Sunday, November 30, 2008

Quilt Square Exchange Part II

Here is the original block I had to copy for October's quilt block exchange. A country version of Jacob's ladder:The lady provided a "Nifty Notions" ruler that was quite helpful in making the triangle parts. I definitely procrastinated this small project- I made it the night before the meeting. I won't be able to do that with the next block.... Wait till you see it! I will post pictures soon.
Here they are together: I don't think I did the greatest job.... But I am still technically a beginner......

I have a lot to catch up on here. Last week's quilt meeting was a blast- it was an auction of everyone's castoff unfinished projects, unused fabric, books, and tools. If I had more money- I would've gotten a lot more than I did. But I was able to come home with an unfinished baby quilt I absolutely adore. I will post about that later this week.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Keepsake Quilting

My good friend and I took a trip up to Lake Winnepesaukee to visit the famous "Keepsake Quilting" store. I was VERY impressed with their fabric selection. The only thing that was kind of a bummer was that they didn't necessarily have the fabrics listed in their catalog at their actual store. But they had an awesome policy of giving you free shipping if you ordered from the catalog at the store- I've been gathering up various prints for a Taxi by Timeless Treasures quilt and I finally got my last print from them. So these were my purchases from the day:

A darling fat quarter set of the Sock Monkey series:

And some fabric for a Christmas present, a purse, and a sewing themed quilt I am planning. Isn't it so cool how they fold the fabric for you like this?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Quilt Square Exchange

This year I am participating in the Chelmsford Quilt Guild block exchange. They made this activity geared for beginners because in years past the "exchange" activities intimidated less experienced quilters. Basically, I had to pick a block design, make one block, write up the instructions, and submit it to be passed around from month to month - and in April I will get a bunch of blocks from people.... Meanwhile, I have to make a different block each month for other people. I will post a picture later of the block I have to make this month. I am excited- but we'll see what the ladies do with mine- it might be difficult because the quilts they all make are very "country."

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Vintage Skirts

I'm pretty sure someone embellished this skirt with felt birds and leaves, that it wasn't manufactured like this.

I think the print on this is gorgeous. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit as it is- I would be lucky to be able to fit my thigh in the waist part. But I am pretty sure I can alter it to knee-length. The tag says it was "Hand printed in Finland."