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Quilt Show & Fabric Shopping...

equals a perfect day.

Stefanie and I went out to see the Williamson County Fair. They had a quilt contest and we went by to see the entries. There were some beautiful quilts there, my favorite was the log cabin quilts. There were 2 that were just to die for. I just love that block. One was done in traditional civil war prints and the other was in modern fabric which gave it a modern look which was very nice. There was also a new take I'd not seen with men's ties. My friend Paula who got me started quilting loves the quilts with men's ties and I thought of her right off.

After that we went by one of several quilt shops in Stefanie's area. We are lucky to have 3 quilt shops within a 30 min drive from my house. This is a very sweet shop, The Quilting Squares and the ladies are so helpful there. I've started a collection of coffee shop fabrics from there, still need a few more before I can start my quilt - this may end up being a table topper for my dinning room table, just not sure yet.

Then it was lunch time and Stefanie introduced me to a new restaurant called Dotson's. It a great meat & 3 with super reasonable prices and great food.

Then we were off to Quilter's Garden in Franklin. I love this quilt shop. They have a HUGE selection of fabrics and we were in there a good while. After we pried ourselves out of the Holiday fabrics we went back into the civil war section and I got a new fabric for my collection and the I saw this...angel's sang and my eye's flew open and I was in love. This is their current block of the month quilt. I'm of course behind but plan on making this for sure. It's just too wonderful. I love civil war fabrics and was searching for the pattern I wanted to make. This will be for our bed. I'll have to have this quilted by a long arm quilter - have a great one in mind. Isn't it just stunning.

As I was still wondering around in the oriental fabrics when Stefanie tells me "oh Royce there is a new Olivia collection" - drat - gotta have that. So to start off with I picked up 3 of them. I still have some of the original Olivia collection and may use them on the back of my second Olivia quilt. Such a sucker, I am.

Well today is my first day of sewing in my new space. Think I'll start off by putting the binding on my D4P. It's all quilted and cut and ready for binding - just need to select the fabric. Got side tracked on Friday with jewelry making, but today it's back to sewing. First I have a little of the dreaded house work to do then it's play time.


Cynthia Eloise said…
i use to think i had to do the house work first but then i never got to the fun stuff. lifes to short honey, sew first the housework will still be there.

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