Saturday 31 December 2016

When Charlotte Burst Into the World

     Well here it is New Years Eve and I'm writing a blog post.  I just finished hand stitching the binding on Charlotte's quilt.
I took some photos earlier in the day before the quilt was finished as I knew we would be in darkness by the time I got home from work.

     I had a lot of fun with this quilt.  It started with a block design I made for the 2015 Fabri Quilt block challenge.  I named the block the Graduated Cross block and it was included in the 2016 Quilters Planner.  I decided to make a quilt with the block and give it to my 2nd Great Niece Charlotte.


     I made the quilt with Kona cottons .  I'm not sure of the exact colours but I decided to make a quilt with many blue blocks and one orange.  It's a fitting quilt for Charlotte and I named the quilt when Charlotte Burst into the World.

     Charlotte or Charlie as she's referred to was born so quickly that her father had to deliver her with help from emergency services over the phone. I felt the quilt design was symbolic of this. Having just been reacquainted with her over the Christmas Holidays I can say that she looks just like her father did when he was her age and that she has a very sunny personality just like the orange cross block in the quilt.

     I quilted the quilt by using the walking foot in the cross blocks.  I added a line of echo quilting around the orange block for a little extra emphasis.  Then I used the free motion foot to quilt a motif from Angela Walters 2nd book of quilting motifs.
      I wasn't sure that I would be able to quilt the free motion motif but I gave it a try and it turned out much better than I had thought it would.   These motifs are like snowflakes no two are alike.

     Here is the quilt totally finished.  The front.

and the back

     I'm really pleased with this quilt and I hope to find the time to make more quilts of my own design.  This is my third finish for the 4th quarter of the 2016 finish along and it was my December goal for OMG.  I'll be joining the link up for OMG December finishes and also the link up for Main Crush Monday on Monday.

Wednesday 21 December 2016

Holiday Greetings From Narnia

    We are in  full Holiday mode here and it has been hard to find large bits of time to work on the quilting of Charlotte's quilt.  The sewing room is also full to the rafters with donation quilts for my guild which makes it a little difficult to move around in.(They were made by guild members and I'm storing them until delivery).  I've been a bit sewing deprived so when Molli Sparkles posted the wildcard block for the Honey Pot Bee  I took it as an opportunity to squeeze in a little bit of sewing. 

      Jason Yenter meets Sarah Watts in these blocks with a little Japanese neutral thrown in for the tree trunks.  Don't you think the Lions look like Aslan from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.  That was the first series of books I can remember falling in love with as a kid.....nope  Harry the Dirty Dog and Curious George came before that.

      My quilting life is a busy as a bee hovering around a honey pot so I don't really need another bee, but this one is just perfect cause I don't have to do anything if I don't want too, or if my life goes off the rails somehow.  And heck if all the blocks are as easy as this one which comes from a tutorial by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter I'll be able to do it in my sleep.  Just kidding, when I sleep I sleep.  Plus we get to pretend we are princesses and wear tiaras (I'll have to get one) and drink sparkly wine.  What could be better.?

     The best thing of all is I'm going to make this quilt entirely from my stash.  Well if I cheat a little you will never know.
I collected all these fabrics here for a project in the past which I never got around to making.  I may not use them all and I may toss in something else if I think it will work better.

  Here you have it.  There's lots of Cotton and Steel, a little Violet Craft a little Dear Stella and other miscellaneous stuff from my past.

     I doubt I will post again until after boxing day so Happy Solstice my friends (yes today is the shortest day and they start getting longer tomorrow.  Yay!) Merry Christmas, have a wonderful holiday  and I'll see you back between boxing day and New Years when I link up with Cheryl's Best of 2016. I'm linking this post to Let's Bee Social.

     Do you have your tiara yet?


Friday 16 December 2016

2017 Goals

     Last year I found that taking the time to settle my mind and come up with goals for the year was a really good process for me.  So I am joining Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl once again in linking up goals for 2017.
     This year I've decided to have the over arching goal of Having More Fun!  The last year has brought me quite a bit more work to do with my extended family and my Quilt Guild. It's not that these things aren't enjoyable but they do take up a lot of time and I want to make sure that I'm using my personal/quilting/blogging time in ways that bring me joy rather than stress.  

