Friday, October 15, 2010

Manly Quilts #2 and #3 Finished and Shop Hop

 These are for my brother in Jacksonville and his son.  They are both dedicated fishermen so the borders on both have fish and the little sub-borders at the top and bottom of each quilt have the others border fabric.   The top one is my brothers.  DH and I are driving to Gainesville about 2 hours away or so on Monday to meet both my brothers and deliver these.  My Georgia brother already has his and loves it, and he will just be coming along for the company and so we can see each other.  It has been since the spring since we have gotten together.

DH and I went on a shop hop the other day, a different one than we had been on before and much more stressful as so much of it was in dense traffic.  The little snowman panel above is one of eight that you received at each shop, I'll eventually make a quilt or table runners or something with them.   The fat quarters and charm pack were at various shops and just because, except for the one that looks like bricks.  I hope to use it when I eventually get to a trees wall-hanging from this tutorial from Joanna of Applique Today.  She does a lot of cute things on her blog. 
The fabrics below were from a shop that I used to visit a lot over twenty years ago, I haven't been in probably ten years and it had hardly changed except they used to carry Bernina and Singer, and now they carry Babylock and Brother.    The fabrics that I purchased were half price and if I had been in the money I would have been tempted to get more.   No particular plans except for the Lady Liberty, unless I can work them into Bonnie Hunter's new mystery in November.   Last shop hop I had gotten some red and blue fabrics for this flag tutorial from Lola and her blog "and Sew On".   It is still on my list of to do's and I thought Lady Liberty might fit right in.
The bottom picture is fabric from the $5.00 rack at my local quilt store, again no particular plans for them at this time.  
One happy surprise at the last shop was they are a Juki dealer.   My Juki is a couple years old now, and it's nice to know that I have a place for service and parts and such.   I spent too much money, but I did learn something, lol.


Amanda said...

Your quilts look terrific, and I'm sure your brothers will love them. Won't it be fun to have a family get together too. You've bought yourself some pretty things to play with, I look forward to seeing what you make with them.

Anonymous said...

Your new quilts are great!!! I also think 'what fun to go fabric shopping'...something I haven't done in years except for the whites and muslins I got from my son. I have been blessed my a cousin and a friend that has given me some fabric. Enjoy your special time shopping!

LuAnn said...

Your manly quilts are wonderful. I know your brother's will appreciate them, and it will be nice to visit with them. And, it sounds like your shop hop was fun. I love the fabrics you got.

Michelle said...

Love the quilts, and I know the men will love them. Have a safe little trip, and a great weekend!

Anita said...

I love you scrappy quilts you have been making as gifts. The fabric you picked up on your shop hop is beautiful. It's always nice to get something new to pet and admire.

quiltmom anna said...

Another pair of wonderful quilts that will be so enjoyed by your family members.
I love your new fabrics - a couple of them are Kaffe Fassett fabrics in the lady liberty row.
I will look forward to seeing your next projects. Sounds like you had a fun trip shopping and checking out the quilt stores. I have a babylock but have used the Juki too. Like quilting on them very much.
Love your side wall paper on your blog- so very fun and cheery.

Highland Monkey's said...

Love your stash very pretty. Your quilt colours are just right for a man.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on two more finishes! I'm sure your brother and nephew will love their quilts!