Still Not a Quilter, But…

Last weekend my mom and I attended a quilt show sponsored by our local quilting guild. I think we’ve gone every year they’ve had it, save one, and we can recall each year by remembering which kids we had with us and how we contained them — the show does not allow strollers. This year, however, we were able to attend urchin free — thank you Papa — and could actually enjoy the whole thing without having to corral bored children from booth to booth.

I forgot my camera so I can’t offer you any photos of the amazing quilts that were displayed but I can show you what little bits hopped in my bag before we left. First we found a gorgeous quilt created from these fabrics that my mom and I both loved. But, I was intimidated by the points, the size, and the kit price so I decided to consider it while we continued to browse.

New Fabric

Next I went on a fat quarter shopping spree and got nine — yes 9 — of Heather Bailey‘s Freshcut line. I’m thinking they’ll be perfect for the June challengedisappearing 9-Patch — on the Doll Quilt Challenge group on flickr. It might end up being the quilt for my partner in the second round of the doll quilt swap if it fits her interests.

New Fabric

I also got as many fat quarters as I could find from the Peas and Carrots line by American Jane which, unfortunately was only four but two other unknowns jumped in my hands to join them for the ride. I have no idea what this will become but really they are so cute I just couldn’t resist.

New Fabric

Last thing — can you tell I restrained myself — I procured was that quilt kit. There was only one left — It’s fate said my mom — and I snatched it up as soon as I returned to the booth. Now I just need to figure out how to make it. But I’m still not a quilter, just so you know….

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8 Responses to “Still Not a Quilter, But…”


  1. 1 Gaile June 9, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    I bought 5 fat quarters from Heather Bailey’s line at a trade show awhile back and am trying to figure out what to do with them, (but starting to think doll quilt), because I am not a quilter, just someone easily seduced by pretty fabrics!

  2. 2 robiewankenobie June 9, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    you linked to the hancocks of paducah….are you in that neck of the woods? ’cause i’m a kentucky gal, myself!

  3. 3 Beth June 9, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    I LOVE the fabric you bought. I also attended a quilt show this week but was not as successful as you.

    Not if only I could start a quilt!

  4. 4 Calamity Kim June 10, 2007 at 10:52 am

    You may think you’re not a quilter but you sure look like you have all the signs of becomming one! I love heather’s fabrics- they are just lovely! Congrats on starting a beautiful Disapearing 9 patch! I can’t wait to see it finished!

  5. 5 Anina June 10, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Yes, you’re a quilter! And when you finish that lovely quilt, you’ll REALLY be a quilter.

  6. 6 connie June 10, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    oh man! the colors and patterns are so great. i really like the yellow-red bundle

  7. 7 Amy June 11, 2007 at 7:28 am

    I have a bunch of those piece-o-cake fabrics…
    Since that show, I now have 39 of the freshcut prints…
    I have a ton (about 100) photos on my flickr… I blogged 75% of them…

  8. 8 amandajean June 13, 2007 at 8:56 am

    what beautiful new fabrics. sounds like a fun show to attend.


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