All the way from Chicago!

All the way from Chicago!

Guess what happened this weekend in the Shop…

We had a lovely visit from one of our forum members.  It was so exciting to meet her and put a face to a name.  She came all the way from Chicago….

Patticakes was her name, and fabric buying was her game. (har-har, I know…I am hilarious)  Seriously though, it was a wonderful surprise and I so enjoyed visiting with her.  She brought along her boyfriend and his friend and they were especially good sports, hanging out and letting us ladies jibber-jabber!  (It is our specialty, you know.)  🙂

She picked out some pretty gorgeous fabric too I  might add.  She got her hands on the new Whimsy line (by the Fig and Tree Co.) and she also got the Eden (Lila Tueller) fabric she needed to make the new quilt Mom just finished  (I will post pics soon, I promise!) Much more too, though we promised to keep the total hush-hush.  We take care of our girls, you know.

Anyway, thanks a million for making the trip to see us, PattiCakes!   Just so you know,  she is as sweet as her name sounds.  🙂

Here’s to another great week ahead…one more day/week closer to Spring!

****By the way, the pic at the top of the post is a random image I got off google.  Wouldn’t that have been the perfect Valentines present!?!? A pink sewing machine.   Dang, I wish I was that lucky!

I hope you were.  🙂

Strips and more…the fence rail kind

The fence rail, in my opinion is a fabulous go-to block.  It is quick and virtually pain free.  The best part for me about using a Jelly roll for this quilt (and pattern) is the variety you get.  I am all about the ‘scrappier’ look, and LOVE that it all coordinates!  It really  does make my life so much easier.  🙂

Another variation on the fence rail, would be to use less strips (or more) than we did.  You could also have the same fabric strip as the center and it would make a zig- zag design throughout the whole quilt.  (super cool….But, you may already know all of that!)  🙂

So, have you opened up a delicious jelly roll yet!?!?  Any projects under way?  I am dying to know….

*fabric used in our quilt was  one Fig and Plum Jelly Roll, by Fig Tree & Co. (moda) and coordinating fabric for the border.