First, I won the April monthly giveaway over at Chris's blog We Love Quilting! I got to choose which of the four Gee's Bend quilt kits I wanted. I chose Housetop Nine Block by Annie E. Pettway.
|Gee's Bend quilt kit|
|great bag with a quilt on it, yoyo maker, mirror, chop sticks, pens, needle info, key chain, nail file, extra bag, book mark, etc.|
|cool spider plant stick with quilt kit|
Marilyn and I went to Sandwich, IL on Saturday. We checked out some antique stores. Lots of great items, but, most things were way overpriced. We saw LOTS of quilts, but, I didn't take any pictures, sorry. I also found a great treadle that I'm keeping my eye on. I don't really need another treadle (need to find a home for one of my 4 treadles) but, when did need ever enter the picture? This treadle is a White treadle, and, I need a White base for the lovely White treadle head dear hubby bought for me last summer. I DID buy a sewing machine....
|Necchi Supernova toy machine|
|jar full of goodies with thimbles|
|better picture of goodies from jar|
Now for the progress. I have 3 graduation quilts to make. My niece has already graduated. She was home schooled, and they graduate earlier than public schools. I'm designing a quilt for her, using fabrics I purchased a few years ago, with her in mind.
My large quilt guild is having Bonnie Hunter next week. I'm taking one of her classes on Friday. I need to sew lots of Triangulations and 16 patches before the class. I'm going to use up some of vast collection of Christmas fabrics that I've collected over the years. I'm afraid it won't even make a dent in the collection. I have two HUGE plastic tubs of Christmas fabric. I also have a bag of Christmas scraps that I acquired at some point. Does anyone need a bag of Christmas scraps? I have so much yardage and smaller cuts, that I don't need and won't use scraps. If you want some, let me know. I'll be adding to the bag in the next few weeks, as I start making this quilt.