Monday, April 21, 2014

Shop Hop!

I know this is a little late but with having little man
 all last week not much got done but taking care of playing with him!!  He is the joy of my life and I miss him dearly when he's with his daddy every other week.  But I do get more done around the house when he's not there.
Anyway on Saturday, 4/12 our Quilt Guild participated in a Shop Hop in Amish Country here in Ohio.  We had a great time, there were 8 of us that went and 3 won door prizes!!  They introduced me to 2 yes 2 more quilt shops I hadn't been to in Amish Country!!  Lots of pretty new fabrics, kits, and patterns to choose from.
I did get some sewing done yesterday, hope everyone had a great Easter!! I've been working on that blue trip around the world quilt and it's coming along nicely but I figured out yesterday I only have about half the fabric I need for the top so I'll be making another trip to the quilt store soon!!
I did finally manage to finish another quilt top that I've been working on for a while but I forgot to take pictures so I'll have to do that and update you on it.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
Well until next time!!

What's on my cutting table

Guess I forgot to actually post this one, sorry!!
What's on my cutting table?  Well the start of a new quilt, Trip Around The World.  It's going to be for a raffle on Labor Day weekend but I wanted to get started on it as soon as I can. 
I have the other quilt top as far I can I since I ran out of the background fabric to finish the last side of the last border.  Yes I'm pretty bummed that I ran out being that close to finishing the top but I did buy all that she had left of that fabric and since I'm participating in a shop hop in Amish Country this Saturday, I decided I'd wait until then to try to find another piece to match and finish it up.  Once I get it finished I'll post a pic for everyone to see.
But back to my current quilt top.  I have some of the fabric cut but wanted to get an idea of how it would look and I'm liking what I'm seeing.  Since I didn't have an actual pattern to follow I set up an Excel spreadsheet, yes I know not a normal program to use for a quilt top, but since I'm doing 4 1/2" blocks I could create it in Excel so I could start at the top and work my way down.  Looks pretty good if I do say so myself
Well until next time,