Friday, December 28, 2007

Not Your Usual After Christmas Sale!


Some of my family rose early the day after Christmas to track down those markdown bargains, like coats, shoes, electronic goodies, wrapping paper, etc. Not me. I was hot on the trail of a sale at one of my favorite quilt shops, Prairie Point in Shawnee, Ks. Almost everything was at least 20% off, with a back room full of 40% off fabrics. Mmmm....talk about extending Christmas. I had been wanting this Fig Tree book after seeing the delicious quilt that Juliann made from it and posted on her Dec. 9th blog post.


I was also in search of some more of the Shangri-la fabrics to use for borders and backings and pillowcases for the Cotton Candy quilt. Before Christmas I finished all the blocks and am going to try to start sewing them together into rows today. I am wanting to pick up the blues as much as possible--DH says I never make a blue quilt!!!! Well, we'll see if this is blue enough for him when the borders have been added!!!


















It seems that I have fewer UFOs to start the new year with than usual. Yay! I want to make a list of all the projects finished in 2007 and I am thinking I may be pleasantly surprised--for once. Right now, I am looking at finishing the Cotton Candy quilt, quilting the Chocolates & Cherries quilt, and working on a BOM quilt. I know I must be forgetting something LOL!! When these are all done done, I can start something new--maybe a Fig Tree quilt!

14 comments:

Lisa D. said...

You got some fun new goodies! I love that Cotton Candy quilt, it's on my to-do list!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh boy, I'm lusting over your Fig Tree Quilts.

Your quilt is nearing completion - very pretty choice of colors and a nice clean pattern. Lovely!

Juliann in WA said...

You are going to love that book. Enjoy.

Susan said...

That looks like a great book. I've thought about it, too, so maybe if I can find it on sale sometime, I'll get it. Your blocks for the cotton candy quilt look wonderful together, and I think the blue border will be fabulous on it - very blue. =) What a great sale day, and probably lots less crowded than some of the places your family went!

Patti said...

Oh - I like that new quilt! I'm eager to see how it looks with the borders. Right now it's a bit blue - but just a bit. :-)

I've looked at that book a bunch - but so far have resisted. Good for you getting yourself a late "gift".

Allison said...

I love seeing people's goodies!

And that quilt is so gorgeous:)

Yummers! said...

I'm with you... I had no interest in all those half off sales at every store in town. However the Fat Quarter Shop has had some nice sales and of course most things I bought weren't on sale. I found great Valentine's Day fabrics there for pairs of pillowcases for my girls and red and white paisley that may go into a quilt of quilted bags for gifts.
Post holiday hugs,
Joni

Carol said...

Your quilt looks great...can't wait to see the borders on. I broke down and got that book and I love it. Great houses.

Nurse Nancy said...

Hi, I was just checking out your site, after visiting JulieQ's, and your quilts are gorgeous! I didn't go out fighting the crowds either. Better to stay home and quilt. lol
Nice to meet you!
Nurse Nancy

Red Geranium Cottage said...

You can't go wrong with Fig Tree. I love that book.

Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...your blocks are just lovely..book looks good will have to check that one out....

Kathy said...

That looks like a great book! I like your quilt too.

Helen in the UK said...

Looks like a very interesting book. LOVE quilts with houses in them :)

Libby said...

The New Year is the perfect time to start a new quilt *s* Enjoy!