Sunday, September 16, 2012

Another Baby Quilt

I was asked to make a baby quilt in the colors pink and navy blue - I had never worked with that combination before so I took it on as a challenge.

I pulled out my scrap bins and other fabrics from my stash and decided to use a pattern that I got with a Charm Pack called Window Pane.  However, I added two more rows to the quilt to make it a little longer.

I tried to take this picture with my iPhone and it did not come out very well.  

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Quilt Shop Finds

My husband Ron and I went down to St Louis, MO this weekend to see the Milwaukee Brewers play baseball againt the St Louis Cardinals. However, we left Thursday night and stayed in Springfield, IL overnight which gave us Friday during the day to have some fun. Ron insisted upon finding some quilt shops on our way down and I used my iPhone app Quilt Shops from Quilt Club of America to locate two different shops.

1) Sweet Annie's in Troy, Illinois
I found a Christmas Table Runner pattern, bought a kit for a small table mat and several fat quarters. My favorie fat quarter is the one with Illinois on it... now Ron wants me to find fabric from all the states we have visited and make a quilt with it !!!

2) Cross Patches in Collinsville, IL

I found a pattern for a dress for our granddaughter, a pattern for a tote bag, a pattern for a small box and a pattern for a quilt that could use up scraps.  Also found a couple of Baseball themed fat quarters that Ron wanted me to get and hold for a future project!!

I am so blessed that my husband was willing to go to the shops with me but as it turned out he also added to my list of future projects!!!!