And there are more Falling Charms!

Yesterday was a dark day. After more than a week of waiting to hear back from property managers, real estate companies and owners in Kauai we FINALLY heard some disheartening news. It seems, in Hawaii at least, if you want to rent a place long-term, you must physically be on the island. Catch 22, right?! You can short-term, vacation rental with only photos on the Internet-no problem. But long-term rent requires a short-term vacation rental, of course airfare, rental car, gas, food, etc. and there is a shortage of LT rentals so chances are slim you can find one while on this “vacation”. AND…if you have a pet, you just went from VERY slim to pretty much nothing available.

Grumbling now over…it is what it is and if it were easy, everyone would be moving to paradise! So, the search continues…the wait continues…and January, 2015 just might not be our target date any more. One day at a time…

After a friend brought us a bottle of wine for consolation…which helped a lot!…and a day of blues and  a pity-party, I got up this morning determined to keep on working the stash-busting…again, one day at a time.

I found 2 packs of charms I bought on Ebay…they are Amy Butler “Hapi” fabrics…and a Kona Snow jelly roll and scraps to cheer me up…Hapi means Happy, right?!


Let the power sewing begin…my brain doesn’t have to think too much on this project, so it is a nice way to pet fabric AND be productive rather than pout! 🙂


Time to trim those jelly roll strips and then use up left-over Kona Snow scraps from this project


And here is today’s results…using one charm pack to see how far it would go, then up on the design wall…and ready to assemble! How about some Bohemian Falling Charms (with a bit of Kaffe Fassett and bits from the stash to square it all up nicely!)


A quilting friend asked about this pattern as she wants to use her scraps rather than charm packs. Cut those scraps into 5 inch squares, get a jelly roll (or cut a few 2-1/2 inch strips from yardage on hand) and get ‘r done!

I usually add scrap fabrics when I make these tops as a charm pack doesn’t always come with enough. The pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company calls for 4 charm packs to make a Queen size quilt. I have never had 4 identical charm packs…ever! So, I just make smaller versions and move on!

I’ll put the other charm pack to use and sell both tops at Quilting Classified on Facebook as soon as they are finished. It’s quick, super easy and takes my mind off road blocks and restrictions of planning a long distance move.

Of course, a bottle of wine helps too…as long as I have put away the rotary cutter for the evening! 😉




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