05 March 2008

Quiltathon, quilt run and what's on your design wall?

Saturday I decided to participate in the quiltathon over here. Since I learned of it late, I didn't actually get the button on my blog, or even blog about it for that matter. I know myself well enough that I knew I would either spend the day on the computer figuring out buttons and blogging, or quilting, but not both lol so I chose to quilt! Anyway better late than never..here's what I accomplished on Saturday: I got two sets of borders on two quilts from last year. The first was my first strip club quilt from Cozy Quilts. Crossed Path made with Sunshine by Moda:The second was a quilt I made from this book:the pattern is Sunny Lanes with the Fall Back in Time line also by Moda.
The next one is scheduled for March 18th and I will get my button and be a better participant then!

Saturday was also the first day of the San Diego Cruisin' Quilters our annual shop hop! Monday and Tuesday were spent driving all over the county to 15 different quilt shops. I behaved myself pretty good...Tomorrow we will do our last 4! I got my first peek at the new Mary Engelbreit fabric "Friends and Flowers" at our first stop in Fallbrook at The Quilter's Cottage--Here's Janine...modeling it? LOL!
They had charm packs and Jellyrolls and one fat quarter bundle which was tempting. I gave in to it and picked up a couple of charm packs and a jellyroll but I resisted the bundle and held out in hopes of finding yardage somewhere...and Tuesday that reserve paid off when I found the whole line in yardage at Rosie's who sells it at a 25% discount no less woohoo!!!
I'm planning on using it with this pattern:
from this book:
I was happy to find this panel (1/2 off!) that I saw at Christmas time on someone's blog and coveted it, but couldn't find it anywhere.Had to add to my Lakehouse collection
and I've got to use this soon before it becomes a 20 something yard collection like my Freshcut....which yes I actually bought 2 more that I didn't have yet!
And of course I can never resist shabby chic or "vintagey" stuff!
And lastly but not leastly :) Kathie asked a while back what was on our design wall...so here it is:
I'm a little over halfway done, I think I need about 32 more blocks. So I'm off to go get a few more done! Have a great week!