"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

12 October 2012


I'm finally biting the bullet and will be cutting into my lovely bundle of Flea Market Fancy.  I've been putting it off since Spring.  Nervous.  Not wanting to totally ruin it with one wrong cut.  I'm weird like that.  I can't help it with prized little treasures.

So I have finally decided (after millions of mind changing episodes)  to make a wall hanging for the dining room, inspired by Blue Elephant Stitches.

Then with the leftovers of the above stack and with the newly found most awesome of awesome purchases today (Vintage Flea Market Fancy!!!  SQUEAL!!!!!), 

(photo from etsy)

I will be planning, ever so carefully, my course of action in order to make a quilt big enough to fit on my bed from the following inspiration from this book.

Now that I'm all giddy and have all this adrenaline getting me going I better put some of that energy towards a wee bit of yard work before I absolutely lose control and hibernate here in the craft room and completely forget about what needs to be done around here.  It happens, trust me.

I'm so excited!!!



  1. I love the Granny blocks so it will be fun to see your wallhanging come to life. The Little Leaves quilt looks wonderful too....I can certainly understand your excitement!

  2. What a pretty wall hanging it will be! And what a job it will be to make a big bed sized quilt. You have your work cut out for you ~ so to speak! I'd have a hard time forcing myself to the yardwork or housework as well. Happy cutting, stitching and sewing! Keep us posted along the way.

  3. Looks like you are going to be busy for a while. The Little Leaves quilt is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing your quilts as they come along. Enjoy your new projects, Heather

  4. AND what do you plan to do with your SPARE time? OMGosh, Kar, these will be beautiful. I can't wait to see them finished.

  5. That's going to be amazing! I love that quilt you linked to. I have a little precious pile of fabric I'm scared to use, too. You're inspiring me.

  6. Hi Karfeee!! Love the colors of the fabric...so you!! I don't like cutting into my vintage linen just in case, either! Too funny!

    Hope you're enjoying the onset of fall! I'm sure it's lovely there!!

    Hugs to you!

  7. And I thought it took me a long time to plan. lol Love the colors of the fabrics. This wall hanging will be very lovely indeed. :-)

  8. The bliss of starting new projects. :)
    Anne xx

  9. My goodness!
    Some very beautiful projects in the works over there in Kar's Craft Room:)

  10. You will have two beautiful quilts!! I can't wait to see WIP pics. I have been buying FMF here and there and am trying to figure out what quilt pattern to best utilize them in, so I totally get the quandary. ;) You go girl on getting the 'vintage' FMF!

    I'm new to your blog--love it!

  11. Wow, those colors are so pretty. I don't really quilt - I made a quilt once, but I love those bundles of colourful fabrics. Can't wait to see what you have in mind.

  12. I love the little leaves, make me a quilt like that's nice and softly fluffy
    Your sis :-P