Category Archives: Lancaster County

Busy Quilty Weekend

img_3480You can tell my grandkids are still in Louisiana with their other grandparents. My weekends are full of quilting at least for another couple of weeks. Here’s what I got accomplished yesterday. I got out all my 1930′s prints (of which there were more than I realized) and some scrap muslin and put this little baby quilt together using Mary’s Roman Stripes pattern.

I ran out of the white so I couldn’t put the narrow white border before the pink. I think it is so cute. It’s all sandwiched and ready to be quilted. I’ll do something simple like a serpentine grid.

I also got the back ready for the wild baby quilt I’ve been piecing. It will get sandwiched today and hopefully I get some of the quilting done.

I’ve also added my name to the list for the Shipshewana 2010 Retreat that Ruthie is organizing. I’m so excited. I think I’ve even found a roommate already. I just wish it was this year instead of 2010. I love Amish country. I spent a couple of days in Lancaster County last year after a conference in Philadelphia and I came home with 65 yards of fabric. I actually had to ship some of it home. :) You can see some of what I got here.

It’s a beautiful day here in the Bay Area today and I’ve just returned from an expensive trip to Target. Among other things, they had rolling storage bins on sale. The one with three big drawers for $8.99. I couldn’t resist. I won’t mention the brand but it starts with an S. I work for the company that makes Rubbermaid so I shouldn’t be buying the competition. But they are so cheap. What’s a girl to do!

Eye Candy

Well, I’m back from my trip to Pennsylvania and Lancaster County. What a trip. I absolutely loved the two days spent among the Amish. I learned so much about these interesting people. Not at all how they are portrayed in the movie Witness.

But most interesting of course were the quilt and fabric shops. I took so many pictures and have so many ideas for quilts I now want to make. Not to mention, I brought home 65 (yes SIXTY FIVE) yard of fabric. I was shocked when I added it all up. But the prices were just so great. At least 30% less than any of the fabric shops here in the Bay Area.

Here’re some pics of my purchases.

I couldn’t resist these fabric packs from the Old Country Store in Intercourse, PA.

These are fabrics from the Simplicity line by 3 Sisters for Moda. Perfect for a baby quilt I need to make for my friend’s new granddaughter who arrives on June 30th. I think I’ll use the Sassy Sixteen pattern by my online quilting friend Kimberly Camou.

The next group is every color I could find of the Fusions 7 line from Kaufman. This is my very favorite blender fabric. I bought at least a yard of each color.

I couldn’t resist adding to my slowly growing collection of Batiks. These are mostly fat quarters with two 1 yard cuts.

And, these are some fabrics that just reached out to me begging to come home with me. I couldn’t resist.

The last bit are the final fabrics I need to make my Granddaughter’s princess quilt for her Birthday in September. I think I’ll use the Sassy Sixteen pattern for this one too.

Now all I have to do is figure out where I’m going to put all this fabric.