    Quilting Goals

 There were three projects I really loved working on this year.  One was Charlotte's quilt ( my own block design).  One was playing around with colours and 1/2 square triangles and the other was working on an improv piece.  So in 2017 I plan to 

1.  Continue to work on more of my own block and quilt designs.
2. Play more with colour and with intuitive processes such as improv.
       I also plan to 
3.  Work more on my free motion quilting as that has become more enjoyable for me as my skills improve.
4.  Work on buying a bit less and using more of what I have on hand.

Blogging Goals

Although Instagram provides pretty quick response to posts I still prefer the deeper connections and discussions that come with blogging so with that in mind I will

1.  Continue to connect with other bloggers who I have come to value as friends. 
2.  Continue to work on blog improvements and yet to be determined challenges.
3.  Continue to work towards posting twice a week

Personal Goals
     I have a hard time meeting personal goals, but I met one of my personal goals from 2016 and I'm really excited to share this with you.  My goal was to get more exercise and to meet this goal I joined a gym.  Now I am not a join the gym type of person I'm more of a sit around in your pajamas reading novels kind of person.  So for me this is really big.  I chose the gym my two quilting buddies go to.  I go to aquafit twice a week and I work out at the gym once a week. Recently I added another small workout at home.  I've been going to the gym since September so I know I'm going to keep it up. For other personal goals I'm going to.

1.  Keep working on meditating more.
2.  Work with my Naturopath to get my blood pressure down a bit.  It's always been on the high end of normal and I'd be happier to see it a bit lower.
3.  Figure out a way to see my grandson a bit more.  Now that's fun!


Wednesday 14 December 2016

Mid December Update

     I've started the quilting on Charlotte's quilt.  So far I've been using the walking foot in each of the crosses.  I'm enjoying the process and loving how it looks but it's a slow process and I've given up on getting it finished by Christmas.  I'm still holding out for the end of the month but even that may be a stretch.  December is such a full month.  I'm out just about every night this week and we will be celebrating Christmas with Dwight's side of the family on Saturday and possibly Sunday as well. When the relatives come up from the States we squeeze in a lot of visiting.

     Last Saturday I got together with Cyndy and Wendy for sewing.  I worked on a couple of things.  I finished my Washi Tunic in plenty of time to wear it next Spring. Do you think it's colour is Greenery?  If so I guess I'll be on trend.

     I made it out of an AnnaMaria Horner knit that I bought on sale at Len's Mill. It's pretty bright but it's super comfortable and I think it looks pretty good on me.  The composition in the photo isn't the best but I have to say it's pretty hard to get photos with natural light in Ontario in the winter.  Here's what my back yard looks like.  This is my second finish for the 4th quarter of the 2016 finish along.  The original list is here and the button is in the sidebar.

     This cat is the second thing I worked on.  It will be joining the others I have made for Cat Treats a pattern by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.  The last time I got together with my friends I tried sewing two at a time.  Unfortunately I sewed the ears to the chin fabric on those two and I'll have to reconstruct them.  One at a time seems safer.

     Like always the three of us had a great time and when it came time to leave Wendy gave us each a Christmas floral arrangement she had made.  Here's mine.  Isn't it lovely.

     It's a beautiful sunny winter morning.  I don't start work until 11:00 today and I'm enjoying a hot cup of tea as I reflect on how lucky I am to have good friends both off and online.  I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social at my friend Lorna's.  I know she will be happy to see the cat.

Sunday 11 December 2016

A Little Alison Glass

     My local Quilt Shop has marked down their remnants to 30% off so last Saturday Cyndy and I stopped in on our way home from the Gym.  Among the goodies I picked up there was this piece of Alison Glass fabric from her line Hand Made. 

     It got me to thinking that I should pull out my collection of Handmade fat quarters and do something with them. I got these fat quarters with a gift certificate I won for Mad About Patchwork.  It was a couple of years ago and the first thing I won on line. I believe it was the first link up of Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by Leanne of She Can Quilt and Nicky of Mrs.Sew and Sow.   I love the earthy simplicity of this collection but I haven't been sure what to do with it.

     Imagine my delight when I discovered that Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl is holding an Alison Glass Challenge and link up on her blog in January, to encourage quilters to use up the Allison Glass fabric they have in their stash.  No wonder this fabric was calling my name. One lucky person will win a fat eighths bundle of Allison's latest collection  Seventy Six which is quite different from this but also very beautiful.

