Now that I'm in Houston, it's very easy for me to go to the International Quilt Festival, which just finished up last weekend. There were so many beautiful quilts in the show.

Jack by Sandy Curran
This quilt of Jack Nicholson cracked me up - it looks JUST like him!

Wind by Masanobu Miyama

And I'm in love with this quilt. It felt like you could reach out and pet this dog.

Together in a Friendship World by Geta Grama and Quilt.RO Group

I think this was my personal favorite. I"m always a fan of optical illusions, and this hexi sphere looks like it's coming out at you! 

Some more of my favorites. The rest of my pictures from Quilt Festival can be found here!

When you move into an older house, you find some interesting things that were left behind.

Medicine

We found this little glass medicine bottle in one of the bathroom cabinets...

Medicine

and it's almost as old as I am!

Purple Flower

Waiting until we can enjoy our new backyard.

Rocks

Since the new house is significantly older than our last one, the backyard has a personality of its own that has been created over decades.

Vice

Including a vice. Vise?

Thermometer

For now, though, we'll be staying cool inside.

Mushroom

We have quite an active backyard here.

Mushrooms

We get a lot of rain, and it's quite humid... all the time.

Mushrooms

And aren't these a sight.

Mushrooms

These giants sprung up last night too. Seriously huge.

Mushroom

They're probably all poisonous, but at least they're fun to watch pop up!

 

Strainer

I'm starting to get obsessed with the color mint. I've got nail polish, blouses, and sunglasses all in this color, and I recently found a cute strainer in mint as well. We had a yellow strainer just like this growing up, so I'm excited to have one of my own in a fun color. I think I spent a dollar on this. Well worth it.

I've been doing a little bit of sewing lately.

Marcelle Medallion Center

I couldn't help but jump on the Marcelle Medallion bandwagon that's been going on over on Instagram. Here's my center star - I love how it turned out! I picked super fun, bright colors for this quilt. It's going to be fun to slowly add borders to this and see it grow.

April do. Good Stitches Square In Square blocks

I also put together my April do. Good Stitches blocks. They're paper-pieced (pattern here), and it's amazing how such a simple pattern has such a strong statement. I'm tempted to make my own quilt out of this pattern!

Playing in the snow

Time for some overdue photos. We were lucky enough to be in a place last Christmas that snowed. For four hours. On Christmas day! Living in Texas, we don't get a lot of snow. And definitely not of this quantity. It was pretty amazing. We took the pup out to play in it for a few minutes, and he LOVED it. 

Snow puppy

Here he is waiting for the next toss. Nothing gets in the way of playing with his frisbee.

Reindeer

The landscape was pretty gorgeous. I wish we got this a little more often! Not a lot more often, though. Just a little. :)

Over the next few days, this place might suffer from some temporary outages. I'm in the middle of an unplanned hosting move, and, of course, not everything is working smoothly just yet. With any luck, I'll have it all back together soon. Thanks for your patience!

In an effort to destash a little faster, I'm splitting up my destash bundles into individual pieces. Before I list each them all on Etsy, I thought I'd share with you all what I've got to give you first picks. All of the yardage has been pre-washed, and shipping will exactly what the post office charges me. If you see something you want, send me a message (see tabs above) or leave a comment below. As usual, it will be first come, first serve, and I'll update as soon as something is sold. There's a lot here, and it's nice and cheap, so pass it on to your friends, too!

EDIT:: All fabric has been listed in my destash shop. Thanks!!

