If you want to see the newest fabric and patterns from Island Batik … go to the Spring and Summer 2019 Catalog. Be prepared for an online magazine full of the most beautiful fabric and tons of patterns for wonderful quilts and tuffets, clothing and other projects.
I received these Aurifil threads in the mail today! The dark purple is 40 wt, blue is 12 wt and the pink is 28 wt. Very pretty!!! I need to use all 3 weights in an upcoming Island Batik Challenge.
What will I do? I’m not sure. I haven’t used 12 wt or 28 wt thread before. I used 40 wt once on a quilt. It will be fun to come up with something that uses all 3 weights of thread!
What I’ve been working on:
If you recall (ha! totally not expected!), in November, I bought this fabric while at a retreat. You can see the post HERE.
This is 2 yards of fabric … divided into 8 fat quarters. I wanted more than 8 placemats, so I added in some of my stash. Once it was all cut up and sewn together, I ended up with 13 placemats. No problem, some of them will do double duty as hot plate holders in the middle of the table.
I used up a lot of left-over pieces of Hobbs 80/20 batting. It’s a perfect weight for placemats!
When I laid them down to take a picture, I thought, “That’s the equivalent of a lap sized quilt, with tons of extra binding!
I must admit, it does feel good to get rid of some of my stash
PHD projects are slowly getting done. Here are my 3 finishes for 2019.
Here’s the March Report for Participants
Kate @ Life in Pieces has a beautiful March finish!!! If you love star quilts – you simply must go check it out!
Tish @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland shows her “bundle Buster” quilt … so cute, a quick and easy finish. She also shows how straight line quilting can look fantastic!
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood finished a super cute fish pillow. It is a gift that complements a awesome elephant quilt!
Deana @ Dream Worthy Quilts has a goal tracker on the right side bar. She completed her “Snow Globe” quilt! WOW!!! The quilting is pretty spectacular!
Elizabeth @ Applique and … is giving herself permission to relax and enjoy the process! In the meantime, she has some finishes – both quilting and knitting!
Sharon @ Adventures in Fiber has not posted any quilty posts for March.
- Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
- Midweek Makers @ QuiltFabrication
- Wednesday Wait Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
- Happy Needle and Thread @ My Quilt Infatuation
- Muv / Free Motion Mavericks @ Lixxie Lenard Vintage Sewing