Sunday, October 4, 2015

Another Baby Quilt

     Another baby quilt is finished and ready to be given to it's mama and daddy VERY soon!

This quilt was a lot of fun to make and since it was small enough for me to handle, I was able to quilt it myself after I finished assembling it.  It really makes me feel good when I can do a quilt from start to finish!

I'll be gifting this to my nephew and his significant other Megan on October 18th.  I'm hoping I can get a picture of her with it :)

This quilt measures 40 X 48 and was made using "Out to Sea" by Sarahjane for Michael Miller Fabrics.....and made entirely from my stash!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Trunk Show

     Way way back in the day I fell in love with Pat Sloan's first fabric line.  I probably bought every single line after that and then joined her block of the month clubs AND bought her books and patterns.......was I obsessed?  Absolutely!

       I used to ask my local shop if she could get Pat to come for a trunk show and she always promised she'd try.....and then I guess everything lined up nicely and voile, Pat's doing a trunk show and 2 days of classes at Quilting Possibilities!

       Tonight was that trunk show.....

Pat was showing off her 2015 Mystery Quilt.........My picture doesn't do it justice.  Suffice it to say, I'm sorry I didn't follow along this year.  I will for sure next year though :)

I loved hearing how Pat got into the business and enjoyed her slide show.  She still has her 1st quilt and subsequent quilts that she made for her different books.

I sat right next to this quilt and have also admired it on Pat's blog so I bought the pattern and then when I got home I IMMEDIATELY ordered the fabrics to make it.  As Pat said, it was all about the polka dots...they made the entire quilt!

I also bought a fat quarter bundle of her new line, 4 yards of her red sunflower-like fabric and for this weekend only, if you bought 4 yards you got 2 yards free so YES, I bought 2 yards of the green dot, and a black on white pin dot .  I will most likely use the black on white pin dot for the background for whatever I end up making.

Debbie and Jim at Quilting Possibilities had little gift bags and dessert for all the girls that attended....

Pat Sloan is an absolute doll and a joy to talk to.  I wish I could have attended a class but since I couldn't, I'm just happy to have been able to attend the trunk show.  
If you ever have the opportunity to attend one of Pat's trunk shows, you really have to!