Bohemian Color for Bohemian Squares

Bohemian Color via cottagemagpie.com

Bohemian Color via cottagemagpie.com

So, I may have mentioned that it was my birthday earlier this month. To celebrate, I spent the entire day on quilting. My local quilt shop gives a discount on your birthday, and I really wanted to take advantage! But for what? I have so many projects already started, and so much fabric already purchased, it didn’t seem like a good idea to go buy more. I mean, I am on a budget around here for goodness sake!

But then I figured, it’s my birthday, I can give myself something, right? So I decided to make something fun and colorful for the family room that I could tuck my feet under when I read a book or watched TV. At first I had tried to pull fabric from my stash to make something like one of the million ideas I already have floating around in my head. I just couldn’t settle on anything. I wanted something new, something fun, something fresh, something cheery. [Read more...]


PKM and a 1930s Assortment

PKM and a 1930s Assortment via cottagemagpie.com

PKM and a 1930s Assortment via cottagemagpie.com

Did any of you get fabric for Christmas? Me neither. But I *did* get a gift certificate to the local fabric store. I’ll be excited to use that. In the meantime, I did splurge a bit on fabric for myself. I had to take my poor sewing machine up to a quilt shop in a town over an hour away to be repaired for a large-but-not-exhorbitant amount of money, and while I was there I just had, had, had to buy some of the 1930s reproduction fabrics. I really can’t get enough of them.

I also may have gotten a little carried away on Fabric.com ordering some Christmas-y fabrics for next year, too. You know how I have all that white and red in my bedroom at Christmas now, and I was thinking how cute it would be if I had some pillowcases in bright red or bright green or bright aqua to kind of add some excitement, right? [Read more...]