Friday, February 2, 2024

Sewing Room Friday, 2/2/24


For years I have hoarded this precious "paint by number" fabric by Erin Michael. My parents got me some for my 60th birthday, and it was already an older line back then. I could never decide how best to showcase the fabric. After much thought I decided on the Hidden Agenda pattern by Angela Pingel. This is the third time I have made it, and it's a great one for highlighting large pieces of precious fabric. 

The thing is, once I get started on a project like this, I steamroll through until it's complete. I made all the square-in-a-square blocks first.

It's a messy job.

I'm super happy with how it turned out.

I also made this little bag.

I had pretty much depleted my vinyl stock at Christmas, so I replenished.

Aside from the message, this gives me Valentine's vibes.

And that's it for the first month of the year.


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Charlotte M. said... #

I love your quilt. It's great the way it showcases all those prints. That's what stymied me when that fabric came out. I didn't buy any because I couldn't figure out how to use it. You did and awesome job with this one Cindy.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

I am so glad that you are happy with how the square in a square blocks and the Hidden Agenda quilt came together with your paint by number fabric!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said... #

I've never seen that paint by number fabric before. I love the way you incorporated into a lovely quilt. It's so wonderful to showcase a special fabric like that. Your new collection of vinyls is just yummy. Hopefully we'll see projects you complete with those. A great January! Way to start off the year.

Sewgirl said... #

Wow! You did a great job with the paint by number fabric. I would have struggled with how best to use it too! I never saw it before. Love your new vinyl. Where did you find the clear vinyl with the prints? I haven't seen that before either!!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

That was a great pattern choice for your precious paint-by-number fabric. I hoarded the floral line drawing print for ages. Used it here and there until there's just a little left. Certain fabrics are like that aren't they? But it's so so nice when we finally put them to use. That's what they're for. Great little bag too.