Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Red Rooster Quilts

Do you ever have one of those moments when you walk into a place and you're awestruck but what you see? Usually this happens to me on vacations when we go to cool museums. Today this happened when I walked into Red Rooster Quilts in Dublin, Ohio. I was not expecting to see that much freaking fabric!

I was in heaven. Pure bliss. Pure awesomeness. I went trying to find fabric for my penguin quilt. Most of the quilt you can basically use scraps for but I wanted to make sure all my penguin bodies matched. I think I spent an hour and a half in there... That's a long time for me. I kept wanting to buy Christmas fabric because I want to make a Christmas quilt and a tree skirt for my tree. But I've vowed not to buy any fabric ever again unless I have a pattern in mind. Plus I can't work on several projects at once...

I probably had 20 fabrics that I picked out that I wanted to buy though. Being a good girl I put most of them back since I plan on raiding mom's scrap fabric when I'm home next weekend. I did buy the black and white fabric for the penguins and a blue/white fabric that I can use in the one ice skating scene. It's days like today that make me wish I was rich so that I could buy everything!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

1000 Yellow Daisies




I've been watching GG again. This episode gets me every time :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

NQA Quilt Show

I've been wanting to make a blog for some time now but wasn't really sure what all to write about or how to start it. I figure what better way to start than to write about going to the NQA Quilt show!

My mom has always been a super crafty person and I've dabbled in things here and there with her. When I was in Africa in 2009 I bought some fabric not having a clue what I wanted to do with it but knowing that mom would help me with whatever I wanted to make. What I ended up making was a full size quilt using an adapted Pennsylvania Pavement pattern.


The Botswana fabric is this brown and white fabric:


So I headed to the NQA show today looking for some extra fabric for the backing (I'm using the rest of the Botswana brown for part of it) and some fabric for the binding. I didn't really find anything I liked for the backing but I found a cool fabric for the binding:


I also managed to find an awesome penguin quilt that I want to make.


It will end up a bit different that this pattern. One reason is that I have new penguin fabric to go with it :)


And some cute snowflake fabric to use in the background of the patches


In addition to this all I found some other cool fabrics. These two I'm saving for a Christmas quilt I want to make




And this one (from Indonesia!) I'm sure quite what I want to do with it. But for only $1 I couldn't pass up an awesome foreign fabric




My sisters both came to show too. We recently found out that we're 4th generation quilters. I knew mom quilted but I had NO idea that my Grandma Birkel or my Great-Grandma quilted. It's kind of awesome to say that we're all quilters now :) Kelly wants to work on a giraffe quilt. She spent most of the time not really finding anything she liked but almost at the end she found a cool pattern that she can do applique giraffes with and then found fabric that looked like giraffe skin! I'm pretty excited to see how her quilt turns out :) Allison found a pattern for a dragon quilt and started buying fabric for that. My mom had a list of fabric to buy so she could finish a few projects. She got some Civil War reprints that she wanted but nothing else on her list. Pretty sure I get my procrastination for finishing projects from my mom haha :)