Category Archives: Oh Fransson

WIN THIS GORGEOUS QUILT.

Elizabeth at Oh Fransson! is generously giving away her famous Tokyo Subway Quilt to help raise funds for Japan.

All you need to do is click here for more information.  Donate to Red Cross and enter the last 7 digits of your tracking number on the comments section of her blog post for a chance to win.

Thank you Elizabeth, and everyone else who is so generously giving their time and money to help disaster victims all over the world.  Thank you also to all of the selfless volunteers who are helping people every day, even if it means putting themselves in harm’s way.

I am currently finishing a quilt that I hope to put up for a similar giveaway soon.  Stay tuned for more details!

Old Red Barn Co Quilt-Along Update

Ok, I got my fabric all cut and now I’m wondering if it’s going to be too GREEN! This is Michael Miller’s Funky Christmas line. I love the patterns and color combos in this.
I also spent some time sewing Oh Fransson Mod Sampler blocks from my Flag Day Farm fabric. Too many projects and not enough time!
I am hosting a Girls’ Night bag-making party next Thursday to help spread the bag-making love. Now that I’ve finished putting the handles on my Meadow bag, I’m in LOVE. I will post finished pics of that tomorrow.
A friend of mine asked how I have time for all of this along with my three children being home from school for summer break. I told her the truth: I don’t clean, do laundry, cook, etc. I let my children run wild while I hide in my sewing room and chant “la-la-la-la-I-can’t-hear-you-la-la-la-la”. And sew. And then beloved bedtime comes when I get to put the kids to bed and I return to my sewing room and continue.
Just kidding. Kind of.
Edited to add: for some reason Blogger doesn’t want to include my paragraph breaks. Excuse the bad formatting. As an English Lit snob, I can’t stand for you to think it was just me writing in a completely unorganized manner!

ANOTHER New Project for me? Oh Fransson!

Yes, yes, I know I have a big quilt already in progress. Yes, I know I have another quilt-along (Old Red Barn Co) that I’m going to start this week. But I couldn’t resist starting Elizabeth’s (Oh Fransson) Mod Sampler Quilt-Along! I had a stack of fabulous Flag Day Farm fat quarters that have been begging to be turned into a quilt, like Right Now.

And even though these fabrics were all set in my mind in a Sawtooth Star pattern, I still couldn’t resist changing the plans after seeing all of the wonderful Mod Samplers on Flickr.

It has taken me a couple of evenings of cutting to get everything prepped the way Elizabeth has it outlined. Talk about organized! Here is my first fabric pair organized on its card:

I added an additional pair of FQ’s to her recommended 6 for a total of 14 different of fabrics. While getting all of the perfectly organized cards in a stack I had a fear that my two year old “helper” would get her “helpful” hands on them and rearrange the pairs and all of the cuts. So off to Target we went to get a box with a latching top to keep projects like this together and away from helpful hands. Not three hours after placing the perfectly organized stack into its new box did my child rip into it somehow and chuck all of the cuts from the top three cards onto the ground in a pile. ARGH.

After getting all of the cuts back in order I was short one piece. Huh? I FINALLY found it in my scrap drawer. Now you all know why I gave up quilting for 6 years when I was having three babies! It’s all I can do to keep her out of the pins, scissors, hot iron and machine needle. She also threw all of my bobbins out of the bobbin case and into the little plastic water jug I use to refill my iron. Helpful. Very helpful.

I promised the Middle Child that I would paint his bedroom walls green. He loves green and has been asking for months. This is the child who pretty much does what we say. He’s sweet, quiet, funny, and doesn’t ask for much. So I will put my beloved sewing projects on the back burner (or try really hard to…) and take time this week to get the green paint on his walls. I mean, how can you resist a Clone Trooper’s command?