Monday, April 15, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up

Unfortunately there was just no sewing for me this past weekend.  

Friday, I was plagued with another one of those wonderful sinus headaches bordering on migraine.  I took Sudafed and Tylenol all day to no avail.  I finally gave up and just napped.

Saturday, my husband and I and our friends Greg and Susan went to Cincinnati to the International Quilt Show.  I had a fantastic time!

This was the vendor side of the room.  It wasn't as a great of a variety this year, but it was still fun looking around.  And I still managed to do some damage to the old wallet.  

I lost my mind at the Primitive Gatherings Booth. On my first trip there .... yes first ... I bought these two kits:

This pattern is called "9" and it consists of about 1000 nine patches ..... each measuring 1.5" finished!! That's right ... 1/2" finished squares!  I've lost my MIND!! Here are the fabrics:
 And Lisa Bongean does a wonderful job of packaging her kits:

These are heavy plastic zipper bags.  They are very nice and I will be able to use them over and over again.

The next pattern is called Camp Randall:
 This was actually my only "planned" buy.  Here are the fabrics for it:
There's no way I would have been able to assemble that variety of fabric by myself.  I'm super excited to get started on these!

I found a little quilt shop from Wilmington, NC that had a lot of nice stuff.  The name of the shop was Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe. I scored a cute little table topper there:
And here's the fabric:
Then I made a quick stop by Paper Pieces and purchase some 1/4" hexagons ... no ... that is not a typo .... 1/4"!!  I may loose my eyesight trying to sew these, but they were so stinking cute on display!
We walked around and around and I just didn't see anything else I wanted.  Until we took another pass by the Primitive Gatherings booth and saw this on the "other" side:
 Yeah ... it came home with me too!!  It was $100 off.  It was my "bargain"!  LOL  It's called Aunt Maggie's Patchwork Quilt:

 I went ahead and picked up this pattern too:

By this time Susan and I had gotten the attention of Lisa Bongean the owner of Primitive Gatherings. I joked and said we were groupies!  Anyway we talked to her for a little while and she is a really nice lady!  She's funky and I like her.  She said it was nice seeing younger ladies in her shop. And of course I showed her my tattoo!  She gave each of us a mini charm pack of her Snowman Gatherings line!  That was super sweet of her!
Then we were off to lunch at Rock Bottom Brewery.  We had some awesome food and then went back to look at the quilt exhibit.  I was really disappointed in the exhibit.  I like more traditional looking quilts and there were only a handful of those.  Most were what I would consider "modern" and I just couldn't get in to it. Then it was back home with all of my goodies!

Sunday was cleaning and laundry day.  So hopefully I'll get back to my sewing room on Friday.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Feline Friday

We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen.  My husband has had the window sills out for weeks now and it's just not been setting well with the Feline portion of our family because after all the best birdie and critter watching happens in the window sill!

Mommy to the rescue:

Neela has decided that the kitchen chair may actually serve her better since she's a "well endowed" kitty. I interrupted her outside kitty watching to make her pose for the picture.  But since then, I've been forgiven!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up

I got a little sewing in over the weekend finally.  Friday I finished all of my Block Xs for my Lazy Sunday quilt:
Block X

I only had to rip a few.  I hate ripping!  I really like these blocks.  I'm anxious to see how it all comes together!

Then Saturday I made a couple more blocks for the Modern HST Quilt-a-Long.  Blocks 26 & 27:
Block 26
Block 27
 And then I made a couple blocks for the Civil War Sampler BOW.  These are blocks 9 & 10:
Block 9 - Peace and Plenty
Block 10 - Yankee Puzzle
Finally, on Sunday, I drug out my Vintage Kansas City Star BOM and put together blocks 7 through 9:
Block 7 - The Album
Block 8 - I X L or I Excel
Block 9 - Jackson's Star
I'm anxious to finish the Kansas City Star quilt.  I had forgotten how much I like it!  That's what happens when you walk away from stuff for months!

All in all it was a pretty productive weekend.  Next weekend is the International Quilt Show in Cincinnati.  I'm not taking any classes this year.  We are just going to go for a day and call it good.  I'm looking forward to browsing the booths!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Feline Friday

There's nothing better than clean laundry to warm a kitty's soul!

Just ask Khaleesi!!