Sunday, July 11, 2010

More Basting and Shop Hop

Yippee, I have all four quilts basted for this go round, all going the same place and overdue. The top 2 are the backs of the big girls quilts, and the bottom 2 the backs of the big boys quilts.

I'm such a dedicated baster now that I have made myself a little handy dandy basting kit.

We went to the last shop in the shop hop and got their free pattern, a nifty beach bag with built in towel, kind of on the idea of a quillow. They had these black and white fabrics marked down to $5.00 and since I have been eying the black and white quilts on many blogs I thought they'd be a good start.

The blue fabrics are a big piece of fleece and 3 pieces of flannel for my brothers granddaughter's birthday. This is the third set and I think the last. I think that I may have enough flannel left for a tote bag, would a flannel tote bag be weird?

The past couple of months I have been buying fabric even though I told myself I wouldn't, and the two pictures below are part of my binge. The ones on the left were on sale for $2.98 at Hancock's of Paducah, and I ordered several thinking oh they never have much of what I order. Wrong this time, they had them all. The others are some of the scrap bag fabrics from Keepsake Quilting. I'd been wanting to get some Thimbleberries, since I keep hearing about them and haven't had any. They had free shipping, and so I got one of their scrapbags. They are all perfect and if I wasn't going to keep my initial intention to stop buying I think I'd have to join their scrapbag a month club. The remainder of my binge is a bolt of solid chestnut for sashings and backings, and 5 yards of solid tan for the same purpose.


scraphappy said...

Such pretty fabric, how could you not indulge yourself. Still, no problem, all you have to do now is to use it:)

BECKY said...

Hi Candace! I came over from Valerie's blog to say HI!! I don't quilt, but live in the central FL area and always love meeting other bloggers who do, too!! One of these days I am going to host a blogging get together for us central FL gals! When I do I'll let you know!!

Hope your hubby is getting better with each day. I'm adding him to my prayer list!

Nanette said...

Hi Candace,
I don't think a flannel tote bag would be weird at all, very soft to handle. The fabrics you have are all very pretty and I know will be put to use. You have made such pretty things!