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:
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…
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!!!) :
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! 🙂
Well, March is over, but I have one more finished quilt to show off:
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.
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.
One of my favorite bits is the one camo chevron on the back, since this is for a Navy baby!