Friday, April 20, 2012

A Dry Spell

Wow.   I feel a bit sheepish.  It's been two weeks since I've posted.

My life has been exceptionally crazy! We had spring break two weeks ago, then my husband was home for spring break the week after.  We had a birthday party for my son on Friday and then my family had to speak in church on Sunday.  Ugh!

This week it's been my turn to teach in our little Mommy & Me preschool group that my daughter Ari is in.  And, I've just been playing catch-up for the rest of the week.  I haven't had much time to sew or post on my blog at all.  I appreciate everyone's patience with me!

Thursday I had a ring at my doorbell and found this:

with this little cutie tucked in:

I have been batting-less for a LONG time.  I've just been waiting for a really good sale at Joanne's, and they had one last week, finally.  I had a coupon for 20% off your entire order, so I got each of these king sized packages for about $24.  I decided to stock up and get 5.  I'm so excited to get to work!

I'm thinking I can fit two lap-sized quilts, as well as 3 or 4 baby quilts onto one of these batts, which measure 120" X 124".

I'm planning to start with these:

The top one is my Strawberry Shortcake quilt.  The bottom one is my Ten Little Things baby quilt.  The two middle ones are older UFO's.  

I'm excited to get them all finished!  And I'm excited to try out my new Hera Marker on a couple of them!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Around thanksgiving last year (think it was the black friday sale) they had a ROLL of batting 90x90 on sale for $200 and free shipping! I stocked up with that one, keep an eye out, it was a great deal!

  2. I took advantage of that sale as well. :) I have a nice stack of quilts that have been needing some batting.

  3. Please start with the top one - I love the look of the fabric and can't wait to see it finished! :)


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