Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ta and Da

Next weekend Jan and I are having a sew-in at my house.  We've got plenty of firewood and good movies, but we were missing a design wall.  So, after a trip to Jo-Ann's for batting (50% off coupon - Woo Hoo) and the big-box store for insulation board, we now have two 4x8 walls hanging down my hall!  As my hubby says, 'Ta and Da!'  What a treat - hoping I'm motivated to finish some projects that have been languishing in boxes (like the two in the pic at right).

Jan and I took a trip to the quilter's yesterday for drop-off/pick-up.  We stopped at two great IL quilt shops - Quilt Merchant in Winfield and Prairie Stitches in Oswego.  Prairie Stitches is a featured shop in the current Quilt Sampler.  Their quilt is on the cover - what a beauty in person! 

Docia from Quilt Merchant graciously allowed the following pics to share on the blog:  
Halloween fun

New BOM

Geoff's Mom Pattern Co - The Storyteller

Jan and I both loved this doll quilt - looks old, but is new

Never say never!  Over lunch I mentioned to Jan that I don't buy fabric for a particular project - always adding to stash.  Within an hour, I added a new project and purchased 4 yds of the following Jo Morton fabric for background.  Stay tuned!

13 comments:

Jo said...

Oh my...you have so many wonderful projects going one...Love them all.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Love the quilts you've shared. But even more I love that you and Jan are going to have a weekend of sewing together!

regan said...

All of these projects look so good.....love those 'in progess' quilts at the top. And that Jo Morton fabric is lovely! Have a fun sewing day!

Dawn said...

The sew in sounds like a blast! Enjoy those design walls.
Your shopping trip looks fun, and I can identify with never say never...

Janet O. said...

Get those great projects out of the box and onto the new design wall and have at it!! What a fun weekend plan.
Just got my design wall this summer--don't know how I managed 2 decades of quilting without it! Enjoy!!
I love the vintage look of "The Storyteller" quilt, but all of the shop samples are beautiful!

julieQ said...

OH, please come over for a visit on my blog...I too am working on Jacob's Ladder!! Love the alphabet quilt...I really need to do that one in the coming year.

YankeeQuilter said...

Have fun on your quilting time...love the photos. Background fabric is doesn't count as a fabric purchase...it is in the same category as borders and backing! Sometimes you just have to have it....

Barb said...

Oh! I loved your title!
Congrats on making 2 design walls.
A sew in together, you lucky girls!
I'm totally jealous of your trip to the Quilt Merchant. I always visit that shop when I visit my IL friends.
She has such lovely displays -
have a super time!!

Jenn at The Little Shop of Stitches said...

Ooooh! A sew-in sounds like so much fun!

Maureen said...

So much eye candy! Thanks for sharing these quilts and projects. Have a fun and productive sew-in. I might just do that myself this weekend!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! I love your quilts! They are fantastic! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!

Eileen said...

Your quilts make my heart sing

Belinda said...

Oh...I'm swoonin' here!!! I'm crazy for that Block of the Month!!!