Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Quilts off of the Frame

This is turning into a fun week.

On Monday I put this quilt on the frame and finished it up rather quickly. Mary Ann had pieced this top during a New Years mystery weekend at Carolina Quiltmaker in 2001. So glad to see her finish it.

Tuesday we had a 'FART' day. That would be Fabric Acquisition Road Trip. Beth, Judy, Pat and I rode to North Carolina. In Charlotte we went to the Container Store and to Ikea. Love both of them.

This is what I wanted from the Container Store:

I still have tons of thread on the wall:
However, I was having a very hard time seeing color with this set up. So, I thought I might try some of the elfa products. As it turns out, I can get just as many spools of thread in the shallow drawers as I can in the deep ones and really see thread color. I can also roll this in and out of the studio as I need it. (Or into the grandchildren's bedroom, if I need to hide it) I plan on adding more of the shallow drawers to this unit. I have also added a basket to the side to hold may favorite reference books and a set of hooks for hanging stencils on. Now I can keep most of this 'stuff' together and have easier access, but not keep it all in the studio.

We ventured on to Gastonia---of course--------- for lunch and fabric acquisition at Mary Jo's. Of course we did not want to waste any time, so, we worked our way to QBee Quilts just the other side of Carowinds. Diane has a beautiful shop and we always enjoy seeing her.

Then it was home to Columbia. We had planned to eat at the Blue Fin resturant in Sandhill. The food was VERY good. (The wine wasn't to bad either).

What a day. Lots of fun, food, and friendship. I love it.

Wednesday I put Jodi's top on the frame and worked with it all day. Finally finished it up this morning so that she can now pick it up.

Not sure what will be next. Unfortunately, I do have to wash some clothes and clean up a kitchen. However, I think that Rosemary's top is up next. I need this to finish so that I can deliver while at 'May Mester', which is only 10 days away. We are using a wool batt on this one and you know how much I love wool. It will be beautiful!!

Guess I have spent enough time here. Better get to work. Have a great day!!

1 comment:

Shakerwood said...

Did you wave to me as you went by? Exit 77