True Confessions

I have been bad.  Very Bad.  I have more fabric than one person could use in about a decade of daily sewing, and I live in the land of cheap fabric.  And yet, I ordered this: Fox_Field_large

It’s Tula Pink’s Fox Field fabric and I just couldn’t resist.  Looook the colors are so pretty!   And the patterns are adorable…

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I just love each collection Tula Pink designs.  Full of color and fun but not childish.  I wish I could get them here in Korea at Happy Quilt, but I have never seen any Tula Pink in all my shopping, even though it is made here.  Must be in the super-secret 4th warehouse – I only just made it to the 3rd on my last visit, and only because I followed Missie who brought gift booze to the owners!

If it justifies my spending even a little, I do have a project in mind for this.  I usually make quilts to be USED.  By used I mean snuggled, wrapped around people, and drooled on.  I think this is fabric to drool over not on, so this time I’m going to make a quilt for hanging.  I’ve been wanting to make a color wheel quilt for a while and it just so happens that Tula’s website has a free pattern (thanks, TP!!!) :

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Isn’t that fun and gorgeous?  It’s called Moxie, and I must have some if I think I can get away with this fabric secret buy.  Let’s not mention it to Handsome, okay?  Shhhh, We’ll just let him admire the finished quilt hanging on a wall of the new house in DC and think I got the fabric on the cheap.  And, yes – I know – if I buy any more fabric I will not be able to afford a house to fit it all in! 🙂

It’s a March Trifecta!

Well, March is over, but I have one more finished quilt to show off:

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This is Cluck Cluck Sew’s Pow-Wow Crib Quilt made from a kit purchased here.  I have loved this pattern from afar for a long time, and when the kit version went on sale I couldn’t resist, even though I didn’t know who would receive the finished product.  Our neighbors are such sweet people and so patient.  Not only do they share a wall with our noisy family, but he also works for Handsome.  Nothing like living 6ft. from your boss!  They are having their second baby next month – a boy – and it seemed like a baby quilt was in order.

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The original kit made a throw size, and I cut out enough fabric to make all of those blocks so I could use some on the back side.  I added in a plaid shirting print I have had in my stash for about 5 years, and I really like how it works with the rest of the quilt.  I think it adds to the boyishness, too.  This was a great pattern, and really fun to make in a weekend from start to finish including straight line quilting on my machine.  Now it’s all washed, dried and crinkly soft, waiting to be gifted.  What?  I’m done with a project ahead of time?  Impossible!

I still have blocks left over and the pattern includes a scrap saver technique that leaves you with loads of leftover half-square triangles, too.  I’ll have to find a way to use those up in a future project.

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One of my favorite bits is the one camo chevron on the back, since this is for a Navy baby!