     I think I have enough fabric here to make two quilts but what to do.  I've got until January 31st to get it done.......Hmm should I make plus signs ....or stars....or nine patches. While I'm pondering this I think I'll link  up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash.  I wonder if there is more Alison Glass in the line up.


Tuesday 6 December 2016

Keeping the Flow Going

     After catching up with the Meadow Mystery I figured I better keep the flow going and I finished up December's instructions on the weekend.  

     How's this for an artsy photo.  You'll have to bear with me here.   My camera which has been acting up for a while has finally died and I'm having to work on my photography skills with an ipad.

  When we get to this point in the making it's fun to start playing around with things to see how things might develop with the quilt.  So here are a couple of layouts on my design wall.

     Yes I did notice that the block in the top right hand corner has a mistake in it and I did fix it.

     When I completed Novembers blocks I was despairing a bit about all the pink and purple together but I can see now that the pink is really needed to give the other colours some punch and I'm hoping it will get woven throughout the quilt.

     I also managed to sew the backing for Charlotte's quilt and I'm looking forward to pin basting it tonight.  I can start the quilting tomorrow morning before I go to work. Woo Hoo!
I'll be linking this post to Let's Bee Social hosted by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Sunday 4 December 2016

December Goal

     Here it is the 4th of December and I have yet to post my December OMG goal.  I've known what my December goal would be for ages, so I have no excuse.   This month my goal is to finish Charlottes Quilt.

     Here's a picture of the quilt top when I finished it back in May.  I'm planning to do some quilting with the walking foot and some free motion.  I think I can get it done by the end of the month but I would really like to get it done by Christmas.  That might be a stretch as life just gets busier and busier in December and opportunities for quilting become more scarce.  But I'll give it a try.   For now I'm linking up with Patty of Elm Street Quilts.  I wonder what everyone else has in mind for December.  I'm also going to link up with Beth of Cooking Up Quilts because this quilt is one of my favourites.

Wednesday 30 November 2016

All Caught Up!

     I'm happy to say that I am all caught up!  Well with the Meadow Mystery quilt that is....I'll never be caught up with everything.  I spent the last couple of weeks finishing Octobers little blocks.

     I'm happy to say they are all finished and trimmed up.  You know I used to hate trimming blocks but I've grown to like it.   I had fun figuring out how to trim and keep the centre point in the middle.  It's hard to believe that these are the first hourglass and 1/2 hourglass blocks I've done.  I'm not sure why that is.  I guess they've just never turned up in anything I've made before.  

     With Octobers blocks out of the way, I set my focus on Novembers blocks and managed to motor through them in a few days.  I got super efficient with my time and divided the tasks up into manageable units.  Ten minutes of time here sew the first 1/2 square triangle onto the square in a square blocks,  10 minutes available later pin the next set on.  Hopefully I remember to do this in the future.

      Now the fun thing with Mystery Quilts is that you never know what your fabrics are going to do in relationship to each other. I'm loving how the colours play together in the October blocks. I'm not so sure about Novembers blocks.  I find the combination of purple and pink in my flying geese units a little overwhelming!  

    I'm hoping the pink will get spread throughout the quilt to tone it down a little....but only time will tell.

     See, much better.
     For this quilt along Cheryl gave us the option of cutting the pieces for 1/2 square triangles, square in a square, and flying geese 1/4" larger for trimming down.  I chose to do this and I found that my flying geese and square in a square blocks where the most accurate ones I've made.

     I'm linking this post up with my friend Lorna for Let's Bee Social then I'll be in the sewing room, piecing together the back  for Charlotte's quilt (next in line for quilting).  And I just might start a new project for my niece. I've been gathering fabrics for this one and I'm quite excited to get a start, and that my friends is why I will never be caught up!

Friday 18 November 2016

November Goal is Finished

     I've got a finish to share here.  This one has been hanging around waiting for me to quilt it for at least a year.  There were a few things holding me back on getting it quilted.  One thing was that I wanted to get a little more quilting under my belt before I quilted it.  But really what I think held me back the most was that  the colour scheme in this quilt doesn't do a lot for me so I wasn't feeling the desire to quilt it.  The Rainbow Rose for example did a much better job of calling my name.

     This is a comfort quilt made for the Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence unit at the local hospital in my city.  We handed  the blocks out at the Guild for folks to sew into 9 patches then I cut the nine patches to make disappearing nine patch blocks and I pieced the quilt top.  Then it sat and sat waiting for me to quilt it.  I decided to try an all over boxy square quilt design.  This was quite a challenge for me as I find straight lines hard to quilt, but I'm glad I chose it because it gave me lots of practice.  

