Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Fabric-filled Basket

Well, I think I have a new hobby! Buying fabric seems to please me as much as piecing fabrics together. LOL!
Grace from Maine and I met in Dover on Sunday and had a fine time exploring a large group antique shop. One of the booths carries precut half-yards of fabric for $2.95 a pop. I totally forgot to bring the camera, but everything was quirky and quaint and looked so sweet with all the Christmas decorations!
I'm already broke, but I hit up my secret money to buy 25 pieces of glorious quilting fabric.
I used this red-dyed basket to hold my loot as I shopped, and then decided to take the basket, too. It was only $9 and it is big and deep. It will hold an entire quilt in pieced blocks. Ask me how I know.

And yes, I WAS wearing my "Fabricaholics Anonymous" red tee shirt! LOL!

Not to be out-done, Grace was wearing her royal purple "Eat, Sleep, Quilt, Repeat" tee shirt. Gosh we had the very best time!
Then we headed over to Newick's Seafood Restaurant and enjoyed a bowl of clam chowdah. Over lunch we talked quilts and without any prior arrangements, we exchanged gifts. Grace gave me a handmade minature pinwheel ornament that is just dear! Thank you, Grace, I love it!
I insisted that Grace sign and date the tiny quilt with the year.
She also gave me two quilty magazines to browse.

Mostly, I get my patterns from the internet, but quilty magazines are a must for Dr.'s waiting rooms. When I looked one of them over, I found a neat pattern that interests me.
Click on the picture to enlarge it. This pattern uses square-in-a-square blocks, which are new to me, so plenty of challenge. But I dare not start anything new right now what with the churn dash in progress and Bonnie's newest mystery set to begin on Friday.

What I have been up to, is whipping out another dozen of those Sawtooth Star potholders for the Saturday Gilmanton Craft Fair where I've taken a booth.

 One space cost $40, now that's a lot of catnip mice at $2 each. LOL!

I'll sell tickets for the quilt raffle for the Bricks & Steppingstones that I made and donated to benefit the Gilmanton Food Pantry.
Thank you so much, Bonnie K. Hunter, for the free pattern!


Rosa said...

Your new project looks gorgeous and hope you sell all your goodies.

Have a fun Thanksgiving!!

Beth Probasco said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. The pinwheel ornament is just too cute!! Love the Bricks & Steppingstones quilt. Hope your raise lots of money for such a worth while project.

Debra said...

Oh, what fun! I was just visiting her blog looking at her ornaments this morning! Too cute. Wishing you & Felix & Matthew a loving & peaceful Thanksgiving Dear. Smooches to Raven.

Janet O. said...

You and Grace seem to have had a grand day out! You made a great haul.
Lucky you to get one of her little ornaments.

Nann said...

What a grand outing! Congratulations on your new bargains. It won't take you long to master the s-in-s blocks, and your repertoire will be the better for it.

cityquilter grace said...

aw shucks, vic, thanks for your kind words and showcasing my little ornament! glad you can use the mags too

Michelle said...

Looks like you've been having all kinds of fun -- enjoy your new fabric!

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