Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Back to Quilting

This is what else DH gave to me for Christmas. A Fat quarter bundle. Actually 2 fat quarter bundles but I started with this one. He Said Nancy from Bearly Quilting was very impressed when he walked in 2 days before Christmas and confidently stated "I would like to get my wife a gift, I think a selection of coordinating fat quarters would be nice."

I was very excited to get started so I made this on Christmas day. The kids were busy playing with their gifts and DH watching football and cooking it was a perfect day. This pattern and tutorial came from CrazyMomQuilts and boy was I inspired. She calls it Flea Market Fancy. I plan on quilting it this AM. So watch for completed photographs.

DD#2 up to something.....Cute though.

Here is my fabric selection for Bonnie Hunter's new mystery at Quiltville.com that starts TOMORROW! She is calling it Double Delight. I have done all her mysteries and love every one. SIL Kristi, You should try this one. The directions are always really good and a beginner can easily make it. There is also a fantastic chat group associated with Quiltville.You can join here.

While on our long weekend away DH took me to 3 LQSs. I had to buy something form every one. I have 2 yards of Cheddar and 3 yards of indigo a selection of repro FQs. I knew that didn't want to do a repro quilt but it seemed that was all the indigo I could find. Until....I visited the last one (of course) and bought the end of the bolt for 25% off.

Here is my bounty.


Elaine Adair said...

Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu! What a great gift to receive - just what you wanted! Saw your post on a Yahoo list.

I am soooo tempted to do this mystery, but just MUST NOT DO IT, even though I'll be sorry I didn't! (Unless I weaken in the next day and change my mind).

Dionne said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

I can't wait to see your progress on the mystery! Also I really like your 'Flea Market Fancy' You will post a Final-Finished pic won't you?

Alycia said...

Lovely lovely fabrics - both the FQ's from hubby and the choices for Bonnies mystery!

scraphappy said...

You just have to love a husband who knows enough to walk into the LQS and ask for a coordinating fat quarter bundle. He's a keeper. I love the quilt you turned it into, and it was so quick! Can't wait to see how you quilt it.
I'm looking forward to Bonnie's next mystery as well. You have inspired me to go pick out my fabric.

Don Lund said...

Happy Birthday to you.
Glad you got to the beach for a couple of days. We missed you in Florida.
Happy New Year!



Kathy Wagner said...

Happy Birthday!
Hope you had some time to sew your mystery blocks today!