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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Been busy, been in a funk, just plain not enough hours in a day.

That's my excuse and I am sticking to it. 
 
Finally got myself into the sewing room today and realized I haven't shared all my purchases from the Grand Rapids quilt show.
 
 
Already started these two mini flags that came with a stand. Now I need to get the buttonhole stitching done and then I can use them.
 
 
Bought this dot fabric for the backing of my QOV challenge quilt and have it all pieced together as of this evening.  I even made the binding, so this quilt just needs to get on the long arm.
 
 
On the Dot are little markers for your rulers. I am anxious to give these a try and the little bottles are fabric ink with the six dabbers.  I am going to try using this on the back of a wedding quilt that had signatures but the marriage didn't last.  I'll let you know how that works.
 
 
I have a request from one of my grandsons to make a sock monkey.  I made each of the two older ones a monkey long ago and now this one wants one, so I thought I would make two for the two grandsons that don't have one.  This may be a Christmas project.
 
 
Bought yardage of this fabric for a backing because I just couldn't resist.  On returning home, I found the perfect quilt for it and it is one of those that is nearly done.  Just loved this fabric.  It was calling my name every time I walked by it. 
 
 
Just because!  Maybe I will make a little zippered bag with these. 
 
 
12" show special cutting board. 
 
 
Yes....$3.97.  I thought that was a super price.
 
Well, that's it for my purchases. 
 
As for my finally getting into the sewing room today.  I pieced the backing for the QOV quilt that I showed you above.
 
I cut out a backing for a baby quilt that was made out of left over triangles from a previous project.
 
 
......and I cut out the backing for my huge white/black/red Chinese coin quilt.  Now all three of these are ready for the long arm. 
 
Also, I should mention that I got the coolest pin cushion from my son and daughter-in-law this afternoon.  They just returned from a belated honeymoon to Scotland.  The pin cushion is made from recycled sweaters in a Scottish motif stuffed with sand from the northern Shetlands.  How cool is that?
 
Anyways, here is a picture of all the goodies they brought back for us. 
 
 
There are a couple little bottles of Scotch, some handmade soaps, fudge that is flavored with scotch and my pincushion. 
 
All-in-all, today was a good day.  Just maybe I am finally out of my funk.  One can only hope.
 
 


3 comments:

  1. Such wonderful finds & treasures!
    Your little mini flags look super cute.
    Congrats on finding the perfect fabric for your challenge quilt!
    LOVE that darling baby quilt top too!

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  2. Enjoyed seeing all of your purchases !
    That fabric is wonderful ! Great find !
    The mine flags are adorable and the baby quilt is so sweet !

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  3. The pumpkin is what strikes my fancy.

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