10/27/11

houses

I got these two charm packs in the mail yesterday from the Fat Quarter shop. Time to start my Schnibbles Full House pattern. OMG, really, does anyone ever test these patterns?
The roof area has to be cut way back, and the door is shorter than the walls. So the directions (a puzzle at best) tell you to make it 5 x 6.5 (I think). Why doesn't the pattern just make the pieces the correct size to begin with. So I think I will just adjust the pattern so I don't have a lot of cutting off of things. Don't like Schnibbles patterns! Won't buy again.

10/26/11

Quilt show purchase


I bought this pattern from a woman vendor at the quilt show and her booth was very nice. I had never seen these patterns before and it was very hard to decide which one to buy. She has a website so go and browse her great patterns. Reets rags to stitches!

10/25/11

How I spent my Fall Vacation

I recently took a vacation to Alaska to visit my best friend in the whole world
I only saw the white stuff one day on our trip from Seward to Anchorage to pick up
Fresh crab right off the boat in Dutch Harbor
My best friend was doing a little home improvement
And we had a bit of fun along with the work
We took a side trip one day to Kenai and Soldotna. These were the only fish I saw

And these were the only Bear I saw.

Then we drove back to Seward, admiring the one week of fall and in the sun shine!

Back in Seward we did some manual labor
And visited friends at the American Legion for a nice steak dinner
Before heading out to Anchorage to the airport for the flight home. sad be be back... I love Alaska!
Here are images of the yardage of fabric I bought.

I love Fire weed, (2 yards)



Now I am home and back to work. But even though I did some work I had a great time! Thanks Val!

10/24/11

Annies Star Annual Quilt Show, Chico CA. (2011)

The Raven, an awesome quilt by Brandi of ABC blog fame.
This quilt was made by my friend Pammy of Library Gal Quilts fame.
And here are the two wonderful fellow bloggers. Such great people!