(If you're looking for photos of quilts from the show, see my previous post.)
So what did I get at the quilt show? Lots of goodies!
That's a lot of stuff! What's in there exactly? Let's break it down...
"Furry Sweetness" by Holly Mabutas of Eat Cake Graphics
"Jack's Jungle" by Laura Blanchard of Plum Tree Quilts
"Dots O' Fun" by Connie Tesene nd Mary Etherington of Country Threads
"Butterscotch Tart" by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts
"Bella Luce" by Mary Hubka of Pressed for Time Quiltworks
"Star of the Mountains" by Tara Lynn Darr of Sew Unique Creations
"Eldon" by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts
Patterns are better than fabric, right? You can use them over and over!
"Simple Blessings" by Kim Diehl (for my mom's birthday, so shhhh!)
"Celebrate Great Quilts" by Karen Patternson Bresehan and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes (a thank you for answering a few survey questions during the show!) - no patterns but some beautiful quilts and history that I'll be enjoying soon.
Odds and ends:
"Goin' Sewin' Tote" pattern and kit - it makes a little wastebasket that folds down into almost nothing - great for quilt retreats (and a thank you for my mom for cat-sitting while we were gone, so shhhh! again!)
"The Union Quilters" by Jennifer Chiaverini - her newest book - yay!
And a little sock monkey because who doesn't want a little sock monkey?
Also, not pictured, some "Shut the He** Up" gum I bought for the hubby because it made me laugh. And I knew he'd laugh, too. (So random...)
Black thread (for the wedding quilt)
On the way home, I was getting a bit carsick, so I asked to stop at a Wal-Mart about halfway home to walk around and get my stomach settled down. I decided to look for these Sea Bands, though I didn't know what they were called. They help relieve nausea using acupressure and though I can't say I was 100% better, I did feel lots better and will be using them again. The rest of the trip was definitely significantly more comfortable!
The Steelers fabric...one of the babies on the way will have parents who are HUGE Steelers fans, so this will be the back of that quilt - girl or boy. I haven't been able to find it locally, but this Wal-Mart had an awesome fabric section (I could have spent another bundle there if I wasn't on a soom-to-be-unemployed budget!) and quite a few licensed fabrics.
So now I'm itching to be starting new projects, but plugging away at the applique. I'm afraid I've bitten off more than I can chew with this project being a single month UFO, but I'm not going to let that stop me from working on it. Eventually it needs to be done and now that I've started, I might as well keep going.
Time to go feed the hubby and then I think we're going to bundle up and take the boat out for a test run. It's not nearly warm enough, but the hubby is itching to get on the lake and since he put up with me at the quilt show (he didn't go to the show, but he drove me and hung out in the hotel), I suppose this is a good payback!