I've had quite an influx of fabric lately. Most of it was given to me, but I have been rather generous with my fabric purchases too. I finally sorted it out and managed to get it into my three quilting-fabric bins (and a box to pass on):
|The grey and everything left of it is Kona, the rest is various other random solids (or near solids). The big piece of light blue is Cornflower--I have big plans for that!|
|Browns, greens, blues and purples, and panels.|
|Pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, whites and blacks.|
|My highest quality/expensive/favorite fabrics and orphan quilt blocks. The stuff on the far right are for future little girl clothes, the greys in the middle are part of my collection for a future quilt, and there are a few organics.|
Sorting through my fabric made me realize...I have a lot, ha! But really I just need to use it. Shopping for and buying fabric is so much fun, but I really need to focus on what I already have.
The TARDIS quilt hasn't progressed at all, though I have been thinking/brainstorming about it a lot, so now I just need to find some time to work on it!
|Some of the fabrics to be used on the TARDIS quilt.|
I finally got my order from ZipIt and have been making more little zipper bags. The YKK zippers are so much nicer than the C&C ones from Joann's! And cheaper! Most of the bags are for Mother's Day gifts or pay-it-forward gifts, so I don't want to post photos of them yet. But here are a couple I can share:
|My 3 year old son asked me to make him one, so I let him pick the fabric and assist whenever possible. The outside is some scraps I helped him piece together last year, and the inside is chile pepper fabric he picked out. He loves it, and keeps it stuffed to the gills with random toys. I used the Noodlehead open wide zipper pouch pattern.|
|I used a salvaged zipper from a baby carrier and just kinda winged it on the shape. It turned out cute!|
All of last week I anxiously waited for the new Noodlehead Super Tote pattern to come out. Last year I made a bunch of Nikki Totes, but over the summer my son was potty trained and I didn't need to carry around such a big bag (for two in diapers). I started using a smaller one, but it's too small, so I've been keeping my eye out for one that is juuust right! I'm hoping this one is a good medium sized one. I'll have a better idea of how it compares to the ones I have once I cut out the fabric:
|All from my stash! I did splurge for the piping though.|
I also have a pair of baby shoes I need to resize for my daughter--her feet are so small for her age! And the lone star quilt is just sitting on my ironing board, still waiting to be spray basted (finding a time to do it without kids around is hard!). All these little projects on my sewing table really bug me, I just wish I had a few hours to work on them without interruption! I much prefer only having one or two works in progress, how about you?