Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Step Away From the Quilt Shops!

Yesterday my sister stopped by on her way home from work. At this point, I can’t remember why — oh yes, I remember now — she was going to help me hang the cat quilt to get a good picture of it. Well given the wind has been blowing non-stop for what seems like days, that didn’t happen.  But she did buy me the May/June copy of Quiltmaker (I paid her back).  Before she left she asked if I wanted to run down to the Hunters Heirloom in Centerview, Missouri. It seems that today is their big customer appreciation day and everything is/was 25% off. Sure, why not. I’m still looking for the border fabric for Allietare.

The black Kansas Trouble print will be the outer border, binding and cuff on a pillowcase. The gold is the inner border and body case.  The red is to be the accent color on the binding. At the moment, I’m not planning on doing the scallops.  But hey, who knows what I’ll decide when I eventually get it quilted.

While there I picked up some FQs and a different seam ripper. My sister loves this one. I have no problem with my little cheap ones — except I can’t find them under the piles of stuff on sewing table so maybe I’ll be able to easily find this one when I need to use it. One the way out the door, I spotted an advertisement for a quilt show that was more or less on the way home. So we stopped in.  I picked up a couple of FQs from one of the vendors and  a couple of books and a color wheel from the guild garage sale.

I couldn’t remember if I had the Linda Taylor book or had borrowed if from the library. If I have a copy on my shelf, I’ll give this one to my sister.

At this point I need to stay out of the shops. I have plenty to work on.  Progress is being made on Cascade.

I think I’m up to 20 stars cut out for the Star-A-Day quilt. I have the border fabric for Allietare and the Alphabet BOM and I’ve started cutting 2″ strips for Carolina Chain and I’m considering cutting fabric for Diamond Tile.  Not to mention at least 4 other projects that need to be worked on; Blue/Green Strip Twist – blocks cut and just need to be assembled; Pineapple Blossom – pieces cut need to make the blocks; On Ringo Lake – blocks and sashing made, just needs to be assembled; and Candy Sunflower Seeds which simply needs the borders pieced and attached.

I wonder how many of these I can get to the top stage before the end of  May?

 

 

 

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