A Little Bit of This and a Bit of That
This post is about several different topics that aren’t really related at all. It’s easier to just say it’s a little of this and a little of that, and maybe some things you were wondering about. Maybe.
A Little This – Hummingbird Sew Along
The hummingbird sew along that I had hoped to launch in early January is not happening. EQ8 has gotten the best of me, and I give up. For now that is. I am trying to talk Sue into going to the EQ8 Academy in Ohio in early April. I think if I take a class it will definitely help me. I’m a hands-on, do-it myself type of learner, and I usually just jump in to figure something out. Apparently that style doesn’t work all that well with EQ8. I’m not going to give up totally on the paper-pieced hummingbird though. I’m SO darn close to having a pattern to share. And so many versions, I don’t think this is the latest because I had a light stripe between the head and the body.
If you have a sew along suggestion/idea for a quilt pattern or technique that you’d like to try, please leave a comment. I’m game for almost anything.
A Little That – Fabric Ban
My fabric purchasing ban has been lifted. Sort of, that is. I can’t even gloat (much) that it didn’t make it past the first week of the new year. The Dr. Seuss quilt that was finished in the blink of an eye – truly one weekend – has sold in our Etsy shop in an even quicker blink. That event led to SUE suggesting that maybe we should make another one. Open the flood gates, even a crack, and I’m on it. Sure. No problem! I ordered enough to make three more Dr. Seuss quilts. In my defense, that qualified the order for free shipping AND it included a previously unseen-by-us panel. If there’s a market for these quilts, shouldn’t we try to meet that demand?!! That is basic economics after all and I have a business degree.
Let me add that the entire ban may not have been lifted. I’m not really sure! While I was ordering this fabric though, I threw in a few half yards of some NFL teams that aren’t around here. We are going to make NFL fabric ornaments for Dominic so I stocked up a few different teams. I will have to share a separate post about these, because they are cool! Go ahead and twist my arm – I already started a post about sharing the details. ~smile~
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