Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Tuesday 11 January 2011

Stash enrichment

I had to drive Scott to work this afternoon for his 3-11 shift so that I could keep the car this afternoon, since I need to pick Becca up after she gets off the bus and made the mistake of going into Len's Mills Store, looking for some kind of a star border quilting stencil. You know what's coming next, don't you? There was no star quilting stencil there, but, they were having their January clearance of fabrics, for 50% off the lowest price. So, a couple of bolts of fabric went into the cart for backings. And I found a gorgeous sunflower stripe that would make a lovely table runner.Then, I started thinking, always a dangerous thing to do in a fabric store, about the "My Tweets" BOM that I want to do this year. Each block is going to have a peacock-ish type bird in it, with fancy tail feathers, and I thought it would be fun to try and keep the body of the bird the same colour in each block, but have the tails different. So i picked up some purples, and yellows, and aquas, in different shades. Then, I did some more thinking, about a wall hanging that I'm doing for the coming grandson's bedroom, based on these fish since they are doing a tropical Hawaiian idea in his room, and so I picked up some fun fish body fabrics. I checked out of the store 21 yards richer. Such fun. Also today, I got a customer wall hanging done, and yesterday, I finished all the setting triangles for the Card Trick quilt. Woohoo! Tonight I am going to try to get the quilt all sewn together and start to think about borders. UFO #6 just might get done before the end of the month.


  1. You got some great fabric...and on sale!

  2. Lucky you hitting a sale. The fabrics are beautiful.

  3. LOL! I laughed after reading the first paragraph! Cute fabric. Which ones are the for the fishies?


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