A-shopping we will go, A-shopping we will go,
Hi-ho, the quilt-shop-o, A-shopping we will go!
So what have I bought lately? I've made trips to 3 different quilt stores recently, and here are some of the things that just BEGGED to come home with me (actually lots of things begged, but some were a little louder than others, and since I am trying to watch my budget, and since I seldom have time to piece, I was REALLY good and resisted spending mega-$$)...
The first is a jelly roll... well, really not, because it is not by Moda. These fabrics are by Blank Textiles, and I found this roll of rainbow colors at Mama's Quilt Shop in Independence, LA. I had no idea what I was going to do with it but I just LOVED it. Then I found this jelly-roll diamond pattern by Fig Tree Quilts, so I think this is what it wants to be. I still have to find the perfect fabric for sashing strips and setting triangles, but I will probably get a few of the diamonds made first so I can audition them with fabrics to see what gives me the look I want.
Next the ladies from the SIL Retreat (Mary Anne, Debbie, and myself) made a quick trip to Lafayette, LA this past weekend and visited a new shop, The Borne Quilter. It is a small shop, but she had LOTS of pretty things that were very well displayed. Here's what wanted to come home with me... 30's print fat quarters, several sale fat quarters, and this CUTE apron pattern by Threaded Pear Studio. I'm not sure exactly when I will make an apron but I have plenty of fabric in my stash that should make a cute one.
And this week my daughter Jennifer and I went to Shreveport. We visited Cottage Quilts. I found some wonderful remnants at a great price and a batik fat quarter to add to my collection. This is also a very nice store. She is in the process of building up inventory, and each time I go there are more things to choose from.
So now you have a glimpse of my future projects. Now if I can just make the time to work on them!
And here is a shot of one of our dogwood trees in the woods. We are really enjoying spring on the farm... at least until next week when we are supposed to get near-freezing temperatures again.
Have a blessed day!