Monday, June 20, 2011

Why Don't I Go Every Year???

The Shop Hop was amazing. This is only about the 3rd year I have gone. It always seems like I am working and can't get off. But this year I am so glad I went. Look at this blue and white quilt using Flying Geese. I've got to make it.....someday. And then this Stretched Star looks so happy with all the fun fabrics.

Originally I purchased some 30's fabrics for a Dresden using red polka dot fabrics for the background and centers.

But then Martha pointed out the quilt below and now I think I may need to make that one.....

I always love black, white and red and any fabric with black in it was 20% off.

The Twister quilts were so fun to make and when I saw a Twister quilt (like the one at the top of this post---it was here but somehow it moved and now I can't figure out how to get it back down here!!) I knew I needed to make it......someday.

I saw this bag pattern in Quilt magazine for June/July 2011. It is called Asian Flair designed by Deborah Stanley. I loved the drama of the red and black fabrics but when I saw the pink and black fabric it just said "buy me buy me". So I'll be making this cute bag.....someday.

Now these red and white polka dot fabrics are just sitting waiting for some companion fabrics but I think I'll still use them for a Dresden Plate but I saw some awesome cherry fabrics that I'm sure will go with them perfectly. Oh darn, I'll have to make another fabric run.

For the last few months I've been admiring a Halloween quilt I've seen in several quilting magazines. Purchased the Cake stack and I'm ready to sew.....someday.

I did head down to my sewing room Saturday after all my company left and managed to turn these started blocks into several finished blocks. Just a few more to go and I can start putting them together into a quilt top.

What a fun few days with good friends, lots of new fabric and ideas, and inspiration.

Happy Quilting! Lynda


Tonya said...

If you went every year just think how many "somedays" you would have!!!

Oops-Lah said...

You did great! Wonderful new fabrics and super new ideas!

Pokey said...

It is always inspirational, isn't it? I come back wanting to try dozens more projects, but better yet are the times I get encouraged to try a different spin on a quilt that I was unsure how to continue.
Looks like you have enough fun to keep you busy for a while!

Nina Lise Moen said...

Sounds like a fun hop and it looks like you will be busy sewing for a while!

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing more pics! I bought the "twister" ruler and pattern, hopefully I will get one made sometime...