Sunday, October 28, 2007

So....what's new at Finn's house????

quite a few things, actually *VBS* I'm not out of the swamp, but I've got my head and shoulder above it and I'm hanging on to the rim for dear life! Focusing on what I love(fabric, quilts, patterns, etc)will eventually 'see me home', I'm sure.Betsy took me shopping(almost 2 weeks ago now) as a birthday present. These are some of my stash inhancement efforts. The pale blue(center)is flannel for a backing. The aqua with dots was 60% off, and the red piece and the cheddar piece were half price. The limey green piece was from Mill Ends and always a bargain at $3.99 a yard. The Aunt Gracies(Moda, actually) was from the first quilt shop(also the the first 5 fabrics are from there). Betsy and I like the shop on I-94(West)at Hudson, WI...Sew Little Time. I also had a full punch card to spend ($20-).The white with blue across the bottom is a 3 yard cut. I finished the bolt as it was on sale for $4 a yd. It'll be a nice background I think. It's from Charlotte's Quilting Web.
This panel of mugs and the stripe on the right are from Charlotte's Quilting Web in Stillwater, MN. It's a fairly small shop and not a favorite of mine, but Betsy had never been there so we stopped. I love the mug colors! The panel is the full width of the fabric, so it's possible to get two wallhanging from one panel. The circle fabric was another bargain at Mill Ends in St. Paul, MN, but I only took a half yard as it's abit of a novelty fabric. Love the circles!
This is a book I've been toying with buying. I've been really torn about spending what it cost...was too much in my opinion! But I had that punch card for $20- so I bought it as a birthday present to me *VBS* Love anything and everything about the prairie!
And last, but not least...my new pattern from Marcie at Patchalot Patterns. She has a wonderful line of patterns that she has designed, I love them all(well..not the applique so much *G*) and look forward to making this one. It's one of her newest.She blogs at Patchalot More.(See sidebar for link). And I see that Dawn, at Quilts and Pieces(see sidebar for link) has just bought this one also. It'll be fun to see what colors Dawn chooses for hers.
I've managed to get binding cut and sewn onto the Yuletide Blossoms quilt I showed on Friday. No luck finding the solid red but an older piece of VIP red pindot popped up, and that will work just fine. Now to get it stitched down in the evening *VBS* It's been a while since I finished anything(with the exception of the one I tied a week or so ago, and got bound and out of here this past Monday).

12 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

your enhancement activities seem to have netted some wonderful fabrics to play with the stash :-)

meggie said...

Love the fabrics.
Please look after you!!
We need you in our cosy Blogasphere.
Hugs Finn, & if I could host you for tea, I would!!
HugsXX

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wheee, fabric spree. I love those teacups and dots - very fun. hope you're up to speed in no time.

Clare said...

Whose been spending! Lots of gorgeous fabrics. I adore the tea cups and the pink stripe.

loulee1 said...

Oooh! New stash. I love the mugs, they are fun.

joyce said...

Is there anything better than buying your own birthday gifts? You get exactly what you want. Nice choices.

Nadine said...

Oooooh, these fabrics are gorgeous! They make me think of the sweets my grandmother bought ("English wine gums" was the name) : once you started, you just couldn't stop ! LOL and I also love the way you arranged them for the picture...
Glad you're back, Finn !

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Libby said...

Oh, I do hope you enjoy the book. I have thumbed through it several times and will probably continue to do so for a long time *s*

Jeanne said...

I just did a post about my Christmas orphans. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Hugs ~ Jeanne

Ann said...

Hey stranger! It's long lost me. What yummy fabrics. It's always fun to buy fabrics. The teacups are absolutely adorable. and the dots and stripes go with it really well! Will be a cute project.

Dawn said...

And how did you know that I was toying with trying some totally different colors for that pattern just to see how it looks! But I do like Marcie's colors a lot too!

Lynn Dykstra said...

I really like that Wintergreen pattern--I look forward to you posting what you do with it.