Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: Fabric, Books and Hearts

Last Wednesday was our guild's February monthly meeting.  The Sewing Studio provides us meeting space and 15% off purchases.  I try and be good but I also think it's nice to support our LQS.

I wanted to buy at least a yard of every Blueberry Park print they carried (which is all of them!), but I "settled" for these seven and several yards of this gorgeous Alexander Henry black and white.

Our guild has a new library thanks to Lucky Spool Media.  I checked out Bedroom Style by April Rosenthal and plan to spend some time browsing while I am on vacation this week.  I enjoy listening to her on The QuiltCast podcast so I am really glad to have the opportunity to read her book.

I love mysteries and have discovered the Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny.  I am on the third book at the moment and can't seem to put these books down.  The fictional town of Three Pines sounds lovely and I can imagine myself having coffee or wine at the bistro with a group of friends.  If you love murder mysteries, I highly recommend these.

My friend Caroline made this lovely heart mini for me!  Isn't it wonderful?!  I just love the varied sizes of the hearts overlapping, and her quilting is fantastic!

On the off chance that I get to do some sewing while in Montana, I brought along these fabrics to make a bee block for Cindy.  She is making a quilt for her sweet granddaughter and is requesting #booksforbabyquilt  blocks from Patchwork, Please!.  Several blocks have already been made, and it's easy to see this will be a special quilt!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I wanted all the blueberry park when I first saw them too. Settled on a very few at the end of the year before my buying went into hibernation. Love the Alexander Henry print. What will you do with it? I'm the librarian of our local modern guild. Any tips on procuring books?

  2. Glad you could see all the Blueberry Park range. It's marvelous isn't it? During the after-Thanksgiving sales, I treated myself to 47 half yards pieces. Spoiled, aren't I? But I haven't cut into them yet. Not sure what exactly to make with them. Our chapter got Lucky Spool books too, but not the one you checked out. Maybe when our chapters "get tired" of particular titles, we can do an exchange. Happy for you to get that heart quilt, but I hope a friend never makes one for me. I've never liked anything made with hearts. Something about the shape I dislike. And instructors always choose it to teach hand appliqué. Your book series sounds promising. I'm on a wait list to check out the audio of the first book in the series.

  3. Pretty fabric purchases. I love that AH print. What a sweet mini your friend made. And I'm so excited about the book block. Thanks, Rene'!