Sunday, May 4, 2014

#54 Great Opportunity.........I'm so flattered

So I have been taking it easy and not much has been happening in the UpstairHobbyRoom, as I have been fighting some kind of stomach bug.... :(  But fingers crossed I am on the mend!!

Before the flu hit I had started to work on my MQG fabric challenge by Michael Miller!! Love the fabric line and the fabrics are so soft. My daughter was over and checking out the latest goings on, and made the same comment, adding they would be great in a baby quilt!! So true, just for the texture, but I think this line would make a great modern baby quilt.
I've designed a wall hanging that will go on the blank wall behind my long arm.

Sorry for the quality of the pictures, its the full width of my design wall and I was having problems capturing a picture well. I am designing this as I sew, probably not the best plan, but I am new at this and it's a fairly simple design!! And surprise of all to me my quilt math went very well. I changed the border of the last picture, wasn't really loving the yellow down the sides. The sides are now white and I can't wait to get this quilted and hanging on my wall.!! 

I did manage to get in some online shopping, first  for the Modern InstaBee I am in! Our July block is with Carnaby!! I was having the hardest time finding it and then Sew Sister's email came and there it was and on sale, whoop whoop!! So after the July block pieces have been cut, these fabrics are going to be used for linings, for the bags I have yet to make, for the Bag of the Month I joined over at SewSweetness.  That was my second shopping adventure. I placed my first order with Emmaline can't make bags without hardware!!

My big news.....

I received a very wonderful offer to work with the Jinny Beyer Batiks and Cotton Supreme Solids!!!!

 I received these beautiful fabric sample cards in the mail from RJR Fabrics and then gorgeous fabrics mission to sew something special with them!! I am so lucky!!!

 The fabrics are fantastic, I know it seems that there is a "love it" or "hate it" relationship with batiks, but I think they are special and so versatile. They have such great colours and the patterning is amazing. By themselves paired with solids or as blenders, I love this fabric....... all fabric  ;) (hoarder)

So while I am waiting for the rest of the fabric to arrive for my sewing project, I decided to do another project with the batiks.

My husband came home from a trip to Stratford a week and a half ago. Those who follow on Instagram will have seen the yummy Chocolate Minties he brought me, from Barr's !! Yum!!
While he was at the Vet's he was chatting with one of the ladies there (Anne) and showing my blog (love him!! :)  ) and found out about a Jog for Cancer that was looking for sewn flags, The Flags of Hope for Wellsprings. So he came home with the sheet with all the info on it and asked if I would be interested in submitting a flag. Yes! of course...I love to sew, love to give back, and who hasn't been touched by this horrible disease, family, friend, neighbor, co worker.....
So this is what I came up with, again simple design, but I'm having so much fun designing projects (really need to learn how to use my EQ7, still using graph paper)!! This time though my math was right, but my processing of the pattern was So need to tweek this pattern a bit, but I love how it turned out and the fabrics look amazing!!

I still love adding my labels!! So cool to know I designed, and made this start to finish!! (Don't forget if you are looking for labels to check out Ikaprint, use "upstairshobbyroom" to save 5% on your order)

That's it for my week!! Next week hopefully all my BOM blocks will be done and ready to show!!
Late Entry: Yes I chose option B, lol, but in my defense I am still fighting the flu and I did have to match up my dresden seams!! Plus I have sewn 2 versions of a Dresden Plate before, when I made the Craftsy BOM 2012!! So I was going for a 3rd version!! (big smile on my face, you believe me, right!!) Truthfully I am glad I chose this version, I really like how it turned out!!


  1. I'm glad to see that someone else is making this version of the block! I still have to sew my April blocks together (the HST's are all made, but I forgot to trim and had to go back…). Anyway, I'm doing a scrappy version and I think I would like my scraps in this arrangement :)

    Your wall hanging quilt is very pretty! We just received our challenge fabrics at our quild meeting last week. I have an idea for the fabric, but have a few other projects that I must finish first.

  2. Oh those batics are so rich! Lovely,
    The little flag is just perfect!
    I adore your last block, fabuliscious!

  3. That wall hanging will look so great behind a long arm. I need to make some smaller quilts to hang in my sewing area too! Thanks for linking up while I hosted Anything Goes Mondays!

  4. Congratulations! That is so awesome. Love what you did with the batiks. That is a really cool version of the dresden block!

  5. Your wall hanging quilt is awesome! And I really love that BOM, the colours go so great and the way it's framed really make the pattern the star. And the mini quilts for the jog. Basically everything.

  6. This looks amazing, and woohoo for getting that Carnaby Street fabric! I LOVE that fabric collection!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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