Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
I also made a scrappy binding for Smith Mountain Morning. Used leftover binding in my drawer and grabbed a few more strips from the bin and whipped it up. I wasn't in the mood to battle a big quilt binding tonight though.
This is the backing I used...rather traditional but it is pretty and I think Monica will really like it. Now to use my new clips and get it bound!
Did a few more spools for Bonnie's Challenge.
Got some more Bow Ties done...
Did some cutting and added to my strips in bins and to my strings which I don't think I have ever posted about. This dresser my mom redid when I was twelve. I begged for it to be mine and it has survived countless moves and may actually be the piece of furniture I have had the longest. Should have taken a picture of the front of it too, but here the drawers are pulled out so you can see how I put my strings in sort of by color. The bottom drawer is where my quilt tops and backings wait to go to the longarmer.
We met up this morning at 3 Dudes Quilting to start our shop hop. Jacki joined us for the first time, crown and all. She fits right in with this wild group! Left to right Jacki, Ros, BJ, Lauren and me. Kathy took all the pictures of us in front of each store. 3 Dudes is twice the size it was last year and I can't believe I don't sneak in more often...they have a great selection of civil war stuff which made Lauren very happy! All I bought was the demo special below. I can't wait to try it out.
Next up was Quilter's Ranch...Ros thought she lost her cell phone and so Kathy went on a mission to find it only to discover it was in the car after all!
Their demo special were these binding clips which most all of us went home with. Time to replace the barrettes I have been using.
Next up was Zoe's, they had this thing you put on your finger as the demo. I can't deal with a thimble so I knew that gadget wasn't for me. Here we are doing the princess wave in front of the store.
You can see several Anita's Arrowhead patterns here with Gudrun who was doing the demo. She is a sweetheart too!
There is a really cool purple ostrich out front of the shop next door so we all had to pose there too. SMILE.
This Women of Courage quilt was hanging behind the longarm (that is what is across the picture) and I love it!
Next we made it in to a new to the shop hop shop that I have never been in. They were a scrapbooking store and now are also selling fabric. A few months ago several people were telling me how this is their favorite fabric store...I was like huh, never realized that had fabric. So we found our way in.
When we came back I spotted this beauty. Seriously LOVE it. It is made out of Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy. It is to die for. I actually thought this was the Cog and Wheel pattern (which they had) but upon further study it was not. I asked if they had the pattern and they did. Turns out it is Cluck Cluck Sew's Spin Cycle! Another pattern I have been admiring. Once I saw it in these fabrics I knew I could finally seriously dig into my stash fabric to make it. Best of all this pattern doesn't have circles in it but has much the same look. I am SO excited for this!
So I bought that pattern and two packages of clearance charms in various fabrics.
Kathy is really into the twister look and loved this snowman and another reindeer that they had in the store. Crazy all the things you can do with the twists! I think the Christmas tree and reindeer are cuter than the witch's hat and snowman, but all are cute!
Didn't buy anything there, they were demoing a cool curved ruler that did lots of sizes. If I get to doing another one of the circle quilts I might have to get it, or borrow the one Ros bought.
It was a great day with good friends. I love these gals! Was nice to make a new friend...she and I hit it off because she too gets (and used to get) crazy migraines. She gave me a few tips to try next time and I will be trying them!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I also did one little spool block and a nine patch of bow ties. I really enjoyed Bonnie on quilt cam and then watched several shows on Amazon Prime...finally finding a new one I like--West Wing. Plenty of episodes left to watch while I sew.
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