Monday, June 25, 2012

Design Floor Monday 6-25-12

Over the weekend Ruth and I went to Raleigh to the Sewing Expo. It was the first time it had been held in Raleigh. It wasn't a huge show but was a lot of fun. We did not attend any of the classes but plan to next year. There were some beautiful quilts displayed, including a number of quilts from Fons & Porter, plus a display called "Home Is Where The Quilt Is" (I think ... my memory ...). Anyway, the pieces in the Home exhibit were all shaped like simple A-roof houses - maybe 18" x 24" - and the designs were as varied as they could be. Some were funny. Some were sweet. Some were traditional. Some were very modern. All were delightfully creative. In the Fons & Porter display it was neat to see in person some of the quilts they have shown on their TV show - they were beautiful. There was a good assortment of vendors, too (I spent too much money .... :-(   ).

One of the things I bought was a jellyroll of batik fabric all in lovely beach-y pastels. So Sunday morning I knocked this out. I see in the photo at least two blocks that needs to be rotated - good thing it's just laid out at this point. But my sweet puppy was tired of being ignored so I stopped sewing around noon on Sunday and will try to finish up the quilt top Monday evening. It will end up being a very large lap quilt.

I also picked up a couple of wall hanging patterns, both of which have something to do with the ocean. Hmmm ... I'm seeing a recurring theme in the things I'm making.

And Ruth and I each picked up a purse/bag pattern.

I'm contemplating purchasing some of the Shiva Fabric Paint Sticks. Anyone using them? Willing to tell me what you think about them?

Visit Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times to see what other creative quilters are up to.


  1. I really like what you did making jelly roll squares. And you are right, they look very beachy. I will be in your state later tonight but in the mountains, not the beach. :-(

  2. Perfect summer theme for the quilt - love 'beach colors'

  3. Love that summer Beach theme you have going on there!


  4. Sounds like a really fun show. Your blocks are lovely - can't believe you made them so quickly! I need your speed. :-)

  5. Love the beach colours! I haven't tried those paintsticks but have heard about them. Let us know if you try them...