Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Primary Bee and new stash additions

Update: The Primary Bee is full!

Have you heard?
Have your kid(s)heard?
There is a new quilting bee just for them.
The Primary Bee
Simple basic blocks, only 1 per month, no paper piecing or applique, no mailing out fabric for bee mates to use, they work from your stash, they pick the colors, and in the end they will have a quilt that they made themselves (with a little grown up help of course).

All of the details can be found here. There are still spots available. won't want to miss out.

  I have to say that today this makes me happy.
This most certainly does not!
I know that it is only a light dusting but it is a preamble to what is to come and those that have been visiting here for a while know that I do not like winter one bit.
Yes the snow is pretty but when you have fingers and feet that are perpetually frozen, at times to the point that they hurt and it is really hard to work, winter doesn't thrill you much. My faulty internal thermostat ie. my thyroid is to blame.

Anywho last week all of my LQSs were running their annual Shop Hop Customer Appreciation Sale where you could fill your bag from any of the past hops for 20% off. On Friday after I picked the kidlets up from school, we headed over to see what goodies we could find.

I let them look around and pick out 3 FQ to use for their Primary Bee blocks. Jammer chose the Royal Blue stars, the cool Red batik and the Daffodil Yellow solid.
Sunshine's picks were no surprise. She found the pretty Pink floral, the Purple dot and the swirly Pink tone on tone. The colors are a bit off in both photos but that is what I get for taking the pictures before the sun even came up.

I was pretty restrained in my purchases. Honestly though there were some fabrics that I liked, there weren't a ton that called out my name loudly. I did find this awesome Asian print by Studio E and I got half yards of each colorway. I was seriously tempted by other prints in the line but I did resist. I have a large stash of Asian fabrics already.
This stack of Valentine's prints caught my eye and I got a half yard of each also. It is Sending My Love by Marie Cole for Henry Glass. I don't have plans for it yet but I'm looking for ideas.
Lastly I picked up a yard of each of these Swirly Girls Designs for Michael Miller. They are from the delightful line. The main print on the top kept calling to me until I picked up the bolt and carried it to the cutting table.
Of course, once I got home my mind churned with what to do with these new procurements. Looking at the Sending My Love prints led me to think of my Always & Forever charm pack. I pulled that out, flipped through my pattern binders and came up with a plan.
It goes without saying that I wanted to start putting that plan into action immediately but other pressing events took precedence. Soon though, very soon. 

I hope you have a great day. It is going to be another chilly one here and I've got a cold brewing no thanks to a coworker. No fun!

2 of you added your own colorful comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great fabrics found their way home! I can't wait to see what the kids do with their wonderful fabric picks.

Almond Tea said...

I LOVE that paisley print. Beautiful!