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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday
Put our booth up at the
Javits Conv. Center
was good, everything a
arrived safely
YEAH!
Then I went over to the
found more Westminister fabrics
for The Roseville Album quilt
I wanted to purchase a pair of blunt nosed sissors,
but they didn't have any.
They did have some really
wonderful ribbon "soup" I was so tempted,
I think when I come back to Toy Fair
I will but one of the sets
The Gift show opens tomorrow at 9 am
I pray the customers get in here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hello from the Big Apple
I'm here in New York
to work the New York Gift Show
for the company I work for.
Snow all over, may sew again tonight.
I don't have my camera with
sorry

Monday, January 24, 2011

Don't be Bashfull Rose.....

Well, I've been working on
"Don't Be Bashfull Rose"
I found that the "huge" bias strip of green fabric
doesn't want to lay down properly.
I think I will stitch it like for a bias bar
and see if that would work better.
I am machine appliquing it down, not sure if
I like the stitch I chose.
May experiment with another one.
I do like the look of the block
One reason I went with a "not so heavy"
stitch is because the quilt is quilted with
long running stitches using heave thread, like black crochet thread
D

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

THINK BIG!
designer Lorraine Hoffman
American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine
Feb. 2011 issue
Ok, new project I've been working on for awhile now.  I fell in love with this quilt when I saw it in the magazine.  Thought "Oh I can make that out of my stash"  WRONG!!!!!  I had 3 of the black background fabrics, had to buy another black.....had to buy the green for leaves, had to buy some reads for the flowers. I actually had the blue fabric,  yeah!.......I decided I would use wonder-under and machine "blanket stitch" the applique down, I am still not sure if I will use black thread or clear on the applique.......anyway....took awhile to trace the pattern pieces onto the WU......iron it onto the fabrics. 

You know the prep process for a quilt can be quite time consuming, but it is all worth it.....and this is a "quickie quilt"  ...... I almost have all the pieces cut out, David has fallen behind in helping me cut out, I have been doing it myself, lol.............these black squares are huge I think 26" x 26".....anyway, as you can tell
my Quilting OCD is alive and well.   I had to control it to get Aunt Millie Gets Her Funk On finished, now it is out of control again.......but all the quilts will get finished.

Here is a picture of the quilt in the magazine.  I have named it...."Don't be bashful Rose"..... don'tyou just love that name.....


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Well, today I ordered Karen Stone Quilts book, basically it is her New York Beauty book, including patterns.  I was so inspired by Crispyquilts NYB, which she designed and hand stitched, over the top beautiful.  The other day I was on someone's blog and found an Asian NYB, reminded of Nora Cope's NYB which she made several years ago.  I would really like to make one out of Asian Fabrics and I have lots of them  Anyway, the book is on it's way.......I am excited.

I am also supposed to fly to Atlanta Ga on Thursday for the Atlanta Gift Show, I pray the weather clears up there, right now there is lots of snow and ice on the roads....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Visited New Quilt Fabric Shop

Well, friends, yesterday David saw a little ad, then article of a quilt fabric shop that opened last year in April in a small town in Oklahoma, Beggs, OK.....you blink and you're already thru the town.  So you know me, Obsessive Compulsive Fabric Horder that I am.  Had to go.  I had a day and a half left on my vacation, so with me starting to travel next week, I thought what the heck, I am going to take a half day vacation and David and I drove to the shop this afternoon.  Grannie Annie's Quilt Fabric Shop.  It was only about 20 minutes south of our house.  Tiny strip mall went in and were greeted by the owner and her daughter. Very nice people, we visited and visited, David had a great time.  There was a customer there, 89 years old, drove there in her truck, looked a picture of health, said she attributes it to walking a mile everyday.  We had a great time talking to her.....I finallyt said, hey I'm here to buy fabric.  Now she has only been in business since April 2010, wonderful shop, her daughter helped her decorate it they did an excellent job.  Great fabrics, all prices.  I finally decided on some fat quarters and a baby quilt kit.  She mostly sells Moda, Maywood, etc.  I am not really a Civil War fabric person, but I did find some prints that read solid.  We really enjoyed ourselves.  David didn't know he could have so much fun in a fabric shop......it was a great day.I will have to take a picture of my fabrics that I bought...it was a fun day!

You know, I just couldn't stand that purple leaf on block #4, oh yes, you can see it, it sticks out like a sore thumb....I replaced it today.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Reorganized my Westminister Stash for Roseville Album

   Well, I had to reorganize my stash for the RA blocks.  Everything was getting so out of control with these fabrics.  I couldn't find anything, so I pulled them off the drying rack and placed themonto a table. Much better now.  Still working on block #4.....
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE