Friday, November 16, 2007

Not Sew Much

Been a busy week so not a lot of quilting has happened here at KC Quilter-land! Some binding of wallhangings, some knitting, some Christmas decorating... Yesterday was my mini-group get-together and one of our members is in charge of this year's scrap quilt for our guild. I should explain, my guild makes an opportunity quilt to raffle off to the public at the annual quilt show. We also make a scrap quilt that is just for membership to purchase chances on. This year's scrap quilt will be a string quilt---yay! Members are given rectangles of a light-weight
muslin and are to sew strings of Christmas fabrics and Christmas colors onto this muslin foundation. The "in-charge" gal will set them into a quilt using this configuration. The colors are not as pretty in the photo as I had to use my camera phone. I just love, love, love this and will purchase many chances! The drawing will not be until next fall so I may have to start one of my own LOL to use up those gazillion bits of Christmas fabrics I just HAD to have.

On the design wall are these blocks for the Farmers Market quilt we are doing over on Pat Sloan's Yahoo group. Each month brings a new surprise from Pat! They are so fun, quick and easy that I can hardly wait each month for the new one.













On the shopping front I found this luscious doublefaced quilted fabric at Joann's the other day--on sale. Just right for a new bag, doncha think? And they sell those wonderful magnetic snaps for bags for 6 sets/$2.99!!! I have been paying $3.00 for one set! They also carry those newfangled bobbin sidewinders but were out of them the day I was in there, of course. But I was thinking they would be a steal with a 40% off coupon!

Okay, now it is time to be a grown-up and start spending my money on presents for OTHER people......

13 comments:

Libby said...

Love that string quilt . . . bet there will be a LOT of tickets sold *s*

Laurie Ann said...

Love that string quilt. It's my favorite Quiltville pattern. I think I've made at least ten. Love it!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh golly do we really have to start being grown ups!!! I like it when you spend money on yourself. ;)

The string quilt is going to be fun to raffle off. Can't wait to see it when it done.

Susan said...

I'd buy lots of chances on that string quilt, too. I like the way yours look. Your Farmers Market blocks are looking really great. This is going to be such a cute quilt at the end. Being a grown-up is overrated. =)

Mary said...

This is one of my favorites but I've yet to make a quilt using the pattern. I've seen several different versions so I'm not sure which one I'll go with when I decide to finally make it.

Patti said...

Hi Vera, In spite of an additional two weeks off work I'm still WAY behind on my blog reading. I'm so sorry to hear of your nephew's experience - and so glad he wasn't physically hurt. Counseling is a very good idea - I'm glad he received it. I sure hope something can be done about the person they had to release.

I stopped doing Pat Sloan stuff a couple years ago because I didn't like the direction her designs were heading. These look more like what she used to do. Very cute!

I love your Cotton Candy quilt. I bought that book and want to make that quilt from one of my jelly rolls, etc. So simple yet so stunning.

Finn said...

Hi Vera, I see you have christmas well under control..*VBS* It's ok with me for you to love christmas *S*. I do too, but with age, have begun to think I like the preparation and the 'idea' of the season more than the actual day..LOL.
Love the pieces you are working on...might just have to get that 301 book...*VBS*
Hope you and yours are all well and healthy in this holiday season. Hugs, Finn

Elaine Adair said...

ahhhh..... a little gasp of delight here as your string quilt photo opened up. As many times as I've made this quilt (10-12?) I am still delighted at each new version. Thanks for the nice photo, and good luck with the project.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Well done. Pretty quilts in the making. The string X has to be one of my all time faves, Bonnie of Quiltville is one great designer!

Verry Sherry said...

Hi love your work. The farmers' market especially--we do a market in our village and it would so fit!! And the strip quilt will be lovely!

ps. thanks for visiting my blog- you're verry welcome to my world.

Laura said...

Vera I love the Christmas string quilt. What a neat setting and using Christmas fabrics is such a great idea. I am sure it will be a great success!

Marilyn R said...

I love the string quilt. Scrappy quilts are so interesting to look at and have around.

Marcie said...

Great idea to get a big group doing Christmas Strings--lots of variety! Hope you win it!