Remix Stripe by Anne Kelle Bright, 1 yard - $7
Summer, ½ yard - $3.50
Garden, 1 yard - $7
Bermuda, 1 yard - $7


Wildwood by Erin McMorris
Lotus & Leaves in Gold, 1 yard - sold
Sophie's Garden in Orange, 2 yards - $14
Sophie's Garden in Fuchsia, 2 yards - $14


Ginghams
Tanya Whelan, Darla, Gingham in Pink, ½ yard - $3.50
Lauren + Jessi Jung, Hideaway, Gingham in Tonal Pine, ⅔ yard - $4.67
Sarah Jane, Children at Play, School Gingham in Red, 1 yard - $7


Michael Miller Dots
Play Dot in Bloom Grey, 1 yard - $7
Play Dot in Spice Brown, 1 yard - $7
Play Dot in Sea, 1 yard - sold
Play Dot in Lagoon, 1 yard - $7
Hoopla Dot in Lagoon, 1 yard - $7
Lolli Dot in Sky, 1 yard - $7
Lolli Dot in Orchid, 1 yard - $7


Unknown designer, pink and red hearts, 1 yard - $5
Unknown designer, pink with white dots, 1.25 yards (unwashed) - $6.25
Barb Tourtillotte, Smitten, Red Love Bird Hearts in Cream, 1 yard - sold
Moda Bella in Betty's Red, 1 yard - $5
Riley Blake, Christmas Candy, Diagonal Stripe in Pink, 1 yard - $7
Moda Bella in Peony, 1 yard - $5
Bonnie & Camille, Ruby, Dot in Cream Ruby, 1 yard - $7
Barb Tourtillotte, Smitten. Lacy Hearts in Light Aqua, ½ yard - $3.50


Deb Strain, Always & Forever, Rosebuds in Pink, ½ yard - $3.50
Moda Bella in Lilac, 1 yard - $5
Bonnie & Camille, Bliss, Medallion in Sweet, two large pieces (35"x46" and 26"x26") - $10.50
Moda Bella in Magenta, 1 yard - $5
Cosmo Cricket, Chemistry, Diagonal Stripes in White/Pink - sold
Moda Bella in 30's Pink, 1 yard - $5
Pin Dot Red - sold


Erin Michael, Santa's Little Helpers, Candy Cane Stripe in Snow, 1 yard - $7
Erin Michael, Santa's Little Helpers, Candy Cane Stripe in Brown, 1 yard - $7
Erin Michael, Santa's Little Helpers, Candy Cane Stripe in Jolly Green, 1 yard - $7
Michael Miller, Funky Christmas, Yule Trees in Multi, 1 yard - $7
Michael Miller, Funky Christmas, That's All Stripe in Multi, ½ yard - $3.50
Riley Blake, Christmas Candy, Tossed Desserts in White, 1 yard - $7


Hobby Lobby prints
Floral, Blue/Green, 1.66 yards - $8.30
Swish, Blue/Green, 1.77 yards - $8.85
Dots, Pink & Green, three pieces (.6, 1, and 2.33) - $19.65


Pink floral, 16'x34" - sold
Pink geometric, ½ yard minus two small rectangles - sold
Blue geometric, ½ yard - $2.50
Blue turtle print, ½ yard - $2.50


Green paisley, ½ yard - $2.50
Darlene Zimmerman, Buttercup, Buttercup in Screamin Yellow, ½ yard - $3.50
Sandi Henderson, Meadowsweet, Grand Foliage in Petal, 1 yard - $7
Darlene Zimmerman, Buttercup, Buttercup in Lake, ½ yard - $3.50
Keri Beyer, Proud, Zinnia in Orange, 2 yards - $14
Pin Dot in Bright Yellow, ½ yard - $2.50


Sandi Henderson, Ginger Blossom, Blossom Buds in Avocado, 1 yard - $7
Laura Gunn, Magnolia Lane, Painters Canvas in Brown, 1 yard - $7
Tula Pink, Nest, Eggy Stripe in Leaf, ½ yard - $3.50
Laura Gunn, Magnolia Lane, Painters Canvas in Lemon, 1 yard - $7
Anthology, Folk Life, Wild Flowers in Country Picnic, 1 yard - $7
Pimatex Basics, Mini Dots in Lime, 1 yard - $5
My Minds Eye, So Sophie, Dot in Gold, ½ yard - $3.50

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Just a reminder - my bias tape shop is closing its doors on July 31st. Everything is 40% off, so grab some bias tape or quilt binding while you can. There's still some really great stuff available, including some Christmas prints for your Christmas in July projects!