Sunday, October 19, 2014

Too Much Fabric - It's Gotta Go!!

I have recently found out that I will be moving from my cute little home in the next couple of years.  Usually that is not a problem as I have moved so many times I can't count on all my fingers and toes.

But now that I have 800 bolts of fabric, 250 Jelly Rolls and over 400 Charm Packs down in my studio, not to mention all the bins of fabric, thread and patterns . . . YIKS!!

So, I am going to have a weekly moving sale here at Lavender Quilts!!

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I am going to call it Moving Sale Monday!!  Each Monday I will post items for sale at really good prices.  Example - Moda Jelly Roll of the week will be $25.00 instead of the retail price of $39.00.  Even with the shipping ($5.99) the Jelly Roll will be still be more than $8.00 off the retail price.   Each item will have it's own shipping cost and I will combine shipping costs with multiple purchases.   I will only be charging you the actual shipping cost - nothing more, nothing less!!

I am thinking this will accomplish three things:

1.  I won't have as much to move when I have to leave this home;

2.  You will get REALLY good deals on Quilt Shop Quality fabrics;

3.  You will be able to build your stash - if that is in your game plan!!

Here is how it will work:

1.   I will consistently post on Mondays at 7:00 a.m. mountain time (standard or daylight savings time whichever is in effect at the time)

2.   I will post pictures of items for sale with the number available.

3.   You will send me an email at with the reference Moving Sale and tell me which items you would like to purchase.  For Utah residents I do need to charge Utah sales tax of 6.7%.

4.   I will check my email throughout the day and send you a Paypal invoice - you do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, a credit card is fine.

5.   When everything in a specific catagory is sold, I will write SOLD so you will know that item is no longer available that week.  Monday night I will close Moving Sale Monday until the next week.

6.  International sales are welcome and with the savings you get, it will make the international postage have less of a sting!!

7.   If you have any questions you can email me at

I hope this will be a fun adventure for all of us!! 
Please tell your friends!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I Have Always Wanted . . .

to participate in a Round Robin but have never been in the right place at the right time.  So, when our Sew Small Guild started a Row Robin, I was in!!

With this Robin we supply our own fabric and I picked ~

who else??  Kaffe Fassett.  Now, as you can see this is VERY colorful and very in your face - Kaffe would be proud.  And very small - each of the 6 blocks in the row finish out at 3 inches!!

I think we get to choose the Row Robins we want to be part of if enough sign up, so I am hoping that here in "Dark and Dirty" land, someone in the Guild will enjoy branching out into the world of color!!

I'll take pictures each month so you can follow along!!  Should be a hoot!!  ;-0

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A New Day is Dawning . . .

I tried to post this picture this morning but I have been having trouble accessing my blog. I finally figured out how to do it through the back door, so I wanted to share this sunrise picture with you!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hope and Beauty!!

My dear friend, Shell, over at The Raspberry Rabbits shared this wonderful video with all her followers and I am so impressed with it, I wanted to share it with you.  Be sure to watch it full screen and listen to the message at the end!!

 Thanks, Shell, for the inspiration you always afford me!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Its a Bigger Mystery Than I thought!!

I am making a lot of progress on my Mystery Quilt from 2003!!  I have all the blocks done now and I ended up with 30 blocks!!  Yiks!!  And these are 12" blocks!!

With sashing and a border, this will make, what, a triple king size quilt??  Ok, onward and upward!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Oh, Wow!! That is Hard . . .

Ok, Janet, this will answer your question from your comment on yesterday's post!!  Everytime I try something new with my FMQing, I learn a greater and greater respect for the quilters who are really good at this stuff.

I think I'll go back to meandering for awhile!! 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Slow Sunday Stitchin'

Last week when I was over visiting Janet O, the Rogue Quilter, a dear friend of her's had sent her a beautiful single Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses block appliqued onto a background and made into a sweet little mini quilt.  Well, I have been trying to decide what to do with my one (and I hope not only) Lucy Boston block and so this afternoon I stitched it onto a background and now I am going to try some tight FMQ on the background ~

What a fun way to spotlight a Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses block!!  I'm excited!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pure Decadence!!

Ok, so I was roaming around Etsy last week and came across these darling paper straws in Susan's shop, Gardening Gal at Work.  Well, I said, I have just GOT to have some of those ~

When they got here today I was amazed at not only how fun they are but how sturdy they are.  I decided I needed to try one out and so  . . .

I made a fresh peach milkshake!!  It worked perfectly and I actually think the milkshake tasted better through that darling flowery straw!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I Haven't Done Any Sewing . . .

in over a week - not since I finished that last diamond commission quilt that got put in the mail last Monday.

But I was downstairs looking for something - canning jars, I think, and look what I came across ~

This is a mystery quilt in the working that I started over ten years ago in a Yahoo group that I belonged to when I lived in northern California - just about the time I was learning to quilt.

In digging through the box, it looks like I cheated and made a couple of the blocks before finishing all the "mystery" steps - I guess so I could see what it was going to look like finished.  Did I mention patience is not one of my finer points??

Well, since it has, what appears to be Christmas prints, I thought I would start working on it and see if I can have a new throw quilt for the holidays.

I think not sewing for that long gave me a bit of a jump start as I am ready to dive in and get going again!!

On a final note, I FINALLY did get a chance to get over to visit Janet O. at Rogue Quilter to see all the darling mini quilts quilts she has hanging throughout her home and she made us the best brunch with a homemade breakfast cassarole and homemade raspberry scones!!  Oh, they were both so delicious that I wanted seconds, but I was so stuffed that she sent me home with extras AND a sliver of pear pie that was to die for.

Its always so much fun to get together with her and makes me want to be able to go visit all my fun bloggy friends all over the country!!  Maybe even the one who lives on Quilt Lane!!  :-))

Gotta go sort out this box fun of Treasure!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014