Monday, April 2, 2012

Good to be home...

We've got some catching up to do! I've been home only one out of the past 5 weeks and had the granddaughters here that one week at home. It is good to be home and I hope to have something to show soon!

My husband and I just returned from a great vacation in Charleston, SC and Savannah, Ga. Am I the only one who looks for quilt shops first thing when arriving in a new city? I've been on the lookout for some modern shops especially, since they seem few and far between. My favorite was Fabrika in historic Savannah. Catering to the local students of Savannah College of Art and Design, it was filled with plenty of inspiration. I had to laugh when a student came in the shop to buy fabric for a project that was due at 4:00 that day! College students never change!

Here's a bit of my stash from the trip. I've been collecting washi tape - don't know what to do with it - but I love it. Any ideas?
I got back just in time to attend Saturday's sew-in with our STLMQG. I quilted this baby quilt that my daughter had pieced. We're donating it to our local Crisis Nursery.
I tried a new quilting design which you can see better from the back. It's from a new book, "Modern Quilting Designs", filled with tons of easy, good-looking patterns.

I came home to lots of bloom in the garden!
I had to share with you this perfectly formed bleeding heart. It made me think of Joyce Kilmer's poem, "poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree"... or a bleeding heart.
I'll be back soon! I've been tagged twice!

6 comments:

  1. I saw a blog recently that had a "how to" for using washi tape. Use it to decorate a vase, decorate a wrapped gift, use on gift tags, decorate a composition notebook, decorate a pen and some other ideas that I can't recall at this moment. I love the baby quilt you did, the colors are great!!!

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  2. Washi tape - I am boring and use it for wrapping presents!

    Love the quilting design and the baby quilt - some lucky baby and mother will be very happy!

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  3. Such a cute quilt! I am sure it will be much loved!

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  4. I have a question about donation quilts that maybe you can answer. I just donated my first quilt for a church auction. Is a donation quilt tax deductible? Just curious.

    Had to laugh about the college project. Some things don't ever change!

    Yes, on vacation last week I visited two quilt shops!

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  5. I assume you meant Charleston, SC not NC. It's where I am. I could have given you the heads up that modern is not all that common around here- so sad. We travel elsewhere to get our modern fix. I hope you had a great time and ate well.

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  6. Welcome home!! You were missed. Pretty fabric. I don't know what washi tape is so you'll have to clue me in.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!