Sunday, July 10, 2016

Quilt Along Stash

It's no mystery, I love quilt-a-longs.  I love sewing with my quilty friends and seeing all the different interpretations of the same project.  So, I was super excited to learn that both Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl and Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs were both hosting quilt-a-longs around the same time.  Plus two new quilt-a-longs gave me an excuse to travel to some LQS to play around in fabrics.

So last weekend I traveled to Classic Quilt Shop in Clarksburg, WV with Dave the Quilt Engineer to explore possible quilt-a-long fabrics.


We had so much fun looking at all the fabrics and chatting with the owner, Janet.  


She even posed in a picture with me for fun.  If you ever find yourself in the area, please stop in and visit with her and check out her shop.  We had so much fun, after lunch we popped back over to purchase a second pair of scissors so we each have our own pair.  She also reminded me of the Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop coming up July 20th through 23rd.  You can travel to the eight shops in West Virginia participating and collect the blocks and kits to create the shop hop quilt.  The blocks, by the way, just happen to be designed by one of my fellow quilt guild members, Patti Anderson.  Each shop participating will have their own unique setting for the blocks.  You can find more information about the hop on the Mountain Quilt Quest web page.

Now on to my goodies...


While at the Classic Quilt Shop, I picked up yardage for the Meadow Mystery Quilt hosted by Meadow Mist Designs.  I had the honor of testing the pattern earlier in the year and I wanted to go with a color scheme different from what I chose when I tested it.  I decided to step out of my comfort zone and choose bright happy colors, based on a picture a found on Pinterest.

Photo from Whimsical Raindrop Cottage

When I tested the pattern, I also chose a color palette based on a different meadow picture I had pinned on Pinterest.



Now to wait for the next set of instructions.  I 100% guarantee my lips are sealed.


My next fabric additions were picked up at the local Jo-Ann Fabrics for Yvonne's Snowflake Shimmer Quilt-A-Long.


As soon as I saw the metallic shimmer in these fabrics, I HAD to have them.  I'm a sucker for shinny things.  The gray will be the background fabric and the teal will be the binding.  I'm super excited to see this one come together.






Which brings me to my last fabric purchase.  Saturday, we traveled to Morgantown, WV to the Country Roads Quilt Shop.  David finished piecing his version of Looking Glass by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs and he decided to have it long arm quilted since it is a bigger sized quilt.  To the quilt shop we go!  I played around in the FQ's and decided to add to my stash since they were having a sale on them.  



A total of eleven new babies.  I'm thinking any of these will work for my round on the round robin mini this month.  But we will talk more about that later in the month.

Actually, I should probably stop rambling and go quilt something.  There is much to do and the days are ticking.  But how about one more picture before I go?  Just for fun.


I think he's about ready to vote me out of the sewing pace.  He's constantly paranoid that I'm taking a picture of him when I pick up my phone...I have no idea why?  He's crazy.  Bawhahaha!


Today I'm linking up with Snowflake Shimmer QALMain Crush Monday, and Sunday Stash.



16 comments:

Dave S. said...

At least I didn't have the who farted look...or the duhr I'm on drugs look with wonky eyes. And yes you always have me guessing if you are taking pictures. I'm old news now.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I love that you used meadow photos as inspiration for your fabric pulls for the Meadow Mystery quilt! And yay, metallic shimmer for the Snowflake Shimmer quilt! It is going to look great. :)

Nancy J said...

Those meadow flowers are the best for inspiration. And the shimmer and glimmer, beautiful.

Paige said...

Love the flower pictures for inspiration for the Meadow Mystery. Those metallics will be perfect for Snowflake Shimmer! Looks like ya'll had a fun shopping adventure!

Emily said...

Those metallics will look great with Yvonne's quilt along pattern!

Cheryl said...

Your fabric bundle for your next Meadow Mystery quilt looks great! The fabrics you picked out for Yvonne's are perfect, the shimmer will be wonderful.

Gina said...

Love your fabrics for the Quilt Alongs. I did think about taking the plunge and joining in but I've so much on I'd never keep up. I'll just keep the instructions for a later date xxx

Sandra Walker said...

Aha! Now I know what the photos you mentioned just now on FaceTime are all about! Last night there was not a post...today there is! You've given me a great idea, to choose fabrics for Cheryl's Meadow Mystery based on a photo. I may have one or two nature-type photos... Love the goofy grin on David's face in the last photo--uh is that his own design? Three quilts in and the man's FMQ-ing like he's done it for years, designing...no wait, he has ALWAYS been designing, but now he's sewing his own designs, sheesh, we do hate him. You have some absolutely fabulous fabrics choices there, wow, I especially love both meadow collections.

Lisa J. said...

I love that you share photos of Dave all the time. Both sets of fabrics for the Meadow mystery are wonderful. The fabrics you used in your test piece are so pretty and the ones for the quilt along are so bold. The fabrics you have picked for snowflaake shimmer will be wonderful in the quilt. I'm so glad we will be quilting along together in both quilt alongs.

Jen said...

Lovely fabric choices! I am doing the Meadow Mystery quilt and it is my first mystery quilt. It is so hard to decide on fabrics, but fun at the same time. I really like your selection. :)

Stitchin At Home said...

Great idea using the photos for fabric selection. Love your choices btw.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Looks like you pulled some great fabrics for the quilt alongs. Um, maybe I should get my butt to the sewing room and finish last year's Midnight Mystery quilt before starting another one! :)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful fabrics to make your quilt along quilts. I never can keep up with qals because something inevitably comes up that is a must do now. Will enjoy watching what you do though.

Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats said...

What a fun post! My husband goes with me to quilt shops too but probably more to keep me from overspending. Although, I can be walking out the door and he calls to me "Have you seen that bolt of fabric over there?" We will travel together on the MN quilt shop hop in a few weeks.

Kate said...

Beautiful Quilt along fabrics. I've been shopping my stash for Cheryl's quilt along. Haven't yet hit the right mix. Pulling the fabrics based on a photograph might help. Thanks for sharing your inspiration for the fabric mixes.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I love that you used nature photos to inspire your fabrics. Great inspiration.
My family all turn their heads when I try to take photos now, other families' seem to be so much more cooperative.
As I bought my fabric last year for the meadow mystery quilt but didn't ahem, progress very far, like Beth, I thought I'd forgo this year. Then up popped Yvonne's which was made for me. Your shiny shiny is great, it will really shimmer.

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