Thursday, April 14, 2011

Home from Duluth

We had a great shopping trip to Duluth, MN.  It is a four hour drive to the south west of us so the weather can sometimes be a little warmer than here and yesterday proved that with a balmy 19C.  I visited 3 quilt shops and even visited the same one twice so that may count as four.  I also went to Hancock Fabrics and purchased some new quilting notions and supplies.

Our first stop was "The Quilt Corner" in Beaver Bay MN where I purchased these beauties.  A charm pack, a yard of co-ordinating fabric, a zipper and this pattern.  These will be used to make this lovely purse for the fall.

I also picked up this stack of fat quarters.  There is an assortment vegetable prints,  Chocolate chipits, blues, yellows as well as some nice oranges that will make fall maple leaves on a wall hanging.

I think this will make good side panels and binding.

I found these beautiful batiks at 2 shops:  "Fabric Works" in Superior WI, and "Behind the Seams" which is at mile 58 on Hwy 61.  I am going to make a table topper which requires the green, burgundy, beige and blue.  I have a lot of blue, I just needed to add the other colours.

This fat quarter needed a home.
It almost looks good enough to eat.

These are going to be made into an eyeglass case or maybe even two.  I found a neat pattern in a new magazine I purchased also while we were away.

Some of the extras I picked up.  The gloves are from Menard's.  They have grips on the fingers and are a size small.  I have small hands and have a hard time finding gloves to fit me.

I like the ergonomic seam ripper and awl.  They are so much easier to use then small handled ones.  I tried to buy carpet cutter blades at Harbor Freight but they were all sold out so I had to settle for Olfa.  They were on sale so I only paid $14 for 5.  A great price!!!

A new Table runner pattern is always handy to have around too.

It was a great quilting trip and I even managed to purchase a few other things as well.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Off to Duluth

We are off to Duluth to see what goodies I can find. 
There are at least 5 quilt shops in the area and I try to visit at least 3 of them. 
Maybe even 5 this time.
Looking forward to all those shops......


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easter Egg Tree

Years ago when my oldest granddaughter was about 4 years old she brought me an Easter present of an Easter Egg Tree.  It was a spindly thing that you hung Easter eggs on.  When I saw this applique on the Internet it brought back a flood of memories of her giving me this gift.  It is not finished but I just had to post it, I thought it was so cute.

Thanks Sindy.   Here is where you will find the pattern.

Some of the applique is finished but there is still more to do. 

I think it will look just great on my table at Easter.