Monday, 29 March 2010

Bits of This & That . . .

and a bit of Whimsy by Fig Tree . . .


How gorgeous are these colors???? I’ve already got most of my 12 little blocks done and hope to finish off the little bits tonight. Didn’t want this little collection to gather any dust – love that light green print. Actually I’m not even using these fat quarters yet – found myself some little 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch bake shop pieces and I’ve been happily sewing away. Can’t wait to get this one quilted up!


Stopped in at Simply Sewing, a little quilt shop over in Killarney, Manitoba last week and was able to find the one piece that I was looking for a table runner that I hope to get made before Fall. This is a group project . . . so whenever the group gets organized and quits going on so many road trips, this will be the project that gets worked on. The Undercover Strippers went to Plumas to Kickass Country Store for their March get-together and the plan is to take another road trip in April to the Quilt Reflections Show put on by the Manitoba Prairie Quilters group. So really we won’t be back together to work on any projects until June and we’ve already decided to work on fabric dyeing as the group’s windup for the 2009/2010 season.

I guess the table runner will be the first project (I hope!) to kick off the 2010/2011 list of dates. This little stack of fabric may have some dust on it before it gets cut up!


Of course I couldn’t stop at just one piece of fabric . . . I also found a package of fat 1/8’s in a collection of white-on-white (great for snowmen!) and also found some more little buttons. I’m starting to get quite the collection of buttons started here . . . love the teeny, tiny ones and all the bright ones too – guess I should have been a magpie!


My quilt made it’s way back to me last week and I got all the binding on – it is now all parceled up again and on it’s way to another destination . . . can’t wait to see what happens to it next.

Off and away for the weekend again! I need to get a portable sewing machine that I can use in the car . . . anyone ever do such a weird thing? Battery operated machines, ehm! They have battery operated cars, so maybe sewing machines should be the next big thing . . . not those cheapie 1970’s ones, but one that really works - maybe should market that idea! Nah, don’t think that would be a seller – I better stick to handwork in the car.

Oh, well, movin’ on – have a great Easter weekend everyone.


Joyce said...

Nice fabrics. You could get one of those old hand crank machines. They are portable but pretty heavy. You'd have flat legs after an hour of sewing with one of those on your lap!

Vals Quilting said...

Hey Marlene, love the fabrics can't wait to see the creations that will come from them :)

Diane H said...

Hi Marlene, wow you really picked up some goodies! I'm a new Canadian blogger. Please pop round for tea would love to see you.