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That’s a Wrap!

I’m spending today just staying home and resting today after our 3-days at the Quilt Expo in Madison this year.  Blogless Dawn and I had a great time.  We learned lots.  I signed up for 7 lectures and I came home so inspired.  I’m hoping to apply what I learned soon.

Expo 2013 Goodies

So, today I just played with the loot.  I really needed some baby quilt kits for the stash.  It seems when I need one I either get lucky and find one right away I like or it’s next to impossible.  So we found some great fat quarter packs, some additional fabrics, and the shop owner tossed in a free pattern that is fat quarter friendly.

Expo 2013 Goodies

I loved one kit with puppy’s, but she ran out before I could make up my mind.  The nice thing is she sold me the sample and I’m quite pleased as I know a mom to be that loves dogs.

Expo 2013 Goodies

That shop also had this lovely safari kit in blues and yellows.  I picked out a grey backing for it.  I thought that would make a nice quilt in the future for a small person as well.  The motorcycle fabric has been on my list for awhile… that’s for a Christmas present…to be shown later.

Expo 2013 Goodies

Then on another aisle I found this lovely circus one.  It was just so cute I had to have it and I also got the backing in flannel.  That will be interesting to try.  Sometimes you just have to buy things when you find them.

Expo 2013 Goodies

Then I also got another Quilt Mania book… these things are too tempting as they are all divine.  Also see that brown fabric.  I’ve auditioned it for Judie’s 4-patch and it may and be a good choice.  Who knew… little darker than the original, but has nice depth.  Then only one little kit in Reproduction fabrics for the pattern in the upper right.  I have a lot of Reproduction, so I didn’t feel as compelled to bring a lot of it home.

Expo 2013 Goodies

Then I found this lovely hand dyed fabric.  I saw this cool vest pattern I thought Mom would like.  I bought one for her and one for me.  Mine is the turquoise blue, while the one I picked out for her is lighter.  I still need to find fabric for the inside, but can’t wait to try this out and make a feathered vest.  The pattern said for beginners ages 12 and up, so we will see how easy it is when I find the inside fun fabric.

So what’s not pictured is another bobbin case for my Sweet Sixteen.  I thought having a spare might be helpful.  I also got a few new stencils to play with and can’t wait to try those out on a quilt.

Well… busy week this week, but hope to get a few other posts in this week.

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  • COMMENTS (2)

    1. Lisa Johnson 09 September - 2013

      I need to go shopping with you! Lot’s of great stuff! I posted your beautiful Twister Weekender Tote http://www.intheboondocks.blogspot.com/2013/09/quilters-candy-unwrapped-for-september.html
      And everyone loved it! Thank you for letting me share it. Stop by and enter the giveaway!

    2. julie 09 September - 2013

      Great haul! The circus one looks especially fun. 🙂