Friday, 7 February 2014

Friday Fun

It's Whoop Whoop Friday over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, so here goes!

Yesterday I finished quilting Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin. Today I trimmed it so it's ready to bind.

Whoop Whoop!

But then...I couldn't find the fabric I'd set aside for the binding!

Uh Oh.

It's not like I can go out and buy more fabric.

Even if we had a quilt shop in the vicinity, I'm on a "fabric fast" for 5 more months! Drat!

After a brief panic, logic kicked in and I thought of my UFO cupboard. Maybe I'd tucked the fabric in there? It's kind of a UFO...

Whoop Whoop! Let the happy dance commence!

Not only was it was already made into a binding, ready to sew onto the quilt!

The quilt is under the foot of my machine, ready to go, but I somehow got distracted and worked on my Scrappy Plus quilt instead.
Sometimes that's how I roll...

"Cartoonify" camera setting
The colours are surprisingly accurate!
See the empty pincushions? There are approximately a million pins in play here.

In addition to using all the pins in my cushions, I've emptied two boxes and started on a third. After this project I'm changing to a stickier fabric on my design wall FOR SURE!!!

Here is a similar shot in normal mode: poor lighting, and all. My apologies, but the sun when down!

It was my birthday yesterday, and my mom gave me quite a treat! 
Lucky me!!! 

New fabric without breaking my "Fabriholics Anonymous" pledge!  

Can I get a Whoop Whoop! (Last one, I promise! Ha!)

Thank you so much, Mom!
Try, Learn, Grow!


Comments are welcome. Thanks so much for looking around!


  1. Happy Birthday! Wow that is some undertaking on the scrappy plus quilt. Are those 2 1/2" blocks? I love the colors of your not your grandmothers quilt very pretty.

    1. They are 2 1/2" squares! I have so many scraps begging to be used, so it made sense to dive right in. Perhaps I need my head examined??? :) :) :)

  2. Your Plus Sign quilt looks fantastic!!!

    1. Thank you! I can't wait until it all comes together - love how the look changes when the "bits" are pieced into a whole.

  3. You are on a major roll! Whoop, whoop!
    Wish I had a mom that quilted!!
    Happy Birthday beautiful lady!

    1. Lol! Yep, my Mom does know what I need/desire/lust after, that's for sure. :) Thanks, there's nothing better than a (birth)day of quilting that ends with a family feast cooked by someone else!!

  4. Happy birthday (a little late), and congratulations on five years!
    I love the quilt on your design wall! Beautiful rich colors--very happy-making.
    Juliana Ellington

  5. Thank you, Juliana! I had a wonderful birthday, and am thrilled to be looking forward to more! Happy-making...I like that. You're right, it does feel happy. :)


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