Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fabric purchased, fabric used!

As you know, on any trip the most important item packed is your sewing project. This was one of three projects I took on my recent plane trip to Colorado. I didn't get as many done as I hoped and the basting is still in but you get the picture. They fit in a 3 inch square finished.
So cute!
We went to check out the area for a possible move. While there we hoped to meet people, see contra dances, go to quilt stores (maybe I wanted that one more than Mr Not Afraid of Color) and see mountains. 
I'll be doing several posts on the trip, of course, because I have so much to tell you!!!

Today let's focus on the important things.... FABRIC 
 while looking around Downtown Boulder, my friend Mary and I peeked into Fabricate. The store was about as large as my studio and had cute modern very expensive fabrics. Still I had to get some flamingos right? Right. And the daisy to go with because I want to do that pattern soon. 
Another lovely quilt shop, maybe my fave of this trip was the Presser Foot in Longmont, CO.
friendly ladies and great stuff! I showed GREAT restraint in only purchasing this
a pattern using panels almost gone! I got the last large one. Some fabrics to border my recent abstracts, script on cream, all in a red tote bag to reuse. Here's the pattern made up. So fun.
While on a house finding day I asked to stop at the Quilters Corner  in Erie CO
where I proceeded to show GREAT restraint because I wanted LOTS of fabrics and patterns
but left with this
wonderful script fabric and check out the dachshund pattern!!! Wearing glasses. Different sweaters.

and this black and white
 All wrapped like a party in a bag!

I was so pleased to meet Diann from Little Penguin quilts in person. Her husband Mike, my husband she and I got on so well. Isn't it fun to meet people in person? Of course she's ear-less now that I talked her EARS off! I staged this photo... I said grab a bolt for a pic! It tells a lot like a Rorschach test doesn't it? I grab pink and orange with lime, she grabs one that she'd use? Hmmmm guess I could be considered bold.... soft heart though! Diann made me this bag and mug rug....
On top are some metallic paper bunnies to play around with this spring
 I gave her a slice of pie pin cushion, with whipped cream on top!






 I showed GREAT restraint, with an eye to flying home these fabric purchases, and left with only these
So pretty! Two of which were on sale. The owner has two airedales so we talked dogs as well. There is a Poodle in that pink dog fabric! speaking of dogs... I got these three at Estes
at the Stitchin' Den.
They cater to knitters embroiderers and quilters in the picturesque mountain town.

The fabrics were expensive so I got these three fiat quarters but ain't they cute?
The top snow grades from light to dark.






That's it for my fabric purchases. We were too tired to go to a contra dance by the evenings (altitude) but there are lots of fun pictures and adventures to share this week. On Wed there will be a dog post, on Thurs likes there are several surprises. 
Went to CO wish you were here!  
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38 comments:

  1. Colorado! Mountains! Fabric stores! Great people!
    Sounds like a GREAT place!
    Gorgeous fabrics!
    Looking forward to hearing/reading more about jour trip!

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  2. Jealous in so many ways. I live for the mountains (hence our desire to move to East TN). AND you got to meet Little Penguin. But if you move there, I can meet both of you with one visit!

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  3. Moving to CO? Just when I thought I might meet you someday when we trek down to FL. We stay with friends in Leesburg, VA on the way down and back.
    We went to Denver in 2015 and there just happened to be a shop hop at the time.
    You made some great fabric choices. I always feel constrained when traveling with fabric prices so high.
    Can't wait to hear more about your trip.
    Pat

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  4. Great purchases. I've a granddaughter living near there!
    Hugs

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  5. The tumbling blocks look great!

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  6. I love how many fabrics you got showing great restraint! LOL Sounds like you had a great time, even if you didn't make it contra dancing! Good luck house hunting.

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  7. You fund lots of fun fabrics! I think those are the best souvenirs. I love my slice of pie pincushion, haven't posted about it yet, but I will!

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    1. Lol! "Funded" or "found". I guess either one works! :)

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  8. Looks like a fun trip, from a quilting point of view!! Hoping the rest went as well.

