Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Shopping day (cont'd) and Day 2 of 7 days of quilts

Here are the fat quarters that I bought at The Woolen Needle (Williamsburg, IA) - aren't they pretty?  

 At Inspirations (Hills, IA), I found this cool bee fabric by French General.  Since my husband is a beekeeper I really want to start collecting some bee fabrics and this is my first one!  I don't want the cutesy bees, so this was just what I had in mind.  I hear there is one in red too, so I need to be on the lookout for it.
 This is my quilt for Day 2 of the challenge (on Instagram) by my friend Nancy.  I made this in 2004 - it's called Ancient Stars by Sue Garman. Isn't it a great pattern?  Right up my alley - lots of little pieces.  At the time, I really liked purple, and did not have a big stash, so I collected purple, green and tan fabrics for awhile before I could make this.
Hope you are having a great Monday!

4 comments:

  1. Wow! That quilt is AMAZING! So intricate! Love your fat quarters...now those colors are screaming my name. Really? I didn't know your hubby was a beekeeper. How cool is that?! For some reason, I've always loved bee stuff.... Fun bee fabric! Hope your week is off to a good start! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  2. That's the most gorgeous Mardi Gras Quilt I've ever seen. You might not have had that in mind when you made it, but for those of us from LA, I can't see it any other way. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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  3. Isn't that bee fabric great? I have the red one and I am using it sparingly and with much joy. I'm not a fan of the cutesy bee's either. Love the realistic ones. Your quilt is lovely. Great job!

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  4. Oh, luscious fabrics!
    A gorgeous quilt, Julie. It looks like a ton of work with all of those pieces! Good job!
    Can I read between the lines that you don't like purple so much anymore?

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