Saturday, August 15, 2020

UFO Busting #117


Happy Saturday!!!  I swear time is speeding up.  It feels like I just wrote last week's post.  Even though the clock keeps ticking, I did get all my blocks for the Christmas coin quilt pieced.  I just forgot to grab a photo of them.  A little adventure on my day off lead me to a town 45 minutes away with a JoAnn Fabric.  I decided to indulge in a little retail therapy.

It all started with that blue cherry print screaming my name and the other fabrics just fell in line.  Don't you hate when that happens?  I know, I don't either.  I have two patterns in mind for this one.  Both are patterns I've written and might just end in a give away when this top is finished.  

My next retail therapy purchase will be a surprise gift for a friend who LOVES flamingos.  Again, it started with a panel and it gained friends.

I had no idea this much flamingo fabric existed...let alone in one store.  But as one purchase leads to another, I found myself downloading a book for the Kindle.  I'm kind of excited to dig into it because it's all about how to use panels!

The book is Learn to Quilt with Panels by Carolyn Vagts (not an affiliate link).  This book is suppose to give example layouts for panels and walk you through the process of creating your own layouts using different styles of panels.  I know I have several panels just laying around in my sewing room, so any direction on using them can only lead to finished quilts.  I'm pretty excited about this book.

Enough about me, let's see what you were up to last week.  First up, we have Karen at Quilts...who is working up a storm.  She's got tiny hexies slowly growing into a quilt.  A cozy looking sweater and some hand quilting that left me drooling!

Make sure you pop over to check out everything she has going on!  It will definitely satisfy all quilt cravings you have.

Next up we have Gretchen at Gretchen's Little Corner and a quilt finish!!!  I LOVE the colors in her quilt.  I will always have a found place in my heart for blue and yellow/gold quilts.  

Not only does this quilt have beautiful fabrics, but lots of beautiful hand embroidery blocks.  Please stop by and congratulate her on this finish.  Those hand stitched blocks are definitely something to check out.

Now it's your turn.  Link up below and show us what you've been up to this week.

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Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

thanks for the feature - all I have today is more of the same quilt you showed - I will be working on this one for the next 2 months at least if not longer

piecefulwendy said...

Oh, that blue cherry fabric! What a fun little outing you had there, and you came home with friends - haha! Can't wait to see what you make with that panel!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

That's some great retail therapy!!

Rebecca Grace said...

Those flamingo fabrics are fabulous!! I can't wait to see what you'll do with them!

Emily said...

Love those flamingos! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish! Oh, those darn cherries. But in their defense . . . YOU went into Joann's. What did you think was going to happen? You would pop in and keep your eyes closed as you marched past all the fabrics??? Seriously, the cherries were forced to jump into your cart and the friends automatically came along. I cannot WAIT to see where all these pretties go. {{Hugs}} And boy howdy I agree that the weeks are speeding by and yet the year is never going to end. Come on already. ~smile~ Roseanne

dq said...

The Flamingo pieces you picked up on your little adventure were PERFECT! We do need shopping therapy on occassion! said...

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