloved Ethan.  A few years back, she cared for toddler, Olivia.  She is a gift from the Lord.  And she snuggles and cuddles Ethan, and gives him such happy days.  Now this quilt can snuggle and cuddle her, and give her happy evenings when she is tired from watching over all those little ones!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

73 - Vice PrinciPAL Tracy's Retirement Quilt

Everyone at school groaned when Vice PrinciPAL Tracy announced she was retiring.  She is the type of administrator staff love to have because she trusts your professionalism, provides balanced support, and always has something positive to say, no matter what!  All the staff knocked themselves out decorating fabric squares.  I picked some of my favorites: