Monday, June 18, 2007

Hi from Delaware

Just popping in to say hi! I"m having a great time with my mom. We are doing lots of movie marathons, I'm doing lots of sewing, and we are eating lots of good food! I have no idea where the fruit stand gets the sweet corn this time of year but it is soooo good!

I have a few more clues to my quilt project out here. What you've seen so far was log cabins. I forgot to let you know that they finish at 4.5"! Each log is only 1/2" wide. I have 32 more log cabins to make. But here is a peek of what I do have done.


Today mom was feeling good so we went to my favorite quilt shop out here - Li'l Country Shoppe. This store is all prims and folk art stuff (well mostly) and I always find tons that I love. Today was no exception. Mom treated and I brought all these goodies home! We had so much fun shopping and picking out fabrics. First the fabric above is just misc fabrics I got for projects I"m working on and/or I know I will use and can't find by my house.

Then these are going into a prim project I"ve been dying to make but never found the right plaids! I'll keep the project a surprise because I'll probably start it when I get home! (Well home in IL).

Then the coolest purchase we got were these fabrics and book. The book is "Laps from Fats for Family & Friends". This is the 3rd book EllenReplogle has done on fat quarter quilts. I just loved the other two and picked this new one up, opened the front cover and there was a quilt I fell in LOVE with! Mom took one look and practically begged me to make it for her! So we then started over and picked out fabrics for it. The big stripey fabric is the backing.

So can you tell today was as good as Christmas! I can't wait to get back to sewing tonight!

13 comments from wonderful readers:

Juliann in WA said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful holiday. Love all the fabrics and the log cabins are wonderful. Just love that pattern.
Have fun.

Libby said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I just love all your purchases. Isn't it great when you get to go to your most favorite store . . . the one that's always filled with the things you love *s*

Carol said...

Sounds like a perfect day...love yuor purchases. Those log cabins are awesome.

Guðrún said...

The log cabins are so tiny and cute. The fabrics are just great, I do understand that you both fell in love with the pattern of the quilt.

Tonya R said...

Wow, it really does sound like Christmas there. Keep having a great time.

Darlene said...

Thanks for sharing your fun day with your Mom and your adorable loggies! The quilt you're going to make for your Mom is great!

May Britt said...

The log is only 1/2" ????? How is it possible to do such a tiny log??? I have made tiny log cabins, but not THAT tiny. Love the cream fabrics you bought. It is a beautiful quilt you are going to make for your mother. Have a nice vacation.

Anne said...

Glad to hear your Mom is doing better! And your shopping excursion sounds wonderful - no wonder you felt like Christmas with all the goodies you brought back :o) The FQ quilt you'll be making for your Mom looks lovely! I think I'll have to check out that book.

Your loggies are so pretty! I'll definitely have to have a loggie quilt on my to-do list (whenever I'll be able to do anything on that, I don't know...)*lol*

Have fun and take care!

Screen Door said...

Outstanding shopping and a day with your Mom, the best part....I keep seeing the blues and golds together... I need to make something with those colors.

Angie said...

Whoa, girl, would I ever like to come and play at your house!!! Luscious fabrics!! So glad your Mom is feeling good and you're both having such a fabulous time!

Joanne said...

Beautiful fabrics -- I'm jealous! I may have to go shopping tomorrow to pick up that book!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

i/2 an inch wide-are you crazy!!!

Betty said...

how much fun to have your mom go shopping with, sure got some lovely goodies!so glad you can take the time and have a great visit.
love love love the log cabin blocks just awesome!