Coincidence? Or, Divine Intervention…

September 30, 2009 at 11:27 pm 5 comments

So, it all started out innocently enough.  I was excited!   I made  the big executive decision to merge the girls’ things into one room.  Here’s why: they sleep together anyway and they hardly use the other as a playroom. 

I wickedly and swiftly had my own sewing room.  I cannot show you pictures yet because it is still quite messy and I wouldn’t want to confuse you all with imperfection.  (HA!)  So, after the machine had been moved in, and I figured out storage, and the like, it came time to decorate a bit.  I’d had this cheater print from Denyse Schmidt for awhile and didn’t have any grand plans for it and so this is what has become of it. I cut three squares and stretched them over a canvas frame from the art supply store.  I love them.











So, I had a fair amount left over. I thought that the nice home dec weight of the canvas, and those lovely, wacky squares would turn into a nice bag or tote. So, I started to make one and here’s what we have so far….


I’m pretty excited about making a bag out of this.  I’m using Peltex fusible stabilizer so it will be extra boxy and have firm sides, which I like.  And, what’s the big deal about making a bag out of this?  Well, it’s not.  Except, a few mornings later, I opened up my Denyse Schmidt newsletter email to find this.

Hmmm.  Interesting.  County Fair fabrics are in the air I suppose.  Well, they were.  Literally. 










Fastforward a few days and what comes in the mail for me?  My DQS7 quilt from my partner.  It was her first step into the quilting world and I think she made a great, sweet quilt.  Uh…notice a theme here?











And not only did she make this, but she sent leftover stash…












So there you have it.  Do things really happen in threes?  I say yes.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. littlebluecottage  |  September 30, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    and by the way, I’m having major trouble formatting my posts. What is up with all those spaces lately? help.

  • 2. Audrie  |  October 1, 2009 at 12:22 am

    I definitely agree that things tend to happen in threes. Congrats on your new sewing room :) Wish I could help with the formatting but I don’t use WordPress so I’ve no clue.

  • 3. Anne  |  October 1, 2009 at 2:46 am

    It’s fabulous to have a dedicated room! Have you seen that Quilting Arts is having a virtual studio tour? You should think about putting your new room on there with your great fabric on canvas art! Here’s a link:

  • 4. wishes, true and kind  |  October 1, 2009 at 5:40 am

    LOL. My daughter is 20 and away at college, but one day she will REALLY move out. When she does I will first bawl like a baby, then dry my tears and start setting up my quilting studio :).

    What a sweet little doll quilt — and the leftover fabrics! So nice!

  • 5. Ann-Marie  |  October 6, 2009 at 8:25 am

    I love what you did with that DS fabric- love the wall art :)

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