Even though I was there for family time, my DD treated me to a trip to a fabric store, Out of Hand. I found lots of glorious bundles to take home to feed my
Then I spied some neutral bundles. I recently fell in love with Star Crossed, a scrappy quilt by Corey Yoder, Little Miss Shabby, featured in the April 2016 issue 139 of American Patchwork and Quilting.
I have a line of Ramblin' Rose fabric that I had picked up from The Fabric Cupboard that I will be using for Star Crossed and wanted to use a scrappy approach for the backgrounds. These neutrals fit the bill!
Once I got to the checkout, I went a little crazy. Within arms' reach of the checkout was this wonderful bundle of 30 fat eighths. And what a variety pack it was including Free Spirit Pineapple Slice, Amy Butler, Acadia by Tula Pink, Zen Chic, Alison Glass of Andover Fabrics, Barcelona by Brigitte Heitland and so much more.
This smaller bundle made me smile, including some Mini Pearl Bracelets, Cotton + Steel, Stained Glass, Sun Streaks by Robert Kaufman, and Where the Wind Blows.
Another of my future wish list quilts will be made of greys, blacks, and whites, so I grabbed this grey and this yummy teal, just because.
Before I headed west, I had ordered some fabrics from Dragonfly Fabrics and they shipped it to my DD for me. It was there when I arrived. I know I now have enough greys in my stash so I guess I better get started on a quilt!
My house quilt arrived while I was away so I took a quick picture this morning in between all the washes I am doing.
I still have to add the binding, but I was very pleased to see the quilting done by Ange of Quilting on the Mira. I still have some tidying up to do but hope to get back into my sewing room soon.
The Artisans Collective Gift Shop in Port Hastings, Nova Scotia at the entrance to Cape Breton opened for the season just before I left on my trip. Here is a shot of some of our group on the day that we brought in our wares. I am on the far right and will be working in the shop on Thursday. If anyone is in the area, please drop by to say hello. I'll take some more pictures then. For the first time ever, our seasonal shop now accepts credit cards and I am hearing that the number of sales has increased, so this is a good thing!
And do I miss this little guy and his family? You betcha!
It's a great day for quilting!