Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sashiko and appliqué project

Started working on the appliqué blocks 
of my Tropical Sample Quilt

Loving this project!

Loving even more….
my new needles…
#10 Applique Hiroshima Needles by Tulip

I'm using Batik fabrics for the appliqué flowers
and these needles just glide right through.

Found mine at Knit One Quilt Two
(love that shop!)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mini Shop Hop - so much fun!

Yesterday my Quilty Gal Pal Joan and I went on
our very own mini shop hop!

It was great to get out and see a few shops.
I've been in a little funk lately -  
nothing has been hitting me
until yesterday!
Boy did the Creative Juice Hammer hit me 
- thunk - 

The first shop Calico Cottage
is a very nice shop with a great selection of fabrics!
The first thing to hit me was 
the "Swoon" t-shirt - a MUST have!
a few EPP packets
 a great piece of yellow/orange fabric 
for an applique project that's in the works,
and "The Dress" pattern
 ~ thunk~
not that I have anyone getting married,
but for some reason I just fell in love with
this pattern and it's laser cut silvery fabric.
Having never worked with laser cut fusible fabric
this could be a really fun project!

Our next stop was 
Knit One Quilt Too
this little shop is jammed with fabric, notions,
yarns, embroidery floss, ribbons, buttons…
my head spins every time I go in ~
there is just SO much eye candy!
Really need to control myself in this shop!
They have my favorite - Japanese fabrics!!
Picked up a pre-print Sashiko table topper,
new Tulip Applique needles
a beautiful pattern for all of my Japanese fabrics,
and of course a FQ of Kaffee for my appliqué projects!

the last stop of the day was at
a small shop packed with lots of Batiks,
novelty, panels and holiday fabrics.
Just had to add to my Batik stash!
more Sashiko threads
and my Favorite Best Press scent
Caribbean Beach!
I now like ironing!!!

It was a great day!
My Quilty Gal Pal Joan
picked up a few goodies herself!

I think the Creative Juice Hammer
hit her too!
Joan ~ can't wait to see your bag when it's done!