Saturday, August 13, 2011

Guilt Free

As you can probably see from this post here, I have a lot of fabric. I have been quilting for almost 30 years,that's a lot of fabric!  As I got more into quilting, I started amassing large quantities of fabric. I brought fabric just because I liked the design, the color, needed more of a certain color. Oh any old reason, I needed it for my stash. A couple of years ago, I declared a moratorium on buying fabric, unless I needed it for a specific project. Oh, it was a painful decision, but I was strong. . . sort of. Well this isn't time for confessions, let's move on.
Today I'm here to tell you I've found a way to get around my resolve to not buy any more fabric. Ladies and gentlemen behold . . .

. . . the Quilt Kit!

With the quilt kit you have the right amount of fabric for the quilt . . . and the pattern to go with it. Nothing left when you're done but a few little scraps No more mindlessly acquiring fabric, without a thought in your head as to what it will be used for. No big pieces of fabric causing fabric stash guilt!
Now this isn't going to cause any reduction in the amount of fabric you already own, but it sure does satisfy the urge to populate your studio with more fabric.
Check out one of my latest "controlled fabric purchases".
How cool is this? This kit came in it's own little cloth bag! I wanted a quick quilt to make and this one fits the bill. I ordered it at the Fat Quarter Shop. You can find it here.
It comes with the fabric and pattern to make a quilt top, AND you can use up some fabric in your stash for the back of the quilt. I call that a win win situation! YES!

Look at all the yummy Moda fabric rolled up inside. The fabric line is Amelia. The fabric and pattern are by Me and My Sister Designs. Check out their blog here. They crack me up, seems like they have so much fun doing something they love. Wouldn't this be a perfect gift for a quilting friend too?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Name That Quilt Pattern

I'm looking for the name of this quilt. I do remember it was a Karen Stone pattern. I'm planning on quilting it in this lifetime. I made this so many years ago and I cannot seem to find the original pattern. I could tear apart my studio, but that's like looking for a photo in a photo album. Hours later, you're surrounded by lots of albums reminiscing about all the memories you've created through the years. . . and you still haven't found the one you were looking for!

Thanks for helping!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Garden State

I Stults Farm

There's a reason why New Jersey is called the Garden State. We have the best home grown produce! There is nothing as good as fresh picked Jersey apples, berries, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini. . . A to Z and a whole lot more! I went to my favorite local farm and brought home some delicious produce. Years ago, I started bringing my children here to pick fruit and veggies right out of the field. The girls were in elementary school, my son was just a toddler. They are now in their 20's and 30's. I still love the tradition we started years ago, only now I pick my fruit and veggies right from the cart.


Some of the sweetest corn, I can make a meal out of this corn!

Cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes

Have a delicious day!