Life Assorted

Hola friendos! The last two weeks have been a complete blur and I’ve totally missed reading about everyone’s projects. But I’ll catch up, promise! While I catch up on my blog reads, here’s a little of what I’ve been up to…

We recently returned from a trip to Glacier National Park. Holy smokes, this place is gorgeous. We hiked 24 miles in two days and my feet are still angry. More excuse to sit down and sew :)
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What could be better than working on my EPP project at a campground in the park? I love that I can say that part of this quilt was made in Glacier NP. This is where I’m currently at on this project. I absolutely love how slow it is going. Weird huh?!
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When we returned home, I had 4 days to get my sister’s bridal shower quilt done before her wedding. I had the top pretty much done, but that was it.
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I decided to use all the extra scraps (especially the yellows and purples!) for a pieced back. I’ve never really pieced a back before, so that was a new challenge. Not exactly one I wanted on such a time crunch.
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I seriously was still binding this as we entered the town where my sister lives. I finished the last few stitches and then we went inside and I gave it to her! Unfortunately that means I don’t have any finished pictures of this. Perhaps another trip down to see her is in order.

And in other exciting news, my sister is married! This is us right beforehand. Happy times!
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For being an amazing matron of honor (I totally was), my sis gave me an etsy gift card. Best sister ever! Part of my gift card was used on this:
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Kona Color Card!!!! I live sooo far from any solid fabrics and I kept ordering weird colors online. This is going to be a life saver.

And here’s my latest fabric purchases. I didn’t buy them to use together, but they look pretty great, so I might have to change my mind.
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Last but not least, I found the cutest iphone wallpaper the other day that totally makes me think of quilts & happiness…
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You should totally get it too and we can be pwbffs! (phone wallpaper best friends forever!)
Tinybop Hexagons by Tuesday Bassen on Poolga

Exposed! My Current Stash

I just started following a super fun quilting blog called Sarah Quilts. She posted pics of her fabric stash and asked others to join in. “You show me yours, I’ll show you mine”!

I pulled everything out of the back of my closet and although I see it every day when grabbing clothes, it just seems bigger all out there in the open. This is hopefully the biggest my stash will be. I know it doesn’t look like much, but I live and work in under 200 square feet and my fabric stash currently takes up more room than my clothes (priorities!?).

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The fabric stack on the left is all of my vintage and second-hand fabric. I haven’t actually used any of it yet. Still waiting for that perfect project. The right 2 stacks are my new fabrics.

Nothing is really folded equally, nothing is color coded, nothing is stacked in any kind of order. But I’m rifling through it so much I actually like it that way. I have to keep telling myself that fabric is for using and not for sitting there perfectly or I will quickly become that lady whose entire house is floor to ceiling with fabric.

I have told myself I’m not going to buy any more fabric until I put some of my current stuff into projects. Stay tuned :)

I’m not sure how much time is left in the link up, but you should join in! And if not, you should at least peek at everyone’s stashes, they are drool worthy!

Link Up at Sarah Quilts

WIP Wednesday: Vacation Days

I haven’t made any sewing progress since last Wednesday, but I did make some shopping progress (and sometimes, isn’t that just as fun? :)).

My husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary with a trip to Coeur d’Alene over the weekend. I had just purchased a copy of Simplify by Camille Roskelley, so I brought that with me to read. I really enjoyed looking through it and it had a few projects I’ll be adding to my list.

I talked my husband into taking me to the local quilt shop there called Bear Paw Quilting. It was in a cool lodge style building and there was a ton of fabric. I’ve been wanting to add more solids to my collection because I’m really drawn to solid quilts, but it’s so hard to buy them online (should probably just invest in a color card). Anyway, they had a ton of Kona and Moda solids so I picked out a few I liked (I believe they are all Kona… coral, grey (I think charcoal), and an off whitey color… yah should probably start paying more attention to their names). I’m really excited to start a project with them.

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While at the quilt shop, I also found the perfect fabric for binding the baby quilt for my cousin. Isn’t just the sweetest?

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I also finally got my walking foot in the mail. I have NO clue how to change the foot on my machine. I’m going to tackle that project tomorrow. With any luck, next week’s post will be of the finished quilt!

The quilt has to be ready by Friday because I go to deliver it on Saturday, so fingers crossed everything goes well. :)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced