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 Juliannmade 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!