Saturday, July 10, 2010

QUILT SHOPS AND PROJECTS

Here are a couple projects that I worked on during our trip. This table runner is made from a charm pack and pattern (Scrappy Do) that I won in a giveaway that Lisa had on her blog. I sewed this up on our trip home while we were at RV parks.

These basket blocks are for my Mansfield Park (by Timeless Treasures) quilt that I'm making for my guest room. I hand appliqued the handles and then sewed the basket on. I showed my 2 practice blocks in an earlier post on March 22, 2010. I'm hoping to get this top put together before we leave again. Besides these two projects, I also worked on a couple stitcheries while we were gone.Here are my purchases from some of the quilt shops that I visited. First, from The Quilt Shack in Prineville, OR.
I bought these solids from Rosemary's Stash in Rexburg, ID. They were on sale and I will be using them for stitcheries and making dolls.
This store, Boersma's, is in McMinnville, OR (near DS's home) and I always visit it when I'm near it. It is a wonderful shop.
I found these fabric pieces for the I Spy baby quilts that I'm making from Boersma's scrap bin. I was able to cut a bunch of 6" squares and with what was left over I cut some 2 1/2" squares that I can use for either doll quilts or donation quilts.
The following items were purchased from The Quilted Hill, in Yamhill, OR - I posted about this shop a couple weeks ago. I am always looking for black on black and a lot of shops don't have any that I like, or they have black and white fabrics. And, of course, I can always use light contrast fabric as well.
Fabrics at quilt shops are more expensive out west - $10-$11 per yard. The only ones I bought were on sale - I sure didn't pay $10/yd!

Well, I better get busy. Amazingly, last night I started cleaning out my fabric closet - I don't know what got into me!

11 comments:

Karen said...

You are going on another trip? We are going to have to nail your feet down for a while.

---"Love" said...

What a great table runner! Fits right in with all your patriotic things! I love that fabric with dainty pink and blue flowers, in the picture with the I Spy squares. ---"Love"

seventhsister26 said...

Those little baskets are going to make a great quilt;) Nice work;)
The table runner is pretty;)
Shop hopping across country on road trips is always an adventure. You always find things that aren't in your area, and you just have to take them home;)
Happy Quilting!!

Katie said...

Looks like you showed a good amount of restraint in your purchases. I always have a hard time with quilt shopping when travelling - I want to take it all home! (I can't just go back next week, right?) The table runner is fantastic and those baskets are great, too. I bet they'll look even better in the finished quilt!

a good yarn said...

The table runner looks fantastic! American Primer was a great fabric range. I just adore your basket blocks and this will be a wonderful quilt. Fab buys Ruth. Fabric here retails from about $22 - $30 a metre. Ouch! Ann :-)

Beth said...

I really like the colors in your table runner, the flower blocks are adorable. I have a thing about house blocks and basket blocks...I want to make every one I see. sigh
Glad you had a chance to shop hop. Most of the fabric here is around $10.00/yd.

Lori said...

You did manage to get quite a bit done!! Fantastic!!
Your purchases are pretty cool too. Nice of you to help out the economy:)
Leaving again? Where to this time?

aussiequilter said...

you have a beautiful blog ! Love your new tablerunner cheers Teri

Christine said...

You've been so productive! I can't wait to see the basket quilt- what a treasure! :) Christine

Stash Heaven said...

Love both projects and your "finds" at quilt shops look wonderful.

I switched from applique the other night & went back to my cross stitch for the evening. The needle felt huge in my hand after the size 10!

Hope you found some good shops to visit in the magazines! Mary

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love your new table runner. The fabrics are so cheery!

Cleaning the closet, huh? I did mine this spring and guess what it is messy again ---oh well it made me happy for a little bit. When I am looking for a special fabric is where I get in trouble!!
Carolyn