June 29, 2015

North Woods Quilting

Whew!  What a busy week it has been here! I had a lot of fun, and also got a lot of work accomplished.  I went quilt shopping, hiking at two different state parks, mini golfing with my sister, her niece, and some friends, and ate a lot of delicious food!  It was almost like a vacation! I kicked off my week with a trip to a couple north woods quilt shops with a quilty friend of mine.  We bought some great fabrics and I am excited to get started on them. 

We picked up an old Holly Taylor line on clearance at one shop.  We both bought the same selection and she's going to teach me how to put together one of her favorite quilt patterns.  I think these blues and north woods prints are going to turn out very nicely.  I will probably toss in some stash fabrics for a bit more tonal variety as these are printed busy prints. 

At our second shop I ran across the new True Luck collection and absolutely had to have it!  I picked up all the grey and aqua prints she had to offer and a couple yards each of white, grey, and aqua Moda Bella Solids.
I debated all week long what I wanted to do with these fabrics. I poured over books, magazines, and of course Pinterest.  Ultimately I think I've decided on Chopsticks by Jaybird Quilts.  I think the solids are going to set off these beautiful prints perfectly! 
My friend and I are starting on our first quilt project together this week and I'll use my spare time to start on my Chopsticks quilt in True Luck. 
Quilt shopping was also a great time for me to spy on the current lines and see what other shop owners have out on display right now.  I'm putting together my first shop order right now and will be placing it soon.  I'm really excited for this next step and I look forward to being able to share my love of quilting and fabrics with others. 
I also got to work on my last posted work in progress. I added a skinny border to set off the charm square centers and I added a strip of flying geese to each side of the quilt center to add a bit of pizzazz. 

I spent a lot of time making the flying geese this week.   While I was working on them, I decided that I should do a little tutorial, too so that will be coming soon!

Have a great Monday! Stay quilty my friends!

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