Friday, October 24, 2008

who's quilting?

Lots of quilty content tonight -- for a change! Up above is my ALQS quilt, which will go off in the mail shortly. I can't tell you the name of it, 'cause that might give too much away... I just love these cats!

Next up, can someone tell me why I bought this fabric? **
I've finished quilting and binding the two little quilts for my fall-into-fall giveaway, and they will also go out in the mail as soon as I put some kind of labels on them. Here is Purple Truck
and A Cup of Tea With Mom
PIQF was a blast last weekend. There are a ton of photos in two "PIQF 2008" folders on my flickr site. I had the excellent good fortune to meet up with Tami from Lemon Tree Tales, and Cheri from Jovaliquilts, as well as two non-bloggers -- Gayle and Charlotte from New Zealand (whom I hope to see next month at the show in Auckland!)

At the end of the show on Sunday, I wandered by a booth of African fabric and baskets run by a woman from Seattle, who really didn't want to have to pack all that bulky stuff up to take home -- so I bought a few FQs and this lovely big Ghanaian basket for my farmers' market trips. It's living in the trunk of my car so that I don't have to remember to take it with me (I also threw a bunch of tote bags in the trunk -- finally -- for the grocery store!)
Last but not least, I've gotten some birthday blocks done for a swap on the about.com forum -- photos are in flickr. I'm trying to get a little bit ahead before going on vacation in (less than) 3 weeks.

** almost forgot this part -- there is an online store called Colorful Cottons that has been trying to go out of business for years, and I think she's finally going to do it. Everything is on sale for ridiculous prices. A couple of caveats: 1) she is very slow to ship 2) the fabric is almost always brighter than her pictures show. Having said that, if you want some good quality, colorful fabric, and you're flexible about timing and things selling out -- check it out!

Don't forget to vote! And vote early, if you can...

10 comments:

Vicki W said...

I don't know why you bought that fabric but I love it! Great projects too!

Exuberant Color said...

that kitty quilt is so cute!

Catherine said...

The kitty quilt is fantastic! Makes me think of one of our boys staring out on the roof garden! Lucky, lucky recipient of that!

Rosaline said...

I love the cat! Looks like a Buggy Barn pattern.

Nancy said...

Fabric, cats, let's talk about that BASKET! I've seen them at a stand at the Lancaster show for years and this is the year I plan to succumb. Yum!

The Calico Cat said...

Love the cat... I guess you got that fabric for your banner... :o)

peggy said...

Julie,
Love all the quilts and really love the african basket....
Peggy

jovaliquilts said...

Great to meet you at PIQF at last! The cat is great, but the bus is my favorite.

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