Saturday, October 18, 2008

Yesterday's Goodies

I said I would be back with yesterday's goodies and here they are. First up is the welcome gift from Karen and Bron: an adorable tote bag, a Stitchery magazine, Mrs. Martins Quilt pattern and chocolate (already eaten and very yummy).
Our first stop of the morning was the New England Quilt Museum. The exhibition was Metrotextural: Art Quilts of the Manhattan Quilters Guild. The quilts were definitely art quilts and many were gorgeous. Some left us wondering, but I guess that happens often. In the sale section of the gift shop I found this book on Big Stitch Quilting for 40% off. Since I started big stitch quilting without directions I figured for $8 I would make sure I'm doing it right.
The two-hour drive to Keepsake Quilting was gorgeous. The trees were colorful and the skies were a brilliant blue. Karen and Bron were amazed by the gorgeous colors. We shopped at Keepsake for a little over an hour. As I always do when I visit a quilt shop I check out the sale area first. I found these stripe prints for $4 a yard - bought one yard of each.
This alphabet panel was marked down to $4. There are two full alphabets on the panel. I'm thinking of making an alphabet book for the new grandbaby with them.
I was born and raised in Minnesota and laughed out loud when I saw this Minnesota fabric on sale. I bought two yards of it. I will add it to some other MN fabric I purchased last year.
While waiting for Bron to finish shopping I noticed a stack of cupcake and candy print fabrics by the cutting counter. I asked if they had any medley packages of the prints and they didn't. So I chose these three cupcake fabrics and bought half-yard cuts of each. I also bought a package of 10-inch squares of Aunt Grace solids to use with all the Aunt Grace repros I got for my birthday.
I'm definitely done shopping for a while. In the last two weeks I have purchased close to 50 yards of fabric and received 20 FQs as a birthday present. All of those fabrics should keep me busy for a while, don't you think so?
Sweet P

15 comments:

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Can't wait to see the alpha book...what a great idea. I loved your sale finds.

Teresa said...

Wow..you did good girl!

Rhonda said...

Big stitches....that's what I'm talking about.....LOL....wonderful goodies....love them.

JudyL said...

You have some great goodies there!

swooze said...

Nice haul!!

Lori in South Dakota said...

it sounds like it was a great day, and I love all the fabric. Those stripes would make a great bias binding!

Paula said...

Great purchases!!! Love the cupcake fabrics.

Jackie said...

You certainly made some wonderful purchases. The cupcake fabric is yummy! I don't know if you stayed up last night, but just a few minutes before midnight the Red Sox won to force game 7!!! Yay!! Go Red Sox!!

Brenda said...

Love all the new fabrics and books you got. The cupcakes look yummy enough to eat!

Lurline's Place said...

I love the book Quilting In The Big Stitches Style - wish I had one, as I really do want to give it a go!
Hugs - Lurline.

Pat said...

What a wonderful way to spend time with quilt-y friends...a little color tour then shopping!

The fabrics and book are great!

Kathy Wagner said...

Wow! I think that'll do ya for a while!! Sounds like lots of fun!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

ooh I just LOVE those cupcake fabrics!! I wish I lived closer to that store, but it is a good 2 day drive and 1 day ferry ride to get there :( I will have to search their website to see if I can order it online. I have a great idea how to use those fabrics for a couple of Christmas gifts I want to make for a couple friends!

julieQ said...

What a wonderful trip! Love all the eye candy. I wanna go too!

Nadine said...

WOW ! Soo many treasures to play with ! ENJOY, dear ;>)

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