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful week. Fabric, gorgeous scenery and friends.

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  10. The tumbling blocks are great! They definitely look 3-D!
    Nice! A trip to CO! I haven't been there in YEARS! Maybe if/when you move there I will have to plan a trip to meet you and Diann. Love all the fabrics you picked up. I know I would have a hard time restraining myself from buying tons of fabrics! You did good!

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  11. Fabric, art, photography and yarn stores are like 'candy stores' to me ~ wonderful post and thanks for coming by my blog ~

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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  12. I'm so glad you got to meet Diann! We are meeting up with her at Estes (actually at Snow Basin) in September for a few days and nights! I have a lot of stitching friends in and around Colorado (and as of July, we will have family there too) and we get together regularly. If you move there, you can join in with the group!! Have a great week! xo

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  13. All those fabrics are great! I especially like the ones with dogs, but who's surprised!

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  14. You take the best trips! I have a theory that Drew has been to so many quilt shops that now he would miss them if you didn't go.

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  15. Awesome day! Sounds you have enjoyed it to the max. So happy to hear that. Meeting Diann is the cherry on top. Love the dachshund quilt. Too cool. ;^)

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  16. Enjoyed the quilt shop tour and your purchases and how cool it was to meet up with Diann.

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  17. Oh, I love those litte wee flamingos, so sweet! Sounds like an awesome day!

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  18. Wow, such lovely fabrics, but I think the flamingos are my favorite!!!

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  19. Oh--- you scored big on neat fabrics--after all, what is travel for? Right? Nice blocks hugs, Julierose

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  20. Such a fun trip and so neat you got to meet a blogging friend in person! Can't wait to hear of the possible move.

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  21. So nice to meet friends and have a great time together. I'm sure you picked the right bolf of fabric: orange with pink these colors are you! Do you remember that orange sewing machine ♥
    Hugs

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  22. What a great time you had and you bought some wonderful fabrics too!

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  23. You found lots of great new fabric additions. I look forward to seeing what you make with them. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  24. I love your EPP blocks...how funny; I'm working in hexie thirds, too, but a completely different shape. Originally I purchased mine for the same type of look, but I prefer your shape for getting the feel of dimensionality. LOL! Great job restraining yourself in the fabric shop. I have a tough time doing that! :)

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  25. Oooh, I'm jealous of your trip! Sounds like you had a great time. Lyons Quilting is also a great shop near Denver, if you're looking for a house or something. One near a quilt shop can't be too bad!

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  26. While you were eating off Diann's ears, Mari and I were having a fun day in Lancaster at the AQS show. We ate Indian food, visited the Amish farmer's market, chatted with quilters/sewers from MA and NJ and topped off the evening with a fabric binge at Mook Fabric Store at ridiculously low prices.
    That picture of you (with the orange bolt) is utterly adorable. Hope to see you this summer.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  27. Evidently I'm not keeping up with your blog enough. You are moving to Colorado??? Retiring, change of job(s), wild hair?

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  28. I have not been on a shopping spree in a while, sure would enjoy these places.

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  29. So happy to be taken along on your trip with you. I've heard wonderful things about Colorado and Boulder. Plus, it seems lots of quilting happening there. So nice you got to meet Dian.

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  30. It looks like your trip was very productive . . . quilt-wise anyway! I wish you luck in finding a new house and moving. Ugg, it's such a huge job. {{Hugs}}
    Roseanne

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  31. I recently started hand stitching a tumbling blocks quilt also. I'm using the Quilt Patis templates for mine, you don't have to take out the basting stitches. Enjoy your new fabrics.

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  32. Those Pink Flamingos!! What a fun trip and a beautiful place to go!

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  33. Lots of fun stuff to play with and a chance to meet up with blog buddies, sounds like a great trip.

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  34. Looks like a fun trip, especially if it involved fabric! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. I so enjoyed joining you on your shopping trip, my favourite fabric was the blue snowflake.

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  36. That dachshund pattern is the cutest!

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