Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

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!


  1. Wow! That quilt is AMAZING! So intricate! Love your fat 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

  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!

  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!

  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?