Sunday, September 19, 2010

Some Quilty Stuff from the Trip....and the Tat;)

I know I went up there to see the grandbaby and family, but being the quilt obsessed person I am, I had some quilty time too......
It's chaotic and off center....I love it;)  I used up all my strips that I had been setting aside for this.  I'm thinking a red border and black binding....not sure yet;)  I got it done while the grandbaby was asleep, along with the rest of the house snoozing;)

I got to go shopping in my mom's stash, along with a few trips to the local shops.....

And it explodes.....




A few more batik prints for who knows what...but they are pretty;)


And, of course, I had to indulge my "Halloween" side;)  Mom wants a Halloween cat quilt like the one I have on my wall.  I plan on making an apron from the black cat print with some big fat rick rack on the pockets made of green that matches the eyes;)


Believe it or not, I found this stuff at Jo Ann's.  I love the pink and black cats;) I am thinking of making that into an apron also.  Could you imagine the hubby's reaction to dinner served up in that....and nothing else? LOL;)
Live while you can!!!


I also got some goodies to make "things" with;)


There is somebody that is putting out a whole line of national parks blocks that can be used in quilting.  My mom wants a tote bag from these.


There was a recent issue of a quilting arts magazine that used zippers as flowers....I have tons now!



And then there is the stack of colors....fillers for all the novelty prints I have been collecting;)

Drum roll please.......no, really, it looks better in person....

I plan on having some more work done on it, but this is it for now;)  I watched a bunch of survival shows, and they always say to make sure you have a compass on you at all times...well, I do;)

Happy Quilting!!

8 comments:

Christine said...

Fabric mania! I love your scrappy quilt and the shapes it makes. Sort of kaleidoscope like. All that Halloween fabric is so fun!! Great tattoo too :)

Katie said...

Can I come over and play with your new fabrics? You got quite a haul and it all looks great. I've not seen those national park blocks, but I bet my mom would love them since they've visited about all of them over the past three summers! And the tattoo looks great, too!

Marsha said...

I love all the fabric and things, what fun to play with! So many things to make.

canuckquilter said...

What a haul! Have fun playing.

---"Love" said...

I love your string quilt! So bright and cheerful; wasn't it fun to make and lay out? I plan to do another one before too long.
Nice new fabrics too! ---"Love"

Beth said...

WOW! What a fabric explosion indeed. (Just one question....what did you bring your clothes home in??)LOL.
Your string quilt has made me quite envious. I love all the bright colors itis very striking.
Your new fabric and notions are so exciting. I would be playing with it and getting nothing else done.
Almost forgot.. nice tat. What do you plan on adding later?

Sandy said...

Your string blocks look great -- they will make a lovely quilt. The baby pictures are wonderful (family loving and supporting one another), and Cayden is one beautiful baby.

Sandy

a good yarn said...

The string blocks look amazing! As I'm catching up on your posts I know you have chosen the black and it works. What a fantastic haul of bargains, fabrics and goodies. I'm guessing that compass is somewhere where you can see it without contorting? **chuckle** Ann :-)