Now that my final swap quilt has arrived at its destination, I can share it here.
The recipient likes it, so I am happy. I used this book for the pattern, but I did not pay attention to the value or color placements that they used. I have a blue & yellow UFO (or 2) that will use those theories. I made a second fall version for me to keep. I quilted it last night, but I forgot to switch to the "invisible" thread & my binding is horrible. Oh well, it is done & If I hang it high enough, no one will notice, right?
Bebbs little needle books hit me in just the right spot. You see, my husband has been wanting my to sew a button onto his shirt for a long time - you see I have a sewing machine and a needle & thread, so I must sew on buttons - NOPE! I did show him how & I helped a bit with the threading & knotting. Do I feel bad/guilty, nope. Sorry, quilting is my hobby not my avocation.
I finally got some fabric to make the pants that are being modeled here: Gone Aussie Quilting. I first saw these on flickr - it was part of a sew-a-long... I hadn't even seen the book by that point. But I have been wanting a lounge pant pattern for some time...
After, I got my pot roast into the slow cooker (crock pot - are they the same thing?) I met up with my GF and used the full punch card at the shop where I will no longer be spending my quilting money. (I got a solid to go with the Hanukkah print below.) then we went to a shop near where hse lives that I had not been to yet (I had seen them vend at local shows). & then we went to Patches & I finally got to meet Toni. She could not have been any nicer...
I got the "high loft" poly batt at Joanns - yuck! But I am button tufting with it anyway... It will work, but I won't be doing it again - with that batting! (I found some mini buttons, I hope to tuft a doll quilt or several on the near future!)
I got some new fabrics in the mail - nice! (but first...)
I got this at my LQS. I like how it is graphic. I bought some solids to go with it & plan to make a graphic "modern" quilt. I saw it at Joanns & I could not tell any difference in quality - but it was more expensive at Joanns - I kid you not!
A while back at Joanns I got this:
It was on sale. :o)
it is so nice to find Judaic prints that are not just for Hanukkah.
So I went to my favorite purveyor of online Judaic fabric & purchased these:
Jus tlike with cat prints, I apparently like to have it in every color option available. :o)
I found some solids that will mix beautifully with these - I am thinking ZIPPER - and/or something simpler, but still graphic.