I have decided I would tell you a little bit more about myself. My life is pretty exciting right now. I am getting married next month! I have two kids from a previous relationship that just adore my fiance and I couldn't be more excited. We are having just a small wedding with close family and friends and getting married on the shore of Lake Tahoe.
That being said, right now my quilting budget is pretty low right now. I have a couple of throws I am working on as gifts. I am trying to use fabrics mostly from my stash. That only semi worked. One is for my future sister-in-law who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She started chemo last Friday and I thought she would love a nice cuddly quilt to curl up with when she wasn't feeling well. I am also making a similar one for my future mother-in-law as thanks for all her help planning the wedding. And its a good thing they are quick because I don't have much time left. But there is a good reason why its taking so long. A few years ago I made one of these throws for myself. I love it. The kids love it. And so does everyone else. It lives on my living room couch. Its made of chenille with four square blocks and a flannel backing. I found the pattern in the Love of Quilting magazine. (GREAT Magazine!)
This is the issue it came from. I actually had to buy the digital version because I lost my paper copy. Anyway, when I originally made it I used a chenille that was wavy. And now apparently, they no longer make the wavy chenille in a beige or natural color. And I really, really, really wanted it. I have been hunting for weeks. I did finally find it a few days ago but at the steep price of 18.99 a yard. Ouch! But its now ordered and its on its way. These throws are super quick to put together once you have all the needed materials.
I am also working on about a dozen other projects but those will have to wait for another time. My blue Dear Jane quilt is most definitely deserving of its own post. But don't worry, I am only about 5 blocks in. :)
Have a good day and Happy Quilting!