Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekend Sewing Report

I got quite a bit accomplished during my free weekend.

On Friday I quilted two charity quilts, got the labels made and the binding sewn to the front. I only took a picture of one though.

The other is the same pattern using different fabrics. I pieced both tops at my last guild retreat in February. I got the binding already sewn to the back on the other one.

On Saturday night and Sunday morning, I made lots of units for my Scrap Jar Star quilt.

I didn't do any sewing on Saturday because I was out with friends all day. We drove up to Buena Vista, CO for a luncheon. It was the Spring Luncheon for the P.E.O. chapters in our area. After the wonderful luncheon, we went to a yarn store in Buena Vista, Serendipity Yarn, and then over to Salida, CO to a relatively new quilt store, Fringe. It is a fairly small store but loaded with style and modern fabrics.

I purchased this hilarious print.

The name on the selvedge says "We Come In Peace" and it is a Michael Miller print. I have no idea what I will do with this fabric. I bought a yard of it.

This store had modern fabrics! Some of the designers names I recall are Tula Pink, Kaffe Fassett, Valorie Wells, Jennifer Paganelli, and Sweetwater, but I'm sure there were more I don't remember. They also had a small selection of some of the modern style Moda fabrics, some batiks, solids and kid prints. In addition, they had some nice yarn and gift items. If you are ever in the Salida, CO area, I recommend making a stop at this store. It is located in downtown Salida. The block it is on has several other really nice shops.

The yarn store in Buena Vista is also worth a stop. They had a large selection of beautiful yarns and gift items. I got a small skein of some silk yarn that I plan to couch onto something. I'm not sure exactly what but some kind of art project type something.

I always feel like I didn't get as much done as I should have, but I had a great time which is more important. Spooky also behaved. The weather has been pretty nice so she has been spending more time outside than in lately. She did hang out with me in the sewing room some, but she mostly slept.


Mama Pea said...

Glad you had a great time. What's PEO? Love your quilt. And I ADORE that fabric! Totally would have bought it, too. I will have to go to that shop, if I can, when in CO this summer. Sounds like a winner! Both of them!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Looks like you got a lot done while the boys were away. Just getting the two quilts quilted seems like a lot to me. I love that Scrap Jar pattern. Great way to use your scraps. Love your fabrics. Different and nice!