As if I have nothing else to do….Prime Day strikes and I feel the need to try Diamond painting. Why? It was prime Day. I only spent $3 (on this). My little sister Kellie always liked to do diamond painting. So, why not. In my mind, I could complete this, put some quilting around it and hang on the door for Valentine’s Day. Makes sense, right?
I know nothing about how this works. Looks pretty simple, but trying to figure out how these tiny things stick to the canvas….. I will figure it out or watch a youtube video.
I really did control myself on Prime Day. There were sewing items and Fabric.com deals. I had things in my cart a zillion times, but managed to come to my senses. Good thing because Connecting threads had a 20 fat quarter pack for $14 yesterday. I could not, in good conscience, let that go. I did not. Awaiting its arrival. Funny, I actually bought that same fat quarter pack for a project a while back for $45.
Hope all your projects are moving forward. I’ll let you know how the diamond painting goes…..
Happy Diamond Painting?
I know you are all dying to know. LOL. I made this baby quilt top. I have some fat quarter packs that I have received as gifts and was trying to find a good way to use them. I still have a few things to work out, but overall came out kind of cute. I guess I find anything with dog fabric kind of cute though. Good way to use five fat quarters. I made a few mistakes in piece sizes because I forgot to properly account for seam allowance, but I think I have it figured out now.
I made the mistake of not putting all the pieces on the design board, so I have some fabrics together that I don’t like, but I will not make that mistake next time.
So, the Connecting Threads warehouse was this past weekend, in Columbus, Ohio. SO I went, almost didn’t but then on my way home from something else, decided to check it out. Glad I did and also glad I went in the afternoon. Apparently there was a 2 hour wait to get in the building when they opened. I am not patient and would not have waited for 2 hours to get in the building which was a warehouse with no air conditioning. I don’t black Friday shop either. I want/need nothing that bad.
There was still plenty of stuff for me. I bought 18 yards of fabric @ $2.50/yd. Pretty good. I did have to stand in line for abut 30 minutes though. I was a hot mess. Next time, I make Haley go stand line immediately while I shop. She tried to get me to go to the car and she would wait in line, but I toughed it out.
First picture is what I bought. Second picture is the warehouse. The fabric is on rolls, and there are rolls and rolls. The third picture is the line which wrapped around the aisle of the warehouse and up another. They also sold yarn there, lots of yarn.
So, my quilt guild is having a paint chip challenge. You draw a bag and in it is a paint hip with three colors. You need to use those exact colors and one additional of your choosing. I have completed my top, but don’t really like it (No, it is not the pineapples. I like those). I am hoping some quilting and a different color binding will make me like it more.
That brings me to the pineapples. I want to do some free motion quilting that I have not done before, so I am making some loud happy placements for my dining room. I will use them to practice the quilting for my paint chip challenge quilt.
So for my One Monthly Goal, for April, I plan on having four completed placemats. Hopefully by then I will feel comfortable quilting my paint chip challenge quilt.
I am using some fat quarters. I love these. They are so bright and happy. It makes me smile. I love the flamingos and pineapples.
Treasure your Family