Boy oh boy did we have fun shopping in Pennsylvania last week! I purchased 44 yards of fabric and a pair of scissors. The fabric is mostly reproduction, one Asian, some 1930's, Kaffe Fassett and a handful of allsorts. I also purchased 200 thread count muslin for Dorothy Bakers Sweet Nostalgia and some fabric from a line called, Kansas Winter to make a pattern my sister bought for me in California, called Ringing in the New. Oh, and background stitchery fabric for Over the River and Through the Woods, but was unable to find a nice blend of black and tans for the rest of the quilt. I'm thinking this is going to be a challenge.
Another challenge I face is finding red fabric for Aunt Millie's Flower Garden. I'm very picky when it comes to red and it has to be just the right shade. I didn't find anything in Pennsylvania and wonder if maybe I should consider another colour? But, I do love how it looks in red! I also purchased 5 yards of muslin to back stitchery blocks and I think I found a suitable fabric to go around my Shades of Autumn POTC blocks. It's the green fabric in my shopping bag. Photo above.
We also stopped at Boyds Bear Country to see the bears. Sadly, the museum was closed for renovations. It would have been fun to see the old bears. I didn't find any new bears to add to my collection. They seemed to all look the same, just with different outfits.
Isn't it interesting how quilt shops display fabric? Some shops group fabric strictly by colour. So, if you were looking for a specific collection (new line) of fabric, it would be scattered throughout the shop according to the colour of the bolt. Not so good if you like to purchase by collection. Other shops display by manufacturer. So for example, all Moda fabric would be grouped together. Not so good if you are looking for a specific colour, but good if you are looking for a collection by a specific manufacturer. And, some shops group by types of fabric. Like batiks, reproduction, 1930's and new fabric lines. In most cases, they also have a large collection of fabric grouped by colour. That would be the way I like it best.
All Hallows Eve - POTC Block 7
Indian Corn - POTC Block 8
Just eight more blocks to go for my Shades of Autumn POTC quilt. My fingers are crossed, that the green fabric I purchased in Pennsylvania will work well with my blocks. Still, I will first go through my stash and see what else I may find. Plus I need to select a fabric for the little squares.
Until next week.....happy quilting!
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P.P.S. Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada, so Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian bloggers and followers!