Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category

Border choices…

June 18, 2008

I have been trying to decide on borders for the “Playing with Triangles” quilt top from Cathy’s workshop. I have narrowed it down to two choices. The first I could finish immediately as both fabrics are in my stash. The second choice I would have to go shopping to find the outer border fabric. First is dark, second is light. Which do you prefer?

1st border choice

OR

2nd border choice

I could order the second fabric online or find something similar with cream background and open’ish’ floral print.  Hmmm…

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Creativ Festival

May 1, 2008

So, I spent the weekend working at the Creativ Festival and in keeping with our group name, managed to squeeze in some shopping.  Joanne’s booth was across the aisle from the Janome booth and they have come out with a table which fits my 6500.  There is a drawer on the left-hand side and measurements in both inches and centimetres marked on the front edge.  So much better than the extension table that came with the machine.  I have to quilt a 17″ background square for the Folded Flowers workshop on Saturday, so this will be a good test for the new table.

Sneak peak

February 29, 2008

Do you recall last month when Patti Carey was at our guild meeting and I asked about Mark Lipinski designing a line for Northcott? Well, over on his blog he is giving his readers a sneak peak of his new line califon which is due out in May, I think. You will have to scroll down quite a ways to the end of the post for the pics of the new fabrics. (Mark takes his readers on virtual tours of the countryside and shopping trips as well as commenting on American Idol and various other topics, so you can scroll past or read along as you choose). I like the black & white, but my favourite is the yellow so far. As with his last fabric line, Katmandu (go here to see a cool slide show presentation of this fabric line), califon is designed to encourage embellishment. Once it hits the stores, this may call for a trip to Country Concessions in Cookstown!