     I ran into a couple of challenges with the quilting process, one at the beginning and one at the end.  To start with when I put the quilt top on the batting I realized that the quilt was too long to fit on the batting, so I took the top and bottom outer boarders off the quilt.  Feeling a bit pressed for time to get the quilt pinned I decided to keep the side borders on and decided it would just have to have a unique design. At the end of the process I was sewing the binding on when I came to the end of the binding.....but there was still more quilt to bind.  So I added in a small section of a patterned fabric in almost the same colour.  It will just add interest says me.

     While I was quilting this quilt I spent some time thinking about how I would like to quilt Charlotte's quilt,  which is the next quilt in the line up.   I think I have a plan and we will see how it pans out.   It's hard to believe I got the top pieced in May.  It's about time I quilted it.   I'm hoping to get it done before I get together with her family around Christmas.
     This is my first finish of the 4th Quarter of the 2016 Finish Along (button in the sidebar).   It's also my November Goal for OMG now hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts.  I'll be linking up with her later in the month, but for now I'm linking up to TGIFF which is hosted this week by Debbie at The Quilt Journal

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Hashtag Happy Mail

     Today is a typical November Day in my part of the world, which is to say it's grey, a bit cold and raining.  I'm not complaining, November so far has brought us typical October weather, clear sunny skies.  I think we are all feeling a bit spoiled and guilty.  Yes Global Warming is real.
I was very happy on this typical November day to go into the kitchen this morning and see a package waiting for me on the counter.  I guess it arrived yesterday but wasn't found until this morning when Dwight got the morning paper off the porch.

     This lovely package came from my friend Helen, who blogs at Midget Gem Quilts.  Helen and I met during the 2015 New Bloggers Blog Hop.  We were both participants in Stash Bee last year.   I crashed her hive and made her a block and she returned the favour.  Here's her beautiful block.

     It's the Circle of Squares block or Circle of Friends.  Speaking of Circle of Friends, it was the pursuit of the directions for making this block that started my friendship with Kate of Smiles From Kate.

        Helen also included this pretty card and this lovely coaster made of Liberty of London fabrics (don't I feel special).

     While we are on the subject of friends and happy mail. I've been meaning to share this photo of a wonderful little basket I received a while ago from my friend Sandra of Musings of a Menopausal Melon.

   It's so beautiful and it sits beside my sewing machine collecting all that stuff you need nearby and don't want to misplace.

     In a couple of hours I'll be walking in to work and taking some happy thoughts of my blogging friendships and happy mail with me.   For now I'm linking up with Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.

Monday 14 November 2016

Bee Day!

    I keep thinking things will settle down somewhat with my life, but it doesn't seem to be happening.  This month we've had a couple of evening trainings for my job and we held the Quilt Bee for the Community Outreach Committee of my local guild "The Royal City Quilter's Guild".  We have a sub group of our committee (thank you Ann an Alyson) that does the bulk of the work for the Bee Day but there is a lot of prep work the rest of us have to do as well.

     I love Bee Day!  It's so much fun quilting with a group from the guild.  Twenty six of us turned up and set to work making blocks and sewing kits together.  I was able to spend time with quilting friends and to get to know some newer members a little better.  Two of the quilt tops came home with me and I'd like to share them here with you.

     Carol and I worked on putting this quilt together. This is the best shot I could get of it.  It's in the shadows because the sun is so bright at this time of year that whites and yellows where washing out in the other pics. The pattern is Star Bright designed by Katie Blakesly and offered for free on her blog Swim Bike Quilt.  This is the baby size with the blocks sized up to 7 1/2".  I love this quilt for it's simplicity in construction and it's striking graphic design.

     Wendy put this next quilt together.

     This is the Akito pattern by Pat Fryer of Villa Rosa Designs, again adapted to fit our size requirements.  Both of these quilts tops came together in a few hours.  I'm always on the lookout for simple patterns that make up quickly into quilts, as we donate between 80 and 100 quilts a year.

     I'm heading over to Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts to say hello to Beth and the other quilter's who have linked up there.  I hope that you all found time to quilt this past weekend.

