Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Placemats

I haven't done a lot of sewing since I got back from New York but I did manage to finish some placemats for the Guild Quilt Show.  These will be in the booth for sale.  If no one decides that they need a home I will give them to Meals on Wheels.  They are quite cheery and I'm sure someone will enjoy them around Christmas time.

I have finished 2 and I hope to have 6 finished on time for the Quilt Show.
The tree is appliqued onto the background and I didn't even have to decorate it as it came with all it's fancy decorations.

I made the backing out of the tree fabric so it is reversible also.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Some of my Shopping in New York

Before we left for New York I had looked up quilt shops on the internet.  There were only 2 in New York City itself so I had to find at least one of them so I could do some shopping.  We found The City Quilter and so I had make sure we visited the shop.  It is on West 25th Street and in order to get into the shop you had to ring the doorbell.  A really nice quilt shop in the heart of New York City.  I wandered around and told Colleen and Lynda to do the same.  Well that was a mistake.  They found New York fabric and want me to make them pillows.

Times Square, The statue of Liberty, The Subway,  Taxi Cabs

I found a really neat fat quarter bundle that I'm sure I can put to good use at some point.  The colours are so great that I couldn't leave it behind.

The computer really doesn't do them justice.

I also found a really neat kit that I pondered over for a long time then decided that it just had to come home with me.  The colours are very rich from Benartex.  It is called Shades of Autumn.

The Kit includes Fossil Fern fabrics and a pattern.

There is over 8 yards of fabric and the quilt is finished at 69 x 69.  It will be put in the to do box and hopefully I will get to it soon.

It is good to be back home and now to get back to doing some serious quilting.