I had to do a bit of shopping this week because I didn’t have what I needed for my April bee blocks for the Promises Group at do. Good Stitches. Diane requested colors based on Sweetwater’s The Boat House, and I was happy to oblige! I have two Boat House layer cakes and no idea how to use them, and I think a quilt in those colors will be fantastic. I don’t have anything in my stash in the same colors so off to the LQS I went. I didn’t have a ton of luck matching solids to the colors, so I ended up with two solids and four prints:
Earlier this week I hit a shop about an hour from my house – Quilter’s Haven. It’s a very nice shop and I’ve bought something each time I’ve gone in, and this time was no exception. I found this fantastic VW bus FQ and a couple of other fabrics to coordinate with it (the bottom blue matches much better in person!):
I also scored 4.25 yards of Lucy’s Crab Shack (Sweetwater, 2012) from their clearance section. Can’t beat fabric at 50% off!
I have a kit and two layer cakes in this print in my stash that I should REALLY put to use! I do love this fabric!
Anywhoo….I actually made something with most of these fabrics I picked up this week, which isn’t usually the case! This morning I made my bee blocks so I can send them off to Diane this week:
And then I whipped up a cinch bag that I’m also going to be dropping in the mail this week to my sister-in-law in Texas. She has a ‘thing’ for the VW bus! I hope she loves it!
My original plan was to use the peach for the casings, but then I had the perfect amount of the bus fabric for those, so I changed the plan. Then I figured I could use the peach for the drawstrings, but really couldn’t be bothered to make them so used some off-white ribbon instead. I didn’t box the corners on this one because I really hate that, and don’t feel that it’s often necessary.
Hard to believe, but I used everything I bought except the Lucy’s Crab Shack, and that will go in the project box with the rest of the fabrics in that line until I get in the mood to get that project started.
Love your choices. Especially the Lucy’s. Very cute. But, question…why do you hate boxing corners? I think they’re simple to do. I am self-taught, though. Maybe I do them wrong. Ha!
Love you, Jules.
My boxed corners aversion is likely due to the fact I learned to do them at about 1am using laminated fabric, so those two elements added to the frustration. I think that by the time I get to the ‘box the corners’ step I’m just ready to be done!
We totally figured out the box corners!
I love those clothes on the washing line and in the sale too!
They were just too cute to leave on the clearance shelf! Thanks for stopping by!
You scored huge on the Lucy’s Crab Shack! Love when you can find those hidden treasures in brick and mortar shops. The Boathouse blocks look great. Reminds me that I need to get my layer cakes out and use them. Very cute VW van fabric – the cinch sac was a great idea. You are on quite the roll!