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Monday, June 06, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Yesterday Noel, her MIL and I went to the Quilt Festival held at RIT in Rochester, NY. There were over 600 quilts exhibited plus several travelling challenges and 40 vendors. You know I made a couple purchases, right?!
I'll try to show some of my photos later this week...

My first purchase of the day was this tumbler kit to make the flag quilt shown below. I was going to start it last night but I haven't decided where to hang it yet. I'll have to decide where to hang it before I can start sewing because I'll need to move the star field to the left if it will hang vertically..
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This cute pack of Fat 1/8 shirtings will go towards my Civil War Quilts. The same lady that was selling these was working on a honeycomb project. It was nice to see another project and her fabric selections were gorgeous. She bastes her pieces, one at a time, thru the papers and puts them into tiny, stackable plastic boxes before she puts the blocks together. She had quite a few basted already. Think I might have to get me some honeycomb pieces!!!
My last purchase of the day (only because it took so long to find any black fabric) was this black batik to use as the sashing between my hexie diamonds. For all the other quilts I have seen online using this layout, they all have a fairly neutral sashing. I am using every color available for the diamonds (they aren't all quite this bright) so Noel and I thought the black would set them off better. I do believe she is right! This is more of a blueish black but I do like it. I'll get some of this cut and start to put together some of my diamonds so I can reuse those hexie papers.
I also purchased a few other small items: two quilting stencils, hexagon charm to add to my scissor fob and smoke colored clear thread and black tulle for my housing project.

3 comments:

Jo said...

I have some hexies that need some background fabric. I keep being tempted to purchase some fabric but I am so afraid I won't purchase enough....Love yours.

lillianscupboard said...

Some good buys at the quilt show.

Janet O. said...

Love that little flag quilt. Your black fabric background will set off those hexie blocks beautifully. Good choice!