Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Quick Run to the Quilt Shop and Starbucks

Quilt Shop and Starbucks? What a Day!

Dear Older Daughter, with time to spare before work, asked if I would like to run around with her for a few hours this afternoon. We headed over to the getting places and found Tuesday Morning and a few fabric stores, including a favorite Quilt Shop!

I did well, only buying what I actually needed to finish up some projects. One yard of Kona Cotton for yet another baby quilt (isn't it fun being an Aunt all over again?), a 3 1/2 yard piece of brown, green and red fabric you see in the picture for my Scrappy Sawtooth Top, (which can to be put together now), a couple of swap fabrics (those don't count....they are for someone else) and batting.

Here is a picture of my Scrappy Sawtooth Stars. I pulled out my overflowing 2 1/2 inch strip basket and started sewing. Even the star points are made using 2 1/2 inch strips. I just sewed across the diagonal, pressed and didn't even cut off the corner. I'm going with the theory that it stabilizes the fabric. I stopped when I got near 70 or so! The quilt will be named Country, be looking for some progress.

Ms. H. will be getting a special squishy in the mail soon. A Dear Friend who reads my blog, asked for a Trees on the Table Topper, actually she begged! So, I made a sweet deal with her. I told her I would make her one if she would hand quilt mine. She bit! Hooray! I've seen her mother's quilting (exquisite!) and now Ms. H. tells me she is even better than her mom! Yippee! Here is a top that may actually get quilted!

I picked up the 100% cotton batting that she prefers, and just as soon as I can get to my local post office, two Trees on the Table Tops will be on the way to Latte Land aka Seattle! Can't wait to see mine completed. Thank you Deary.

Then, Dear Hubby took me to Starbucks and I got a very nice and warm latte. Hey, is this the first latte I've posted? I suppose it is! Another blogging milestone for me. Here is a Christmasy (is that a word?) picture just for you!

Just in case you can't tell, the two books under the latte are by Cheri Saffiote. Don't you just love her primitive Christmas quilts and blocks? The unfinished top in the background is a small quilt from one of her books that I made a few years back.....I know, it's STILL unfinished. I just get distracted easily! LOL



Jeanne said...

Yippee! Thanks for signing up for the Pay It Forward. You need to make the same promise on your blog.
That you will make a gift for the first three people who comment on the post and also promise to post on their blog. Isn't that clear as mud? The gift can be sent anytime in the next six months. I'm so happy you signed up! I'll let you know when I mail your gift, but it won't be until 2008. Can you send me an email address so I can contact you when I need your mailing address?

Diane said...

I really like the scrappy stars. Are these from some of the fabric we cut? You inspire me so much! Now I want to make some scrappy stars.

Hannah B. said...

So the moral of the story is...beggars are *Sometimes* just have to find a way to butter Mrs. Wy up enough! Warning though-she drives pretty hard bargains. But this is truly worth it!
Can't wait to start quilting. Thank you so very much!:)
Love ya, love ya, love ya!

Helen in the UK said...

Love those sawtooth stars :)

Marcie said...

I love those 4-patch stars! And I want to see the whole prim quilt you have there. I made some of those blocks also. Hopefully I will get something done with them by NEXT year! Way to go getting your trees quilt hand quilted! I love trades!

Lucy said...

I like yoru scrappy stars very very much!