Sunday, October 2, 2011

Break Time

I took a few well-deserved days off this past week and yet today is Sunday and I sort of feel like they zoomed by and I didn't get much rest.  At least I have all of this to show for it.

I made some good progress on the Black & White quilt, inspired by the "Snapshots" quilt from Elizabeth Hartman's book, Practical Guide to Patchwork.  All the blocks are pieced together and I have to decide how to finish it. 

Gotta love my B&W Zebra curtains in my studio


Closeup


I also made some progress on my Pillow Talk {Swap} project.  I selected some fabrics and then got to work.  The pillow will of course be much larger; but this is the "centerpiece" of what I'm working on.


Additionally, you may remember me mentioning that I'm trying to cut back on my swap participation.  This is of course a struggle when so many great ones pop up; but I need to be good.  So I have decided to sit out of the next round of the Goodie Bag Swap; but sign-ups are open until October 5th, so if you would like to participate head on over to Flickr and check it out.  I did participate in the 1st Round and it was a lot of fun.


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On Friday, my Brother and I did a little Antique shopping and I found this piece for a steal, at only $59.  You couldn't buy a brand new dresser for this little, much less one from the early 1900s.  It needs a little tightening, some new knobs and some attention; but it's so worth it.




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On Saturday, Fabric Nosherie, the 1st Modern Fabric Shop in STL; which opened in Webster Groves, held a St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild "Open House".  It was so nice of Shannon, the owner, to throw us this little celebration.  You can check out some photos of the shop's interior over on Laura Gunn's blog.


About 20 or so of our members nibbled on some tasty treats and spent lots of time perusing the selection of fabric, patterns, books, notions and crafty misc. that Fabric Nosherie carries.  It was a unique experience as there were a few bolts of fabric that never left the cutting table, they seemed to pass from member to member, as each wanted to get a little bit for themselves.

Shannon and Miriam, Thanks for the invite and for being such great hostesses.

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That is how my short vacation broke down.  I hope you are enjoying some of the wonderful Autumn weather we are having.




6 comments:

Lynne said...

Perhaps that black and white quilt is too MUCH black and white in one space? Perhaps it wants to live on the other side of the river? You know... See the sights. Perhaps you secretly need to pawn it off on an unsuspecting friend? Someone whose name rhymes remarkably with Spin Griller? Gwynn Triller?

I don't know. Just sayin'. :D

LOVE. IT. (!!!) SO cool.

And, awesome find on the dresser. A little TLC, and that'll be fabulous.

Congrats on all the goodies, and hope you enjoyed SOME well-deserved rest!

Splendorfalls said...

Awesome stuff all around! Can't wait to see that b/w quilt all done up right! Score on the dresser for sure!

Jackie Russell said...

Love your B&W quilt! Your brother has a great eye for antiques too.

Nancy said...

oh...love the black and white...even the skulls look good..lol


That dresser is great. I used some spray paint on a little end table this weekend and got hooked...it's so fun..

Anonymous said...

The dresser is on wheels! B.A. Kristy! Loves!

-jillian

Grace said...

I think I got your black & white scraps at the last meeting - yay! And that dresser is a HECK of deal.

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