Saturday, March 17, 2018

UFO Busting #11

Every time I finish a quilt, a Corona gets its lime.  Okay, so that might not be true but I was having fun quilting what I was calling line wedges this week.  I'm still working on quilting doll quilts, but may have got a bit distracted by other things.

I think I've talked about it before, that quilter Dave travels around our state for work quite a bit.  Sadly, I don't get out much, so I haven't seen most of the places he goes too.  We decided to take a little trip recently to one of those places, because he scoped out a good quilt shop.  The largest Moda dealer in WV.  So to Moundsville, WV we go!  Moundsville gets its name from the large Indian burial mound located there.

A site I had only seen in pictures is a very common site for David.  This historic landmark just happens to be right across from this...

Sorry, not a castle, folks.  The Moundsville State Penitentiary.  Opened in the state of West Virginia in 1876 and closed in 1995.  The penitentiary along with the Trans-Alleheny Lunatic Asylum (in Weston, WV built 1864, closed 1994) are gothic style sandstone structures that both had to be closed due to deterioration to the buildings.  Also both are places you didn't want to live in.  The state still owns the building and property that the penitentiary is located on and the public can take historic tours of the building and grounds.  However, our Division of Corrections, still uses the property and building for different training events.  Including something called the Mock Prison Riots held every spring, when corrections departments from all over the world gather...think of it like Quilt Market, just corrections.  Okay, enough of that.  No more history just quilting.

The quilt store was AMAZING.  The ladies knew David the second we walked into the shop. The shop is called Theresa's Fabrics and did I mention it is the largest Moda dealer in WV?  I saw Moda fabric lines I had completely forgot about.  I need to make a list of my older pre cuts and get back there ASAP.   Plus I need a Julie fix.  I didn't find out till after I was home she isn't that far away from where I was and was quite familiar with the shop.  If I knew geography a bit better, I might have figured that out on my own.

While I was at the store, I did pick up a few goodies.

I found this Hoopla fabric and charm pack and immediately knew what I wanted to do with them, but it's a secret.

I also picked up some beautiful blue fabrics and a white on white to work on another charity/raffle quilt.  After a weekend of sewing the raffle quilt left off like this.

Will be adding sashing, but should it become one larger quilt or 3 wall hangings?  Decisions.

The kick off of Cheryl and Paige's blog hop for their new book Modern Plus Sign Quilts has started.

Make sure you check out all the posts from this week (and next week too).  So many talented quilters have created beautiful projects using, Cheryl and Paige's easy to follow instructions. 

Monday, March 12th

Tuesday, March 13th
Kitty @ Night Quilter
Sophie @ Luna Lovequilts
Afton @ Quilting Mod

Wednesday, March 14th
Abigail @ Cut & Alter
Sandra @ mmm! quilts
Karen @ Run Sew Fun

Thursday, March 15th
Bernie @ Needle and Foot

Friday, March 16th
Izzy @ Dizzy Quilts
Christa @ Christa Quilts

Monday, March 19th
Jessica @ Quilty Habit

Tuesday, March 20th

Wednesday, March 21st
Anja @ Anja Quilts

Thursday, March 22nd

Friday, March 23rd

I dare you to try to flip through this book and not find a project you love.  You can't do it.  There is seriously something for everyone inside, from beginner to advanced.  Large projects to small ones.  I wouldn't steer you wrong.  My day to post is on Tuesday, I hope you will come back to take a peak at my project.  You can pick up a copy of the book by hopping over to Cheryl and Paige's Etsy shops.

I hope you caught Deanna at Dreamworthy Quilts last week.  If not join me in cheering her on.  Not only did she spend some quality time with her family, she also worked on some wonderful embroidery blocks.  One of her next goals is to work on her Medallion Quilt and it is a beauty!  I'm drooling over those blue and orange fabrics!

Help me cheer her toward a finished flimsy!  You can do it, Deanna!!!

So what have you been working on this week?  Are the UFO's floating around your sewing room like a flock of sea gulls heading back to the beach? They know where they are headed and are ready for summer!  Or are you like me, standing around like a flock of confused sea gulls stuck in a flurry of snow, wondering if you should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque?

Whatever the case, link up below and let's celebrate our progresses, the distractions we love, and of course finishes!


Amy said...

You found Hoopla!?? I have a charm pack and 1/2 yard of the blue floral. It's been waiting for the perfect quilt. I'm going to be watching to see what you do with yours!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

That quilt shop sounds wonderful! I enjoy finding new shops to shop at. I'm finally back because I have made progress on the elephant quilt. Now that problem seems so trivial. I finished sewing the last two seams of the top after I wrote the post. Now just to decide, border or not?

Lisa J. said...

I love that lime! You don't have to dare me. I've got the book and I love pretty much every pattern in it.

Janice Holton said...

Tish, you know what I envy about you? Your statement "I knew immediately what I wanted to do with them". How do you do that? I pick up stuff just because I like it and have no idea what I'm going to do. I'm excited to see your Plus quilt on the blog hop!

Susan said...

What a wonderful hubby, and so cool he is known at the quilt shop! Looks like you had a great trip - thank you for taking us along. Too bad we couldn't get our hands on the fabric though!

Stitchin At Home said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the Moda's. Love the lime!

KaHolly said...

Sounds like a great quilt store! I can seldom visualize a quilt when I look at fabric. You’re amazing! I’m making Crafty Daughter that travel shoulder bag. There’s LOTS of steps and it’s taking pictures, sorry! It wouldn’t take as long if I’d read the directions instead of just looking at the pictures ;)!

Louise said...

You made me laugh with the lime line there, Tish! Now that I'm in tropical waters, it's time to start chopping limes in earnest, both the citrus and fabric kinds. I think it's good that you visited the quilt shop with Dave. A handsome, accomplished male quilter hanging around a shop alone is more tempting than layer cakes on sale for $10...I keep telling Sean that if I kick off early, I want him to take up quilting so he'll never be lonely :)

dq said...

Hooray! I was featured by Tish! Thank you so much! You always make my day with your visits and lovely comments. Your weekly linky party is always so fun as well. Keep up the good work with those gorgeous blue blocks and your "surprise" quilt that you can't reveal yet.

dq said...

I love love love your machine quilting. It is gorgeous!

Sandy Panagos said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the Hoopla. I never know what to do with fabric I buy "just because". It must be a special talent. Love that green!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I really like that block. The colours are great.

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