Thursday 3 November 2016

November Goal

     I find the process of setting a goal for each month really useful .  I may not get my goal done but I do tend to move the project I choose towards completion. In October I managed to get a comfort quilt for my guild's donation program about half finished. I consider that to be a good accomplishment. This month I've been going back and forth. Should  I stick with last months goal or go for a new goal in order to move another quilt towards finishing.  If I choose a new goal it would be Charlotte's quilt as I would like to give it to her when our families get together at Christmas.

Charlotte's Quilt

     But there is something to be said for managing to complete a goal as well.  It's good for the quilting soul.  When I first thought about my goal for this month  I thought it would be too easy to choose the Comfort quilt as it's half quilted and I figured I could get it done in about a week.So I thought I would have plenty of time to get Charlotte's quilt done. Then I realized I had quite a few commitments this month.  We have our comfort quilt bee at our guild all day on November 12th and we have to spend about a day preparing for that.  So my time is more limited than I first thought.

Comfort Quilt

In the end I decided to continue with the comfort quilt and then move onto Charlotte's quilt. If I'm lucky I should have one completed quilt and move another towards completion.

     I'd like to thank Heidi at Red Letter Quilts for hosting One Monthly Goal this year.  She's done a wonderful job of supporting us in our monthly goals.  She has passed the job on to Patty of Elm Street Quilts.  Thank you Patty for taking on the link ups for the rest of 2016 and for 2017.

Monday 31 October 2016

Cats and More Cats

   On Saturday my local guild held a workshop with Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.  It was a lot of fun. Lorna ran the workshop by letting us all choose one of her patterns. We all worked on our own pattern and Lorna walked around the room and helped us out as needed.  Lorna is a lot of fun she has a great casual style and fun sense of humour.
      I know you would love to see lots of pictures from the workshop but of course I forgot to bring my camera.  There is just so much you have to get ready for a workshop it's hard to remember everything.   You can check out Kathy's blog Kathy's Quilts as she remembered her camera and I'm sure there will be lots of photos there.  There might even be a group photo.  If you see me in that photo and I'm holding a block you may notice that I sewed the wrong tail on my animal as I was hurrying to finish a block for the photo.

    I chose to work on the pattern Cat Treats. This is what I managed to accomplish at the workshop.  Two nice chocolate kitties made of brown stamped batiks and grey dots.  My friend Wendy also worked on the Cat Treat pattern. She altered the pattern slightly to incorporate the fabrics from the cat bodies to their heads.  I liked this alteration so I copied it of course.

      And I did these since the workshop.  I love the stripes and the men's wear light bits on these two.

     And these two as well.  The one on the right is representative of my cat Benni.

     Here's a photo of Benni.  Can you see the resemblance?  I included the orange triangle to differentiate the head from the body, although Benni does have some orange spots on the back of his neck.

      I bring my older, smaller machine with me to workshops, and also when I get together with friends to sew.  I think I'll keep this project to work on when we next get together.  There are 6 more cats to sew and 12 fishbones each with a lot of little pieces.  I wonder how long it will take me to finish it.  I'm linking up late to Main Crush Monday held at Beth's Blog and on Wednesday to  Let's Bee Social at Lorna's Blog.

Wednesday 26 October 2016


     I've continued to be busy in October with Canadian Thanksgiving and other commitments but I did manage to piece the backing for the Disappearing Nine Patch and I have started on the quilting.   Proof positive that I'm on my way.

     I've gotten the quilt about half way quilted This is my first time quilting all over boxy squares and I have to say that straight  lines are not my forte.  Which is of course why I am practicing them.  Every time I quilt with my home sewing machine I long for a table where I can drop the machine down into it because things get very weird at times when the quilt gets caught.

     I don't think I will manage to finish this goal this month but I'm happy I set it as my goal because at least I've started and I'm moving it closer to completion. I think I'll get it done about a week late.
     The reason I won't get it quite finished in time is that I will be going to a workshop on Saturday with Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts. Yay! That will use up one full day and there is also all the cutting to be done in advance.  I'll be making her Cat Treats Pattern and I'm looking forward to a fun day of sewing with friends.

     My original plan was to start my cutting on Sunday but when I pulled the material out to start I hated it.  Has that ever happened to you?   I bought the material a while ago and I've seen it together and thought it was fine but when I went to cut it I decided it wasn't going to work.   I even took the background fabric to my living room to assess things and I still didn't like it.  

