Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm wasn't going to buy anything, honest!

Hi to all my wonderful blog friends. It has been one of those busy weeks with lots to show and tell, so here it goes!

Yesterday my sweet daughter, my mom, Sister-in-Law Melanie, and her mom Margret went on our annual Utah Shop Hop. We were only able to go one day, and made it to about half of the stores, but that was enough for our wallets! I wasn't going to buy anything! Honestly, I didn't think I would. As you already know, I've bought so much in the past few months, that I need nothing!
I'm sorry to say, my resolve didn't last ONE store! I found myself pulling out my credit card at the first chance I got to buy this little kit. I'm blaming it on my DD who begged me to get it! I already had the pattern, and I've been looking at the kit for a while. I finally caved to her pleading and bought it. It will be cute in her room, so I better put it on the top of my list, or it won't get done until she has a daughter! Quilt Soup "All Dressed Up"

Fig Tree's Patisserie line of fabric. Quilt is "Twin Stars" from the "Jelly Roll Quilts" book

I was pretty good at the next few stores, but then we went to Mormon Handicraft, which was having a 20% off sale. I decided to buy this fabric to made a quilt out of my new Jelly Roll Quilt book. I am thinking of doing "Twin Stars". I've never made a jelly roll quilt before, so with the discount I thought it would be a good time to try. I got the fabric for the back in their 75% off fabrics. It was 2.30 a yard! That made it easy to buy, and I'm hoping it will look great with another fig tree quilt that my mom made several years ago from one of our Shop Hop trip. She made this for my daughter, and it is still one of my favorite quilts in my house!

Fig Trees "Flower Star Wreaths." My Mom made this incredible quilt for my daughter a few years ago.
DD begged me to buy this fabric as well. It was only $2.00 a yard, and will make a cute dress or something. Would be great quilt backs as well.
This is the fabric that I bought at market for a spring trench coat! This will go with everything, and I'm actually looking forward to making this!
Summer Snapperland by Bent Creek
I've finished my summer Snapperland. I loved working on this piece. It really was my favorite one of all! I started the Fall Snapperland and I'm hoping to be able to get it done really soon, so that I can have them all mounted at the same time. My framer said he could make it so I could use one frame for all four designs. I'm going to try that for a while. It will be nice to not have to store the other framed pieces. I don't really have a spot for them all to be out at once, so I think this will be a great option for now. I put all of the snaps on this piece, and then took most of them out. I thought they detracted from the piece. Now that I look at this through my camera lense, I think the snaps would have been okay, but I'm leaving them out for now!

Hope you have a great day! I'm off for more quilting and stitching fun. Hope you have a great weekend!


Deb said...

Oh my gosh Loraine - how could you NOT buy anything? Seeing all the booty you managed to purchase in one day, it's probably a very good thing that you didn't have two days. You got some great fabrics there! I'm drooling all over looking at all the stash you picked up!

I remember when I was quilting and would do those Quilt Shop Hops. I'd come home with enough to last me a year (or two). I miss doing them - maybe this fall when I get back to quilting.

That black and white fabric is going to make a magnificant trench coat! I can't wait to see that finished! And that All Dressed Up pattern is going to be adorable when it's finished! DD has great taste with those fabrics, and that Jelly Roll quilt - I really like the colors for that one. You're making me so ready to quilt again! I am going to sneak and look up those Fig Tree quilts in a minute. No harm in looking, right? And that quilt that you mother made for DD - I can't even imagine making something like that. Applique stops me dead in my tracks, but I am coveting that quilt! I think your new pattern addition will look great with it.

And if I'm not gushing enough, I love, love your Summer Snapperland. That looks like it would be so fun to work on!

Okay, I've worn myself out. LOL What what fantastic purchases you made! Hope you have a great weekend, Loraine!!

Ranae said...

What beautiful glorious stash.
The bent creeks look fabulous.

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, shop hops are so dangerous! I have that Jelly Roll quilt book, isn’t it awesome? I have yet to buy a jelly roll, but I just love the book. I will do one someday. :) I like everything you got. The quilt your mom made is gorgeous! And, congrats on the Summer Snapperland finish.

Siobhan said...

I am in awe of the quilt that your mother made. Clearly you inherited your talent with the needle from her! Wow, it is beautiful. Love your snapper finishes, too! The quilt fabrics are wonderful--I wouldn't have been able to resist, either!

Maggie said...

Your mothers quilt is just beautiful, talented lady! I'm afraid my use of needle and thread only extend to cross stitching and very basic finishing..sigh, i do envy people who can actually make something.
Your quilt fabrics are wonderful - you didn't really expect to come back with nothing now did you?;-)

Tammy said...

Oh what a fun shopping trip that sounds like! Your quilt and stash are beautiful! I truly love the summer snapperland too and must get it soon (maybe on vacation?), but I don't "get" the snaps, lol. The designs are cute, but I doubt I will put a snap on that one too. Beautiful job!

Dot said...

What a fun time we had at the shop hop! I think it was one of the best because it was the first time the shops had sales other than our favorite shop that always had selected fat quarters for $1. I certainly bought my share of fabric and projects.
Thanks for all your entusiasm, it's infectious and I wouldn't do half of what I do without you. Love, Mom

Kim said...

Loraine that stars quilt out of the Fig Tree fabs will be spectacular! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the black & white print!!! Love! Your snapperland looks great!!! And you'll be happy to know the AC went in to the "ON" position Friday night! Aaaaaah! Sweet relief! ;o)

Jan said...

Loraine, what a lovely and fun shopping excursion you had! I love the quilt that your mother made and those fig tree fabrics are gorgeous!

I can't wait to see your trench coat made, in that lovely fabric!! And your Summer Snapperland is oh so cute, can't believe you only have one left to do in this series. That is a fabulous idea to switch them out in the same frame!!

Have a great week!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Hi Loraine! I love thatquilt that your mother made ~ it is gorgeous!! Your BC snapper finish, too! If I quilted, I might have picked exactly what you did!

Now... on to our Sail Away SAL! I have been so busy at work and home, I'm just now cathching up! What about an August 5th start? That just happens to be, sigh, my 50th birthday - eligible for a senior discount now in many places.... sigh..... I think I'll be sighing a lot over the next few weeks. I've never run an SAL so have no idea how to go about it. However you want to set it up is AOK with me - I'll be a good follower and will post whatever you suggest on my blog as well.

I can't wait to start that pretty thing and it'll be fun to see if anyone else wants to join us!

Mylene said...

That's a beautiful piece your mother made your your DD. Such lovely colours.

I really envy your stash shopping over there especially seeing prices ranges 2dollars a piece as that kind of price is impossible over here.

BC snapper finish looks great.

Lila Tueller said...

Hi Lorraine,
Had a lot of fun reading about your shop hop extravaganza! Just returning your comment on my post about wanted more information on the slipcovered chair. I can tell you how I did it if you want, but it will take more room than you have here...If you still want to know just email me and we'll "chat" about it!
Thanks for your support! I love to hear about people who enjoy sewing as much as I do! Makes me feel a little more normal I think. LOVE your blog BTW...soo cute.
Keep sewing!