March 11, 2013 by Melissa
This weekend was fantastic. A trip to my favorite fabric source – A&E Pharmacy, a little shoe shopping, a fun Beatles-themed fundraising gala, some quilt prep, and a new toy!
At A&E, I picked up some Kona solid yardage and a little bit of Tula Pink fabric to complete the back of my Scamper/Saltwater quilt. Late last night I pieced the backing fabric, thinking I would take it for professional quilting this week. Sadly, my backing fabric is just big enough for the quilt top but not big enough for long-arm quilting (apparently, you need about 4 inches on all sides for the machine to grip to). So it looks like I’m quilting this one myself – gulp.
My real goal for this trip was to find some coordinating fabric to back what would become my Patone-inspired solid triangles quilt. I am so happy with my choices! To go with the colors you see above, I picked Jay McCarroll’s City Center – Denver in Midtown. It’s perfect (and so not what I would normally gravitate towards!). The orange piece (don’t know the name) will be my binding.
I was so excited about this find that I spent a good part of the weekend cutting triangles for this quilt. I had no intention of starting it but I just couldn’t resist! The cutting went so fast that I also started piecing it and I’m nearly done with it already. I can’t wait to share some pics of it!
We went a great fundraiser Saturday night. I had a sort of mod looking dress in my closet that I bought (cheap) in London several years ago and had never worn because it was a bit long on me. So a few hours before this event Saturday, I taught myself how to do a blind hem. No pressure, right?! It turned out really good – no worries (also no pictures).
Finally, the big fun of the weekend – and in no way craft related – was finally picking up the birthday present! It smells divine!
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