Falling Stars Baby Quilt

I love buying fabric. It’s a bit of an obsession of mine. I’m always looking for good sales online. This past Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I went a bit crazy, but we aren’t going to talk about that right now. Shopping online, I tend to lean to getting precuts. My precut of choice – fat quarters.

In case you don’t know what a fat quarter is, it’s a half yard cut in half widthwise, or 18″ x 22″ (or somewhere in that neighborhood). It is my mission in life to use each fat quarter as efficiently as I can. (Some people may try to save the world. I have more modest dreams.)

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My new favorite way to make flying geese

I hate waste. I find that a lot of quilting is taking a bigger piece of fabric and cutting it down an getting something smaller in the end. I can deal with that – it just makes sense. What you get is much nicer than you start out with. What I have a problem with is that sometimes parts of the fabric wind up as little pieces that are left on the floor that I can’t use. It drives me crazy. I find myself looking over that fabric a lot like Gollum from Lord of the Rings – My precious…. I save it all and I hope to do something with it eventually. Continue reading “My new favorite way to make flying geese”

Plata Cover

We are going away on vacation next week. We are spending 3 weeks in the States, including 3 Shabbatot. The first one we are spending in a house in Orlando, the next one will be in Potomac, at a friend of my son’s and the third one will be at my cousin’s in Huntington, Long Island.

We go to Hunting for a Shabbat practically every time we are in the US. I always bring a gift made in Israel. Instead of buying it this year, I decided to make it. (It’s still from Israel, right?)

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Mistakes Happpen – Sometimes it’s a good thing

I started making a new a quilt this week. I just love watching Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Company ┬ámake quilts. She has great patterns that look a lot more complicated than they are on her youtube channel. I was trying to make her double square star quilt. I thought it would be a great pattern to show off free motion quilting motifs that I wanted to use. The stars are really big and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. Well, things didn’t turn out quite the way I had planned. I guess it was a bit more challenging than it seemed.

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