Monday, November 11, 2013

New Projects ...

Got a couple of new things going on.  Well, almost going on; I bought the fabric today.

First up is my second quilt-along with Polly ... This one is Nativity In The Trees.  She has posted the first lesson and it is fabric selection and yardage requirements.  So it's definitely not too late to sign up to quilt along with us.  I'm looking forward to it.  Polly's instructions are very easy to follow and if you have any questions she responds promptly with her answers.  

This is my fabric selection in the basket in the cutting line this morning at Hancock's (they had 50% off almost everything in the store!)  

(This is my first trip to the cutting table.  I made three trips.  The ladies at the cutting table and I are great friends now!)

And here it is all laid out (as the day's light was fading, but the colors are pretty true)

 Closeup of what I'm planning to use as backing.

And for another project, my first quilt "for hire".  

A friend's little boy wants a John Deere quilt so I picked the fabrics today - I got some of every JD fabric they had.  Would've loved to have another couple of selections but I can work with this.  

I'm planning to make it similar to how I have it laid out here.  Large squares of the four prints, sashed with (narrow) strips of the yellow, and bound in the blue check with the tires for the back.  

This will be my first quilt that was specially ordered but she gave me free reign with it as long as it is John Deere.  So at least I've got that covered!  

(And while I was posting this she text'd me to ask if I had any luck finding fabrics and I showed her this layout and she replied with "Oh my gosh! I cant wait!"; so I guess I did ok.)

I also picked up some random Christmas fat quarters for $1 each.  I'll  make coasters or mug rugs or something out of these.  Or I may be so busy with the two quilts that these just sit til next year!

And, this cute owl fabric.  Who could resist this at 50% off? :-)

I also got other miscellaneous items such as zippers, thread, interfacing etc while there was such a great sale going on.

Linking up with Marelize at Anything Goes Mondays,
and Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday,
and Connie's Free Motion By The River,
and Randi at Show and Tell Tuesday
and Lee at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Wow, someone had some shopping fun! =)

  2. Looks like you got some good deals! The John Deere quilt will be cute and the Nativity quilt along should be fun.

  3. weeee! I love sales! I have had quite a few large fabric cuts - 32 at the last shop. Guess I need a bigger stash :)

  4. Great finds! It looks like we will be seeing some great projects soon.

  5. Wow you got some lovely stuff on sale, I was lined up at Joann doing the same thing LOL

  6. It's always a huge help when you can please the client easily! Commissions can be great for the most part.

    Have fun creating your tree quilt:)

  7. Sounds like you really, really had a good time shopping :) Thanks for sharing.
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  8. What great deals you picked up! I am looking at the nativity in the trees looks fun! I pinned it so I can come back to it. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Really like the green backing for your first project. I've been thinking of a John Deere quilt for a little boy I know. Looking forward to seeing what you do. Congrats on your first commissioned work!