Here’s some doings this past week…courtesy of my phone camera.
  In my latest order United Notions included a color card of Moda Bella Solids…
it is HUGE.
Almost too huge…I can’t find a place to put it.
And speaking of huge my UPS man probably hated me this week:
I bought my second roll of Warm and White while it was 50% off at Joanns with a free shipping coupon.
It should be enough for one or two quilts I think.  ;)  My husband was thrilled.
On larger quilts I do the quilting on the dining table …Sophie loves to watch…and pull the quilt down.


The chickens!


I finished cutting up my Briar Rose bundle last night.
I stayed up way too late…and my kids woke up way too early (yawn).

26 Responses to Insta-Friday

  1. beaquilter June 8, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    he he I get the batting like that too and wait for a discount and then free shipping coupon! I have a color card like that too I hung it on my wall vertically though, but it's SEW pretty to look at.

  2. the mrs June 8, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    So you do actually have chickens! :-) I've always wondered. We had 9 lovely months with 3 chickens before we had to move. I loved those things. A lot noisier than I expected though even without a rooster. Can't wait to see what you do with your Briar Rose.

  3. Janice June 8, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    ok, 1. I don't know HOW I was not following you on IG, but now I am. 2. I always want to buy a roll of batting, that is awesome! 3. I am DROOLING over your Briar Rose bundle. Lucky you!!!!

  4. corinne June 8, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    I also, wanted to buy large roll of batting. I also have chickens, enjoy my girls.

  5. claudia June 8, 2013 at 2:29 am #

    I have two chickens. I wish I could have more, but the two I have will not let me bring in any others. (They are so mean sometimes!)
    I want a roll of batting like that. I do not know where I would keep it though, I don't even have a space to quilt yet!!!

  6. Katidids June 8, 2013 at 3:34 am #

    What an awesome deal on the batting. Our Joann's local will do the online deals as well in the store. lucky/sadly they are less than 5 miles away. I like to go in and just drool. I can not leave there empty handed!

  7. Carla June 8, 2013 at 4:46 am #

    Sophie is developing her love of fabric ; ) aren't chickens great? I miss having my 'girls'

  8. N. Maria June 8, 2013 at 4:59 am #

    I have that Moda Card and it IS huge!
    We don't have a local JoAnn's so I miss out on the beautiful roll of batting. :(
    I had no idea so many people had chickens! We are in the process of getting a coop/house for about 4 hens. Please show more of what your girls live in!

  9. pcflamingo June 8, 2013 at 5:05 am #

    I do the same with my local Joann's but I just bring the roll home from the store. I keep the roll on top of my bookcase in my family room downstairs – they're just so big and bulky and just take up so much room otherwise. So far I haven't conked myself on the head getting the roll down but I have startled the heck out of the cat!

  10. cambric cotton, pins and needles June 8, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    I am amazed at the colours on that moda chart, isn't it great, so much nicer than those basic colours of a few years back.

  11. Lisa Lisa June 8, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    Oh my goodness! I need to buy my batting that way! I've always bought it by the package, but now I'm getting to where I'm making one quilt after the other, and this would be SO convenient….except for the storage part :/

  12. Vanessa Swann June 8, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    Love the chickens Allison!!! And your quilts! I've just received your book (I'm in the UK) and I can't wait to start making the pink houses quilt for my little girl – who is now 21!!! Thought it would look lovely in her bedroom here for when she comes home!

  13. chicken lover June 8, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    Wow would love to buy batting by the roll, but don't have anywhere I could keep it.
    Yay for Chickens! Lovely girls, I have 6 at the moment they live in a fab purple Omlet Cube with walk in run.
    N.Maria – I can recommend Omlet for coops if you can get them where you are. :)

  14. beth lehman June 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    oh, i keep thinking i will buy a roll of batting. and fyi, my joanns told me if it's half off, they can sell you a roll (if they have it in stock) for that price and then you don't have to wait for free shipping, too. you can just take it from the store… well, with someone to help you load and unload it!

  15. Michele June 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    I need to get me a roll of that batting too but I have to figure out where I'd put it.

  16. Meri June 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    You've gotta love those HUGE rolls of batting! How do you store yours? I got a nifty little x-shaped contraption with casters on a and a spindle to stand the roll up on ages ago with a craft-sized roll of Warm & Natural…it was a life saver! It keeps it vertical and off the floor…IF you can keep the kids from trying to unroll it!
    You always inspire me with all you accomplish!

  17. Helen L June 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    I love the pictures!! Love your quilt on the table (that's where I have to sew too), love the roll of batting(where would I fit that in my 1150 sq. ft house?), love the little hand that snuck in the pic with the batting :-), Love that you can have chickens (I'd love them too), and what are you making with the Briar rose fabric? Just show us in a post: you don't have to answer me individually. Have a great weekend!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  18. Diana June 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    I love the pictures of the chickens. I am bookmarking this blog post for the next time my husband thinks I have done something crazy. I'll just show him the picture of the roll of batting that you bought. LOL!

  19. CJ June 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    I've gotten those rolls of batting on sale as well but silly me bought it in person and had to wrangle it into cart, out of cart, into car! What a workout.

  20. Franziska June 9, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    I know the stay up to late and kids wake up too early part so well… ;)

  21. Anna June 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I love large rolls of batting arriving in the post!

  22. Red Red Completely Red June 10, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    What a roll! Clearly, I'm buying batting the wrong way! Love your photos — will see if I can find you on IG!

  23. Red Red Completely Red June 10, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    What a roll! Clearly, I'm buying batting the wrong way! Love your photos — will see if I can find you on IG!

  24. Wlsngrl June 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    Pretty quilt! I love your blog because I like to sew and craft and garden and can.. and I have chickens too for the first time this year. Just adding more stuff to do everyday. :)

  25. June 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    yup, we all got in on the Warm & White! I had to lug mine to the car! I bought the color card from Cotton Couture – really nice, but pricey!!! Shouldn't we get them for free? LOL

  26. leanne June 12, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    Gee I'm green about that roll of batting – its scoop expensive here in Australia – love those chicks

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