Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fabric pervert no more!!

Finally have made it up into my sewing room..YAY!! My mind is still going in 300 different directions, so I am having a hard time choosing what to work on. So, I sat and looked at my fabric. Then I got up and straightened my fabric. Then I started feeling and fondling my fabric. Then I quickly looked around and made sure no one was watching me and reporting me to the police for being a fabric pervert!! LOL
So, I decided to work on a few odds and ends. I decided to make some blocks I have been eyeing up. Nice, big, simple yet gorgeous blocks. Here are the 2 I have made so far:

I have a bunch of the tiny 9 patches made and I have more jeans ready to add to that quilt, so I think I will probably work on one of those projects next, but ya never know.

I did cut a bunch of scraps up, but I didn't take pics, so you will just have to trust me on that! lol

Oh, and lookie here:
Start with this:

and end up with this:

Your own homemade laundry detergent! It smells wooonderfully and cleans so well!! I have a front loading HE washer and this is a low suds recipe that works just great. Here is the recipe:

3 cups Borax
3 cups Arm and Hammer WASHING soda (not baking soda!!)
3 bars grated Fels Naptha soap

That's it! How easy can you get! Saves money, works great!!


  1. So that's what we are eh? Fabric perverts. lol I find myself fondling the fabric in JoAnn fabrics and wonder what people think when they see me doing it. lol

    I have a HE washer and have been afraid to use the homemade laundry soap. I have a five year warranty and didn't want to void it. Once I run out of my stash of laundry soap (about two years worth) I'll make some of the soap. I'm gonna pick up the supplies to make it the next time time I go to WalMart. Thanks for the recipe.

    Are you still needing denim for you quilt? If so, I'll stick a bunch in when I send your bag. I'll use one of the flat rate boxes to send it.

  2. Me too. My brain is swarming in too many directions these days.
    Love the soap idea. And, the fabric for your blocks are perfect. Your stash is amazing!!!