Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday - On vacation!

Ahhh, Vacation. A time when you dream of getting away or staying home and getting stuff done. I say dream because I've never had a vacation yet which I accomplished what I wanted to. I still am enjoying it and that is what is important. To celebrate vacation I started to buy stuff. We can never have enough fabric or quilting goodies can we? Let's see. To start out with here is the next two snowmen for my snowmen BOM. With gas around $4 a gallon, I wasn't looking forward to driving 45 minutes or so to pick them up and was totally pleased to hear that they would mail it to me (at no extra charge).


 This is going to be a totally cute quilt when done. I'm not sure how I will quilt it or square up everything since I don't have a lot of room in my efficiency apartment but that's down the road and I'm not going to worry about that yet. I also learned from my friend Connie that there is a new quilt and yarn shop that opened up in Rochelle, IL. That is only about 20 minutes from me so I went to investigate it. It's a small store and named Needles. I managed to pick up a couple of projects to work up in wool although I think I might make the fern one with cotton fabrics. I managed to pick up the wool kit for the patriotic one but I'm not sure I'll use it. I might just keep those wool pieces and do it in cotton. That idea is still percolating around in the my head.

I also found myself ordering some stuff from Missouri Quilt Company.  It's hard to see in this picture but that small square is 2.5" squares  of Moda fabric (chateau rouge by French General).
I also got their half hexi (for charm packs) and the large wedge.  I have no idea what I'll do with them but I'll figure it out sooner or later.  LOL.

I think I bought some charm packs also but couldn't find them to take a picture.  Guess I'll have to post them next time.  I did find some fabric from JoAnne's that was cute.  It was time to get some patriotic fabric and I loved how these looked.

Last but not least, I started to work on my Inspired by Inspired by Tradition wall hanging.  I increased the size of the blocks to 18-20" (I'll cut them back after I stitch them) and think it will turn out ok.  I messed up and had to go to JoAnne's to get more of the background fabric and the green but they still had it.  THEN I fused one of the oak leaves and cherries on the wrong side of the fabric.  It will be ok as long as I remember to do the last corner square on the back side.  I can then alternate the blocks.

That's it for now.  On Friday I get to go to the International Quilt Show with my friend Diane.  Obviously I'll take a lot of pictures and will post some of them.

Everybody have a good day.

Until next time...happy quilting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I think you are having an awesome time!!! Great finds and love the blocks you are doing!!!! Love the size too!!!! Have an awesome vacation sweetie
Hmarie!! <3