Monday, February 17, 2014

Fabriholics Anonymous February Check-in!

FabAnon
Well hello all...how are my fellow Fabric Fasters doing these days?  I recently finished this and this all using things I have in my stash!  I'm pretty proud of myself...  I have also been sewing my bee blocks...my only problem is that I haven't been sewing as much lately.  However, I attribute that less to the fast and more to my life at the moment.  Have spent a few weeks with my visiting Mother who stayed to nurse our sick babe (who is 100% better btw) and getting caught up at work (a never-ending struggle but one tries).  

In fact, I haven't had much of a struggle with sticking to the fast.  So much so that I was completely caught off guard when the thoughtful Mr. MRL gave me a gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop on Valentine's Day.  Hahahhaa, I had begged him months ago to keep that gift idea in mind for February as I figured I'd be dying by now.  Just because I am not dying makes me even more committed to saving my gift certificate until later on!

I want to a shout out to those of you who have been participating in the Fabriholics Anonymous Flickr Group.  The small scrappy pouch below was inspired by the Multiplying Scraps? discussion going on via that group.  When I decided I needed to make a hair tie holder for the girls (it seems we have an endless supply of ties, clips, bows of varying shapes and sizes that are never to be found when we really need them...surprise surprise...) I chose to go all scrappy!

Also - I wanted to do some straight line quilting again on my Juki and put it through its paces.  I had a question from Hydeeann about whether I'd been having straight line quilting problems with my Juki.  I haven't, except for my attempt to quilt the rainbow top I recently put together where I had puckering in the backing (luckily I didn't get very far before noticing).  My Guild concluded that my pins were not close enough together and I have yet to go back to repin/reattempt.  For this small project Hydeeann I did not have a problem, however, it was small, so I will let you know what happens with the larger quilt when I get there.  Just so you know though, I did do this all straight lines, full speed, walking foot, pressure on midway point, didn't go back and forth much...I really went all out and my backside had no puckering...
MRL StudioScrappy pouchScrappy pouch for hair ties
Let us know how you are doing with the fast!  If you have a recent update (um, such as a "confession of fabric lust" or "had to have" buy...) you can simply link that up as well.  The point is for us to all visit and support!  So please leave a link and visit the two links above you...

- rebecca lynne


6 comments:

Jacque said...

Love, love the zipper pouch...glad your wee one is better!

hydeeannsews said...

your pouch is so cute - such great fabrics. and the quilting looks good, too.

here's another question - when you do the straight line quilting, where do you start and how do you proceed? are you doing several lines spaced far apart across the project to sort of stabilize first and then filling in, or are you just going one row after another close together?

as for the fast, I'm going with complete honesty and full disclosure this month. my confession is posted. if I signed up, the least I can do is be honest. =) kudos to you for sticking it out and making great projects from the stash! definitely hold onto that gift certificate. it's better not to start down the slippery slope at all.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Very cute and glad your backside is pucker free!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love that pouch! And well done for doing so well in fabric rehab!

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your pouch. very pretty.

jeifner said...

I'm with Lucy and think its grand your backside is pucker free :)