Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Fat Quarter or Two

Hi everyone! I am back from a whirlwind trip to Lancaster Pennsylvania to see the Lancaster Quilt Show and to visit many quilt shops in the surrounding area.

Look here! My friends arranged for my own bus!!!! (Actually, I am not the only person or business bearing the name of our upstate region. There is some dispute about what exactly is considered 'upstate'. Many will argue that it is anything north of 'downstate' - north of NYC- but living in northeastern NY state seems to be the real upstate!)

So, I set off on my adventure with my friends, Deb and Laura.
We were on a mission to find....
And frabric we found!!!

We also found some fabric along the way!


Remember my list? I found a few of those items! and even managed to buy a fat quarter or two (okay! maybe three, maybe four!...maybe a half yard or two... a yard, several yards....)


Some aqua and red fabrics.....

my beloved polka dots...
some wide backing fabrics... (I might actually finish some UFOs)

some blue and yellow for a project I have in mind...
a variety of fabrics, not on my list, but tempting all the same...

check out this close up of the pink fabric....
I am thinking it would be a great addition to this Amy Bradley pattern I have in my collection!

My nephew wants a notebook cover and so I needed some less feminine reversible quilted fabric...

some Katie Jump Rope that begged to come home with me...
a very cute panel that will make a great baby book....

some wonderful stripes....
and some absolutely wonderful black and whites (some are even polka dotted!)...

some wonderful greens....
a bunch of batting to help me get those UFOs done...

a couple of books and some patterns....

a cute reversible handbag pattern and some handles that a gentleman was selling (it has his name on the pattern)...
some cute wee buttons that I like to buy from the same vendor each year...

and needles, pins, a pinking rotary wheel, and an open applique foot (all on my list!).
We drank, we ate, we walked, we shopped, we dozed! I took many photos of the show and will share some of those with you all over the next few days!!! I even managed to have the whole bus (40 other quilters) waiting for me while I had to run into to Target (stay tuned for that little embarressing tidbit!)

I didn't arrive in the door until late last night (11:30 PM) and you would not believe it... (remember now that I am an early riser)... I slept until 9:00 AM!!!! Deb and Laura won't be able to believe it!!! So, I have some catching up to do.

Glad to be back and I will have more later!!!!