Friday, November 7, 2008

Sneaking in a trip

Ok....so, I didn't really sneak in a trip, everyone knew when I left and where I was going, but I did make an important run to the LQS (local quilt shop). I HAD to get two pieces of CW fabrics for my Hop Scotch quilt that I am working on. I didn't have anything in my stash that would really "work".

I carved out some time today for a quick trip to Painted Pony N Quilts in La Porte. They have been closed down since Hurricane Ike. They opened Saturday before the Quilt Festival here in Houston. They had some roof damage and water got to some of the fabric. I was told today that some of the guild ladies got to the fabric very quickly, took it all home and washed it. It's now in storage awaiting a big sale day. I'm thinking.....pre washed fabric and it's on sale! Hmmmm. Of course, I'm not sure about that. I would have to inspect it for myself.

Here is what I've gotten done so far today on the quilt.



I cut out all the squares and sashings. I'm loving the brown with the rich pink/lt. red. Of course the rows are just laid out on the floor, not sewn together. I decided to just sew the rows together and then move everything around until I'm happy with it.

I've also been working on my secret project and have already sewn a total of 12 hours on that.

And, it looks like I'm nearing a momentous occasion. I noticed a few days ago that I am fast approaching my 200th post. And, November 10th will be my One Year Blogversary. It's a double whammy!!! I'm thinking I'll do a double giveaway. Two in one. So, be watching my blog for info. I'll let you know when the time is approaching. Fun, fun, fun.......

Happy Quilting Everyone!!!! And, thanks so much for visiting.

10 comments:

Catherine said...

Wow -- pre-washed fabric on sale would be a huge deal as long as it's not damaged!

I love the look of that quilt.

Stina said...

Lucky you to have all those lovely shops aroud you!!! Good luck hunting down some lovely fabrics!!
Love your new quilt you are working on...just love brown and pinks!!! :o)

Jeanne said...

That's going to be a great quilt! I like the sashing and cornerstone colors, too.

Libby said...

Love your new quilt . . . the fabrics just make it sing *s*

Needle and Thread said...

Your quilt is coming a long just lovely. I love the brown sashing strips too.
What a great deal you got at the quilt shop. And don't we love those nice deals.
Millie

Karen said...

Browns and pinks together. Good combination. I always am attracted to quilts with that combination of colors.
I am anxious to know about the secret project.

Marilyn R said...

I am catching up on my blog reading this morning - you sure were able to get some great fabrics at the quilt show and a great price to match. Fun! Prewashed fabric sale? That sounds like a great deal! Your Hop Scotch quilt is looking great!

Quilt Nut said...

so pretty. love the sashings

Karen Dianne Lee said...

You're doing it again... inspiring me to make something that looks like a lot of fun.

You're the Bomb!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm really liking that quilt and I could easily see that your color choices are like my home.