Ye Olde Forest Quilt shop has moved across the street more or less. Solicited to help, we had fun nonetheless while tolerating the heat, the work, the chaos, the meal breaks, did I mention the heat?, the concrete floors, the water--lots and lots of cold water. :Slowly things came together for the most incredible sale one could imagine. Batiks, grunges & other Moda bolts all on sale for ridiculously low prices plus an extra % off for end of the bolt. Patterns, Anita Goodesign CDs, needles, books, thread, so much more I can't begin to cover it all.
Fabric I picked up includes
AH! The sale has been extended all week
Occasionally I buy fabric if the price is super right like $5 yard & gorgeous. Here is my limited stash. If you can use any of these, let me know. The same is true of other Planned Projects. Eventually I hope to get around to them but if you see something you like, let me know.
Apr 12: Joyce asked if there was fabric with Scriptures on it. I found this panel & been playing with layout options to show her. If she likes it, fine, If not, I've had some fun.
Apr 13: Fabric is on the way. Just ordered the teal for borders.
Apr 17: All the fabric came in today. Bought a bit of border sashing since I can't use the top & bottom of the panels.
This is a modification of a quilt posted on MSQC. I turned the blocks on point.
The Quatrefoil Quilt: Easy Quilting Tutorial with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co
Feb 13: I learned a new quilting word today that is actually quite common--Quatrefoil. The fabric used here grabs me whenever I dare to enter Sew Original quilt shop.
Feb 14: Started off with a horizontal quilt layout but like the on-point rendition much better for these fabrics.
Jun 05: You know how one search for something specific leads to something else & so on? Well, that happened to me yesterday...again. I was searching for logos about LIFE & kept finding tree of life items & all sort of lesser "art".
Jun 08: Some fabric is here. The panel is on the way.
Jun 10: Panel is here. It is not what I expected (looser weave than regular quilting quality fabric) but it is beautiful & will be fine.
Dec 29: Been wanting to try a Bargello. When I saw this on the wall at the local quilt shop (all I needed was one strip to have enough binding for my Wimpy quilt), my mathematical mind couldn't resist. Of course they had kits with the same fabrics so I paid way too much even at 20% off, may go insane trying to follow the detailed instructions (Yikes!) but I so want this on my cabin living room wall over the TV.
Oct 02: Decided to use the Sherwood Scenic fabric as a feature fabric in a simple quilt with just three fabrics plus a backing, yet not boring. Ordered the fabrics & can only hope they will really match. If they don't, I'll use them &/or others in a different way.
Oct 07: Fabric shipped.
Oct 09: Fabric is here & everything matches.
Aug 23, 2014: Purchased 2 pre-cut packages of 10" squares.
Apr 16, 2017: Saw a pattern I love for these fabrics, Cinnamon Toast
May 24: Bought the Cinnamon Toast quilt pattern.
My 04, 2018: Look at some of the quilt ideas under Salsa.
I used to kayak many moons ago & it is still in my blood. In fact, I read this pattern as kayak and only later realized it was canoe.
I did better than usual when spending an afternoon in my favorite quilt shop. This is just a small project. I feel in love with the cranberry red marble (called cherry but what does Moda know?) & built a project around it adding some sharply contrasting whites & blacks. For lack of anything better, I picked up a fat quarter of white Christmas fabric with a gray music score on it. Hey, whatever works.
Nov 16, 2013: Purchased the project and did the EQ7 Layout. Learned that while this quilt block is modern looking, it dates back to at least 1895. And that was the year my grandfather was born!.
Nov 17: Went wild with variations. I love a versatile pattern! Now I think I like the last one with just a kiss of solid black.
Jul 29, 2016: Added two more.
Feb 02: The highlight of my search was discovering The White House just three hours away in South Carolina. I drove down Thursday (Ffeb 02) and spent a couple of wonderful hours with Cyndi Andrews. What a host she is! She tells me she has been friends with Jim & Jan since way before they became famous. Her shop was the Shore's residence for 17 years before becoming the shop it is today. What a wonderful & dangerous place to visit. Now I just need to get a group field trip together so Cyndi can entertain us using her famous chef skills. I did a lot of online shopping before discovering The White House. Oh if I had only known. All their fabric is $6 yard when one goes to the shop. Online they have to sell it for $9/yd. These pictures are of the magnificent quilts there in the shop & of items I bought from Cyndi.
Dec 2011: During my trips to see my kids and Ye Olde Forest, there were the most beautiful fabrics laid out in the back room being cut into kits. Blocks actually. Someone had been hard at work! Thus I joined my first Block of the Month Club. The kits weren't ready for me to bring mine home so I may start off behind. For a simple longarmer, this kind of piecing will be a challenge.