Friday, April 21, 2017

International Quilt Show 2017 ~ The Shopping

So after much agonizing at all the wonderful vendor booths, what did I bring home?
Well, of course I had to purchase more of my new favorite thread - Rustic Wool Moire!
Just look at these luscious colors!

And who can resist a few pieces of antique ribbon and an old velvet heart pincushion?
Not me ;)

At Yellow Creek Quilt Designs, they displayed this wonderful antique quilt made of elongated hexies and their interpretations in smaller sizes.

Paper Pieces has created special paper pieces and an acrylic template for them to recreate the antique - named Yellow Creek Kindred Hexies! Love! I also bought their Boston in Bloom kit - the design appears in Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine Spring 2017 issue. You can see it here.

Ok. I admit it, I went a little crazy! I love these new Primitive Gatherings patriotic designs! The tumblers are all precut and I am going to create using English Paper Piecing. I couldn't decide between the thimble size and the regular tumbler size... So I bought them both *sigh*.

I first saw the beautiful model of "Garden Memories" at Olde World Quilt Shoppe in Arizona and regretted not purchasing it. I was so happy that Red Button Quilt Company had the kit!!! Such beautiful colors and packaged so prettily. Again, since I only handsew and don't own a sewing machine, I plan to adapt to EPP.
I guess it was an EPP kind of day ;)
(By the way, The Olde World Quilt Shoppe just brought their kit shop online! You can check it out here. They have wool bundles, too.)

But never fear, you know that I had to go home with something wool ;)
My major purchase of the day:  

From Sew Cherished, I purchased the full kit for Cricket Street Wool's
Harvest Wall Quilt!
Here is the model:

Let me just say that each and every wool in this piece is gorgeous and absolutely pops against the wonderful backgrounds! It was even more stunning in person!

I better get my fingers busy! I want to start everything, but need to finish a few WIP's first!
I think I covered a lot of ground in three hours! And I went home at closing very happy!

 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.
~John 10:14-15

Blessings, Patti 


Rugs and Pugs said...

You sure do power shop! So many great purchases. I love each and every one, but the patriotic ones really speak to me. And that little velvet pincushion. Oh, and those hexies. I need to learn to quilt in my spare! Since retirement I thought I'd have time for everything but so far do not...sigh.
Enjoy your weekend.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Holy smokes, I'd want to dive right in the flags and the wool appliqué Will be perfect and stunning!

Linda said...

Oh my gosh! I think you probably just sold quite a few of these kits for the designers and vendors! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carla Bowlin said...

You found some great stuff. Now, you need to learn some applause to help enable additional buying opportunities! Lol.

cucki said...

wow you found some lovely heart is happy.
love and smiles x

Carla Bowlin said...

Not applause. Appliqué. Dang auto correct.

annie said...

Pretty colors!
Love the projects!

Marcia said...

You filled your basket quickly. I love the little velvet pin cushion. I have never made a quilt
with hexies it would be a great way to use up leftover scraps!

WoolenSails said...

Great buys and looks like you will be busy with some fun projects.


denise said...

Nice haul!! Love the flags🇺🇸

Marilyn said...

I think for having limited time, you did well!
I love everything you bought, especially the Harvest Quilt, such beautiful colors.
Have fun!

moosecraft said...

Awesome purchases! But, the Harvest Wall Hanging has my vote for the favorite!

Me and My Stitches said...

I can't believe all that you saw (and bought - hahaha) in 3 hours! You go girl! Love the projects you found. I want to try those threads - I saw them at The Woolen Needle, but then I just couldn't decide which colors to get, so I got nothing!

Colleen said...

Love all the goodies!! I couldn't resist and I went and bought some of that thread. Thank you for showing me! I had heard of it but had never seen it or knew what brand it was to look at it. I have a feeling I am going to completely fall in love with it!