Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Stash Report

There’s been virtually no quilting in my studio this past summer and no quilt shop hopping. Well, that changed yesterday. My sister asked me if I wanted to ride with her to Hunters Heirloom Quilting in Centerview and then up to Missouri Star in Hamilton.  I said yes.

At Hunters, the Cascade pattern caught my eye so I picked it up and the ruler to go with it. Although the pattern is FQ friendly, I will work from my stash. I’m considering using my Kansas Trouble fabrics, but time will tell. I also picked up FQs of neutrals since they can always be used.

Then it was off to Missouri Star. I may be the only quilter in the world who does not get excited at the prospect of a trip to Hamilton. I seldom use a single line of a fabric in a quilt  – even when I make a non-scrappy quilt. So if I find an inspiration fabric in the Floral Store (loved those butterflies on turquoise) I can’t pull other fabrics, except what is in the Floral Store to go with it. As a result I leave the fabric there.  But I digress.

Since this was my sisters expedition, we started at the north end of town, skipped Primitives and Batiks, crossed the street. In the main store I finally bought the triangle papers and mini-ruler. All I could remember yesterday is that I didn’t buy the ruler and papers when they were first available since there was so much on my plate, so I couldn’t remember what quilt it was. Turns out it’s the Mini Periwinkle quilt from the first Block magazine. I need 2 more packages of papers. I’ll worry about that after I figure out what fabrics I’m going to use. I also picked few more neutral FQs.

Somewhere along the way it was suggested that the Floral Store might have what my sister was looking for, so we stopped into the Mercantile on the way to Florals where I picked up the shirting charm pack to use as backgrounds on my Star-A-Day quilt, then went to the Floral store.

On the way back to the car, we popped into Primitives since I’m considering Kansas Troubles for the Cascade quilt and I’ll need background fabric. Once we were in the in the store, I couldn’t decide on a background. I did find great black fabric, which happens to be a KTQ fabric, and decide to use for the Cascade quilt with bright prints from my stash. At least that’s how I talked myself into buying the fabric.

By now we’ve done every store except Batiks, so we can’t skip it. That’s where my sister found the last fabric she needed for a quilt she’s working on.

A few weeks ago I also stopped in at The Quilted Sunflower since I was in town to drop off my quilt for the quilt show in Spring Hill. A charm pack and 2 neutral FQs came home with me.

Before I can play with these purchases, there’s a quilt that I need to finish that is way overdue. My goal is to finish it before Thanksgiving so I’ll be ready when the first clue of the Quiltville Mystery quilt is released. But even before I can do that I  have to get through the next few crazy weeks at work.







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