As promised……..

From the previous post, purchases were made and here are pictures of the “damages”/additions………first up, from Viroqua’s Quilt Basket ‘n’ Creations: the first item is a panel, “Stonehenge”, from Northcott. It will work well for a micro-stippling demo I will be giving the end of Sept. Included in the picture are some fat quarters that were in a sale bin……very handy/adjacent to the cutting table (hmmmm, how well they know me!). The second picture is of a kit (on sale, also) that was meant to be a double sided table runner but the shop sample was done up as 2 wall hangings….just had to have it! Actually, I figured out that there is enough fabric for 2 tablerunners or 4 small seasonal wall hangings….we’ll see! As you can see, I have embraced the “panel concept”! Next up, we traveled to the Front Porch Quilt Shop in Prairie du Chien. I am somewhat surprised I only came away with these two little numbers: the panel (left) is “The Vintage Homestead” by Whimsicals for Red Rooster Fabrics and a coordinate entitled “Heart and Home” also by Whimsicals. I am sure that this panel will be “sliced and diced” and become a cozy little wallhanging. The last shop visited on my little mini shop hop was The Pickett Fence (around the corner from the previous shop). Once again, I waste no time shopping and picked up a sale panel they had strategically placed outside their front door. Its future will be pockets on several shopping totes! Other treasures quickly followed to complete this quilty excursion. The thread was a brand I hadn’t heard of which is used on embroidery machines. I thought it would work well for FMQ feathers when the thread has a tendency to get layered/backtracked. A finer thread is what is used in that type of machine quilting. The price was quite reasonable ($3.19 for 1/000 m spool) so will see how this works out!. That pretty well sums up that wonderful expedition! Now, when will I be home long enough to proceed with my envisioned creations???……..

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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10 Responses to As promised……..

  1. witchylin says:

    Lovely panels and other fabrics + thread Doreen. you did do well not buying too much. You will be able to plan how to use them while you are not quilting. 🙂 I will be at a Quilting Show on Saturday and I plan to be as careful as you in my purchases. A few ideas have come to mind but I don’t want to buy lots of fabric or I will never get around to using it. Your Stonehenge panel is gorgeous I can see lots of uses for it. Happy quilting, when you find the time. 😉

  2. ruthiequilts says:

    I love panels! I should pull some out to practice my FMQ on! I have a couple of those panels you came home with! LOL! Good times!

  3. Marsha says:

    Well, didn’t you show restraint! Love the panels and the ideas you have for them. The four squares with sections of flowers is very neat and would work well in any number of projects. I love the house on a hill panel. Good going!!!! It sounds like you had lots of fun.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Sigh!……Creating memories is so exhausting sometimes….hehe! I figure I MUST do it for the sake of the blog postings (does anyone out there ‘buy’ that??????) LOL!

  4. Karen says:

    you managed to get a little bit didn’t you. I have never used a panel, I love the very first one you show.

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