I placed an order on Saturday afternoon after we got back from the quilt show with 5bucksayard and that order arrived today. These lovely checks are for the applique project that I've been doing all the prep work for, #7 on this list. Chris gives wonderful service and there's a good selection of fabrics on her site, none over $5 a yard, hence the name of the site. My order from Colonial Crafts also arrived today, hmmm yummy jelly roll.. This range of fabrics is so much prettier in real life, such gorgeous shades of creams, peaches, golds and blues. I already have a quilt pattern picked out for these, I just need to get the 7 yards of background fabric, plus finish some of these other starts first.
Next is the Desk Deli Tote bag, and I just have to blame Kim. She twisted my arm when she showed a couple of amazing finishes using this pattern on her blog just before Christmas and I just had to have it. I'll use this pattern as part of Jenna's Christmas present this year.
Last is this gorgeous pattern also Kim's fault.....lol..... When I saw this I immediately thought of this Christmas and decided that it was something I just had to have....
Only one more order to arrive, and that's my order for Aurifil Thread. Check the link if you enjoy working with the best thread. Nancy has the lowest price on this thread, believe me I've checked just about every store that stocks it and haven't found a lower price.
I'd like to know from those of you who do applique, what sort of needle you use, brand and size. Also how do you prepare your bias vines. Do you cut strips or make a tube and cut the total length?
Ok it's time to go and wash these fabrics and get back into the sewing room and attach a border or two.
Happy Stitching, and thanks so much for taking the time to visit with me.