Saturday, September 21, 2013

guess where I am going today

 
yes sirree Bob (who knows why we say that?)
I am going to the quilt show that is just down the street from my house.
Come to find out a friend that I saw the other day had TWO free passes to the show and knows I am a quilter. (She is a crafter) she can not go so gave them to me.
I was going to go anyway!
 
I think I will ask the next door neighbor as a gesture to get to know people around here. we have been so busy, not much time for socializing.

whoot whoot!

 
three more of the pillowcases..........

 
and another...........like potato chips I tell ya!

 
All 8 that I made within the two days........I am pleased as punch! they all came out so nice.......hubby even put in an "order" for some for us! LOL  He is NOT USUALLY interested much in my projects....

 
One all spread out so you can see the deer border. it was about a 10 inch by width of fabric piece for the border and 26 1/2 by width of fabric for the rest. easy to find in the stash and easy to sew. instant gratification!  I even had borders that were a little narrow like 7inches so I just added the 3 inch difference to the 26 1/2  to cut that one 29 1/2. works.......as long as the border is at least 3 inches wide when folded and sewn I think it would look fine.
 
I used up a ton of fabrics and have since been hunting for more. nice little tuck in gift or start of a basket or something. for example: movie night basket.......some popcorn, movie and new pillowcase. how easy is that? and cute?
 
family basket--- pillowcase for each member, and some gingerbread men cookie kits with frosting and candies to decorate? maybe some hot chocolate packets
 
or relaxation night or spa night.........pillowcase, polish, aroma soaps and candles...........
see? very very handy to have...........just in case..........now where is my "girly stash" of fabrics?????
 
 

 
and here were the leftovers of some fabrics I used.........they were about 21 or so inches long.......and about 3-4 inches wide.........I sewed a long strip with them..........I will quilt it up and make a tote for the 3 year old.....to go with his pillowcase...
 

 
maybe a coloring book and a crayon roll, some matchbox cars and a car roll holder, and voila.........a gift even a 3 year old boy can love,,,,,,,,,,
crayons are on sale from back to school sales so I had better hit the stores......who doesn't love a new box of crayons?
 
do any of these ideas work for YOUR list?
 

6 comments:

  1. Enjoy the quilt show--I KNOW you will!! I love your piloowcases--and your ideas to match them up with other items for gift baskets!! Hugs, Julierose

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    1. nothing like a quilt show to get the creative juices flowing. they had a panetone challenge-take your initials, find a panetone color chip color that beings with that initial. use fabric in those colors to make a 3 color small wall quilt. too too fun!

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  2. Great minds working together, I've been making pillowcases too. So fun and easy and uses lots of odds and ends. Enjoy the show.

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    1. thanks! just got back from show. met some quilting friends there. funny how quilters in this little town made things like patterns from Bonnie hunter etc. small world after all isn't it? bought a preprinted Fall panel to make a runner for living room. more fun!

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  3. Me too. I didn't bring my camera,but they had some fun quilts. A lot of the same like block of month in different colors, plain squares, then had some really wild ones too! so bright I couldn't put it on my bed. I would be up all night! lol
    a fun break from the ho hum and the price was right

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