I had a fun sewing party over here on Friday. Bari brought some of her new, beautiful LilyBelle fabric and my BFF (Best Fabric Friend) Jamie joined us for a lovely day of stitching. It was so much fun to play with Bari's fabric and I'm so happy she's with Art Gallery Fabrics now because the quality of their fabric is amazing. It's so soft and silky, sort of like a lightweight lawn. We got a few things accomplished and had a nice break for lunch and cupcakes. After they left I scoured my sewing room hoping that maybe Bari had forgotten a big chunk of fabric but alas, this is all she left me. It will have to tide me over.
And I finally finished my boys' quilt tops! What a relief. I know I still have to get the backing (using sheets again) and batting, etc. but I feel so accomplished already. I used a different fabric in the middle of the tops and bottoms so I could tell them apart. Asher picked the airplanes and I picked the little boy print for Skate. I've really loved making these since the plaids are all from my Grandpa's shirts. He's been gone 6 years now and I've shed a lot of tears making these quilts. One of the plaid squares has a couple paint splatters on it and I love it since he was always making, fixing and painting.
I'm debating which fabric to use for the binding but I'm leaning toward the green Fresh Cut fabric on the right just because it's a soft print and I'm planning on painting their room green. I'm really looking forward to the binding part (it's my favorite in spite of the sore fingers I get). I'll just pop in Pride and Prejudice and find my happy sewing place.
I cleaned out the rest of my yardage and pre-cuts and put it all in my etsy Fabritopia store at super low prices (below wholesale on most of them). Be sure to check those out. And if you're looking for some great Mother's Day gifts I'm cleaning out my Hipster Haberdasher (getting rid of the slow stuff and adding some new stuff) store so there are some great markdown's on iPad and iPhone cases (Kindle cases too).
Oh, and run over to Jamies blog because she's giving away a stack of Jennifer Paganelli's Crazy Love fabric (that's just crazy)!