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ribbon blog tour

Welcome to my stop on the Ribbon Blog Tour, a celebration of Bonnie Christine's line of woven ribbons for Renaissance Ribbons

If this is your first time here, hello! I'm Caitlin, proprietress of Salty Oat, a quilt studio and online fabric shop.

Bonnie's ribbons, like her fabrics, are colorful and bright, and inspired by nature. As a quilter, I tend not to work with ribbons very often, so I was...
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striped zipper pouch

I never had a chance to blog about it in December, but for Christmas, I made my mother-in-law a zipper pouch using Pink Stitches' excellent tutorial.

I've made a few zippered things recently, and I've enjoyed tackling my fear of sewing zippers (turns out it's not so bad).

The green stripe and lining are Lizzy House's Jewels, and the raindrop fabric is from Erin McMorris's Summersault line (which I...
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do. Good Stitches swap + a cross-stitch heart quilt

After sending off my set of coasters to my swap partner Erica, I received the most amazing gift from my swap partner Alyssa, who blogs over at Pile O' Fabric. Using fabrics from some of my favorite designers, Leah Duncan and Lotta Jansdotter, Alyssa created a wall quilt featuring a cross-stitch heart, based on the original Salty Oat logo.

Isn't it amazing!? She hand-quilted the entire thing and then hand-stitched the Salty Oat logo in the bottom right corner of the quilt.

Also in the package were two wide-mouth zipper pouches (made from Anna's tutorial, which I've been meaning to try out myself) featuring more of Leah's fabric and linen. They arrived just in time for my trip to Houston and were perfect for holding travel essentials and Quilt Market goodies.

Alyssa put together a great tutorial for the cross-stitch quilt block, if you're interested in making your own.

Thank you, Alyssa!
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christmas wish list

In case you were wondering (you were, right?), here's what's topping my Christmas wish list this year:
Zipper Purse by Made by Hank
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blogger christmas swap: what i received

So in exchange for the cross-stitched mustaches I sent to my swap partner for the Blogger Christmas Swap in December, I received these goodies from my thoughtful swap partner, Tamera:
Floss and vintage notions
Vintage ribbon with a cross-stitch design
Colorful zipper pouch
Tamera is the lovely gal behind Crank Heart Pony, an Etsy shop filled with handmade bags and excellent vintage finds. I've already started using the pouch to carry all of my pens and pencils, and I'm excited to find a use for the cross-stitch ribbon. Any suggestions on what I should do with it?
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