     This made a trip to the local quilt shop necessary to replace the background fabric.   I settled on a lighter green that I thought would work better and of course while I was there I kept seeing fat quarters that I liked with it that I thought would look great as cats so  I've pretty much revamped the whole quilt and here's what I ended up with.  Two of these fabrics were in my original pile.

     Dark cat fabrics in the top row and light cat fabrics on the bottom row.  I'm happy with this arrangement and think the quilt will look great in my living room. The plan is to have lots of quilts in the living room to keep the actual cat from further destroying the furniture.

     I'm linking this post to all the others at Let's Bee Social.  I'll see you on Saturday Lorna.  Looking forward to it.

Monday 17 October 2016

Catching Up

     Life seems to have settled down somewhat since the busyness of September and I have found a bit more time to catch up on my quilting.  I have finished the September work for the Meadow Mystery Quilt Along.  This gives me almost three weeks to get the October piecing done before Cheryl gives us the November instructions on November 3rd.  As far as I'm concerned that means I'm caught up.  Note the other hsts are done as well, I just didn't put them in the photo.

     See those little brown and cream 1/2 square triangles in the middle of the block? Those are 1/2 square triangles for the Mod Bear Paw quilt along.  I will likely never catch up with that quilt along but I'm happily piecing along at my own pace.  Maybe I'll have my top together by the final linkup and if I'm lucky maybe Lorna will let us link up our completed tops.
      I would like to give a shout out to Raewyn of Stitching Farm Girl  who shared a link to making 8 hsts at a time which I am now using.  I've very happy for this.  Thank you Raewyn.

     I also finished my October block for Stash Bee Hive 8.  This one is going to the other Lisa in my Hive.

     It's a really pretty block.  It was very easy to sew together but tricky to find just the right fabrics to put into it and to arrange them in a pleasing manner.  I've really enjoyed being in the bee.  It was sometimes challenging, but lots of fun trying out the different blocks my fellow members asked for.  It was also so exciting to have my blocks all arrive at my house over one month!

     If you are interested in joining Stash Bee for 2017 the sign up is on November 1st. 

I'm linking this post up to Main Crush Monday hosted by Beth of Cooking Up Quilts.


Sunday 16 October 2016

Part Two Of the Summer of Luck

     When I posted here about my summer of luck I promised to share the rest of my goodies when I received them. Well that time is now.  Oodles of fabric goodness arrived in my house during September.  Here it is October and I've taken until now to post about it.

     I received a gift card for Sew Sisters for a ThrowBack Thursday blog post.  I wasted no time at all choosing these beautiful low volume prints to add to my stash.

     The one on the right is Anna Maria Horner and the two on the left are Carolyn Freidlander.  Here's a closeup so you can see the design on the middle fabric.

     Isn't it divine!  I love Carolyn Friedlander's graphic prints and Anna Maria Horner has always been one of my favourites.

    I also won a Gift Certificate for Canadian National Fabric during Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts Week of Giveaways.  It was a pretty big gift certificate so I picked up lots here.

First up is  2 1/2 yards of a Colorworks solid which I'll use for a background for a community outreach donation quilt.  The beautiful  fabric on the top is a 1/2 yard of Crystalia in Opal.  It's a pretty amazing fabric and I'm sure I'll have a lot of fun figuring out what to do with it.  It should get my creative juices going.

     Then  I picked  a 1/2 yard each of these two beauties.  They are On the Wing Wildflowers in Robins Egg and Suncatcher. Won't they look smashing together in a quilt.

      I'll also have fun playing around with these two Royal Retro fabrics.  That's green and blue grid on the left and Tear Drops multi on the right.

     And last but not least I picked up some more 1/2 yards to add to the low volume stash.  These two are from the Modern Background Paper collection by  Zen Chic.

     But wait that's not all.  I also won one of the link ups with 
for the Snowflake Shimmer quilt along held by Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl  I won a pack of Aurifil Thread.  I love Aurifil thread so I was pretty excited to win this prize.

     The Color Story collection curated by Sharon Holland.  This is a really pretty and fun collection with  5 small spools of 50 weight on the top row and 5 small spools of 12 weight on the bottom.  I guess I'll be hand quilting eventually.

     We'll that's the haul from the Summer of Luck.  I feel really really lucky winning so many prizes this summer...may you be just as lucky.  I'm linking this post up to Molly Sparkles  Sunday Stash.