Saturday, January 15, 2011

More Stroller Quilts (They work great with car seats, too!)

Here are a few more stroller quilts I made.  The blue one already has a special baby boy to go to.  And as promised, I am going to donate one stroller quilt a month to the children's hospital's NICU.  These quilts are quick and easy.  No batting required since they are backed with chenille.  They are trimmed in rick rack and stitched together inside out and turned.  Then a simple cross hatch quilting and finished.  Voila! :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A New Years Resolution to Stash Management

I have decided I have way too much fabric.  Now, just because I have too much doesn't mean I want to get rid of any of it.  I love fabric.  I love to look at it and I love to touch it.  I buy fabric that I don't have plans for.  I may have ideas for it, but sometimes (well, I have to be honest, a lot of the time), the ideas don't become reality because there just isn't enough time.  But I continue to add to my collection when a fabric catches my eye.  I have yards and yards of fabric, jelly rolls, fat quarters and lots and lots of charm packs.  So,  I decided to make a New Year's resolution.  No more fabric until I use what I have.  Of course there are conditions to this resolution.  I can get fabric to coordinate with fabric in my stash if I need it for a project.  But only as a necessity.  I really want to stick to this.  I know it won't be easy.  Especially with all those beautiful new fabrics coming out.  I am really determined and I know I can do it.