This morning I decided I wanted to get busy on Lori's quilt along named Mountain Trail. She had already finished all the steps for it, so I was a few weeks behind because of our trip. I got all 20 blocks finished and up on my design "door." This is the 3rd QUA of Lori's that I have participated in. Thanks, Lori!
This week I listened to American Patchwork and Quilting Radio and heard an interview of Jennifer Paganelli. I was impressed by the interview and looked up her web site. She is a fabric and pattern designer, so I decided to order an epattern from her. You can see what I ordered here. I received the pattern by email and when I looked it over I was VERY impressed. I have never seen a pattern with instructions as good as this one. I made me think of my DIL who is starting to learn to sew and she wanted me to help her make a tunic. The instructions for that one were deplorable! Anyone who didn't know much about sewing would never be able to figure it out. I'm going to tell my DIL about Jennifer's patterns. I hope you will check them out as well. These are patterns for clothing - for women and girls. Each pattern has all the sizes included.
Yesterday I received a 60% off coupon for JoAnn's, so I thought this would be a good time to go and get fabric for my new tunic. Well, as most of you know, the coupon is only good on a regular priced item. I looked at the fabric and the only thing that I liked for the tunic was $12.99 fabric marked for 30% off, so that would make it $9.00 per yard. That wasn't low enough for me, so I decided I would be better off using a 50% off coupon when the good fabric wasn't on sale.
I decided to look around and see if there is something else I can use the 60% off coupon on. Then I remembered that I needed a new ironing board cover (see below). And I saw some perfect fabric for it - a nice heavy duty muslin type, so I got to use the coupon after all.
|Ironing board fabric|
Hope you have a good weekend.