Thousands of Bolts has been my favorite online shop for many years now. I love buying my Moda Bella Solids from them and I've gotten quite a bit of stash enhancements and backing fabrics. In the last year or two, my purchases from them seem to have gotten a bit more frequent and this week, they sent me an email that I couldn't ignore! They were selling Camelot Fabrics at crazy low prices-- I just surfed over to take a look at what they had and in the blink of an eye, I filled up my cart with all kinds of goodies! All of these are Camelot, except for the little floral white print, that is Michael Miller. I bought 1 yard cuts in the top photo, 4 yards of the grey (I have a plan for using that in a bold modern pattern that is lots of negative space). And the last photo is a short cut and a fat quarter. Not too shabby!
Yesterday was muggy and threatening rain. The sky didn't open up and pour until late at night, but that didn't stop me from holing up in my sewing room and enjoying my Saturday sewing and crafting and ignoring any housework that needs to be done! =O
I joined a Pincushion Swap with Scrappy Girls Club and finished up 2 super adorable pincushions. I'll hold off sharing photos until I send mine to my partner.
Next up was to work on the pink/grey thousand pyramid quilt that I started a few weeks ago. I thought I could make two of these and give to separate friends that are having girls. My plans for this quilt has changed, because I recently found out a different friend is having twin girls!!! How perfect to make this pair for the twins! (I will need to figure something else out for the other babies!)
Originally I had all the triangles cut for one quilt. After arranging the two-sies and four-sies on the design wall, it looked like it needed more variety with a bit less of the super light grey/whites. Not a problem! I cut triangles for quilt number two and put more emphasis into medium greys and few more black prints.
Ta-Daaa! I have a lot of the triangles sewn together. What I discovered the first time I made this pattern, it helps to not sew up all the triangles, because it is easier to re-arrange for better placement when you have a few loose triangles. Here is my first attempt at a layout. I'm sure after squinting that some will be move a bit. I can't wait to zip together these rows and have tops ready to quilt!
Linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash, Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday and Sew Fresh Quilt's Let's be Sewcial.