Family visits leave little time for sewing as I am the only quilter in the family. However, I did talk them into a trip to a local quilt shop to pick up some supplies.
My step-mom is very crafty but does not sew and she saw a fabric covered ornament at my house. Now she wants to make them. I gave her some fabric to practice with but she did not have a good ruler to cut that fabric into the square size she needed. So, to the LQS for a Creative Grids ruler. While there, I picked up this sweet selection of fabrics.This LQS doesn’t turn stock over very much so they have some older lines still on the shelves. They are a bit more traditional than modern but do carry a small bit of modern fabrics – like the Mickey print above and I saw Star Wars there as well. Last time I was there I stocked up on black Architextures crosshatch – which they still had yesterday. But these did me well for now. These are good shades of yellow and orange and I needed the low volume background fabric for a work-in-progress.
I also received a purchase that I made on Etsy for a quilt ladder!This ladder came from Knot Just Wood and was a fabulous price. I was running out of space on my quilt rack so I knew that I needed something else that was more tall than wide and this was just perfect!It fits wonderfully between the window and the wall in my dining room. I’m super happy with this one!
I added the rows from the 6 1/2 inch offcuts from the heart quilt. It’s coming together so well. I’ve got the 8 1/2 inch ones ready to add on. You should see that progress in my next post.