Sunday, February 17, 2008

Early Birthday Shopping

So I did some early birthday shopping in Green Bay. I mean, geez - I wasn't going back up there in 2 weeks for my real birthday! Although that shop was great so I really could have! So here is what I picked up. I went not expecting too much so I had left my list of fabrics and how much at home. So I did the small kit thing! First I got some fun patterns and some white chalk marking sticks that remove with the iron, they said they worked really well, so I figured I'd give them a try!

And then some spring fabrics for a class I teach at a LQS. Once a month we do a Lori Smith Small Quilt. I never work in pastels so I wanted to do something totally out of my zone. I"ll have more pics of the quilt later in the week. I"ve already started it.


Then I found this adorable baby girl quilt kit. The fabrics on the left will go on the front and the one on the right I got for the backing. It is just a typed pattern so no picture, but I'll be making it in the not to distant future so you'll see it. But isn't that fabric just too cute!


And of course some repro fabrics. In my favorite earth tones.


And then some small kits. The kit on the left makes all 3 of those little Renee Plains quilts. They are sooo adorable made up. And the one on the top right makes a small churn dash quilt and the one on the bottom makes a Jacobs Ladder type quilt, but the pieces finish very, very small. So that one will be a challenge!

So as you can see, I had a wonderful time there! And will be going back!

12 comments from wonderful readers:

Darlene said...

Wonderful birthday purchases - love it all. :-)

Judy said...

Fabulous birthday self shopping Dawn! Looks like a wonderful shop!

Wendy said...

You go girl! Fantastic birthday shopping done early...I like birthdays that stretch over a couple of weeks. I love everything you bought.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Goodness, what wonderful treasures. Can I go with you next time?

Screen Door said...

Without a doubt-- I totally jealous. Chelsey is flying ito Green Bay into a snow storm as we speak. She's got to stay over...wish it was me.... I'm so glad you loved the quilt shop. Even though I've never been, it's nice to see others enjoy it....

Guðrún said...

I am not surprised that you are going back! Lovely fabrics, patterns and kits.

Lea said...

What a great purchases!!!! Aaaawwwweee, I miss quilt shops in U.S.!
Dawn, I really love the little girls pattern!!!!

Lucy said...

That a good birthday shopping !!

meggie said...

Have a Happy Birthday! Nothing like a few early pressies!!

Paula said...

Wow! What a birthday haul! Love the repros....and the baby girl fabrics.

sossy said...

Looks like you git some wonderful stuff. I am saving my money now for the Chicago show, so no quilting stuff until then. I can't wait to see how everything turns out!

Andrea said...

Lovely, lovely goodies ! Are you going to treat yourself everyday til your birthday ? LOL!