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.