Well, quilting friends, I\’ve come to the conclusion that we all need at least a half yard bundle of every fabric line that we love! (How I wish money were no object for all of us!) Since getting my half yard bundle of \”Calico Days\” (Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs) from Lou Lou\’s Fabric Shop in December, I\’ve made three small quilts, cut and began assembly of a large quilt, and I STILL have a super stash left. It\’s wonderful!
This past Saturday, I decided it was time for a little reunion with Calico Days. Luckily, my awesome husband got busy in the morning and whipped up a pot of potato soup for lunch. Then he took both kids clothes shopping at the mall (ugh!). I\’m not sure what fishing or golf related purchase he is going to be asking for soon, but I don\’t care. He earned a lot of brownie points from me, as I got to play with fabric most of the morning and afternoon. Yeah!
I have to show you a closeup of that worn fabric measuring tape Barb gave me. The edge of the tape had been finished off with a thick stitch. Isn\’t it just awesome?
Next up was a needle sleeve. There are so many darling needle book patterns and tutorials out there, and someday I will likely make one. But on Saturday, I made just what I needed, a sleeve to hold a few needles and pins for on-the-go binding or sewing. I actually had a piece of felted wool from a project I never started. Imagine that!
This is the front of my needle sleeve. How sweet are those little daisies and spring chicks?
Finally, I needed a small zipped pouch to hold my binding goodies. I used Lori Holt\’s free tutorial for the Quilty Zip Pocket. I have made these before and they are great fun! I altered the size to make mine a bit smaller and used Pellon 987f fusible fleece to give it a little weight. My center block is a mini spool. The spool pattern is from Lori\’s Book Quilty Fun. I was so happy to use a bit of Grandma Audrey\’s tatting! I also included a sweet zipper charm from Lou Lou\’s Fabric Shop.
All in all it was a great day of sewing, friends. Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my Saturday fun. Please visit Lou Lou\’s Fabric Shop (banner ad in my left sidebar) to see all the lovely things Jamie has in store for you! I hope you can carve out some hours for simple, sweet sewing and that you get carried away quilting often!