Saturday, May 7, 2011

Market Sneak Peak

Have you ever gone to town to get your haircut and came home in a new truck??? After all the traveling Lois & I have been doing, a bigger vehicle has been a topic of conversation, but by no means did I think I could take the time a few days before market to purchase one. Just so happens that a Yukon XL (looked like a semi to me from across the street) beckoned to me saying, "Think of all the cool stuff that would fit in me if you take me to market. You wouldn't have to choose, you could take EVERYTHING!" How could I not listen to that? I looked/test drove/negotiated/called Robert/took it home. Pretty easy. Now my list of junk to take has expanded and I'm tickled to have the space.
A few days after market, we'll take off for a week in Indiana, beginning at the Moda Wholesale Show in Shipshewanna. I thought I'd have to ship a bunch of stuff, but no more! Now, if I can just get the hang of backing this beast up in parking lots!

Okay, so now you've heard me go on and on about the "Beast". Time to reward you with a sneak peek of some market goodies. We started with a 10" square, two 5" squares and a bit of bias cut plaid and ended up with a cool block that's been fun to work with. Shown here are 3 of the 4 projects using this block and our new template (the fourth quilt using the Layer Cake and 2 charm packs just came back from the quilter. Lois will be whipping down binding in the car on the way to market!) The large quilt features our new Cattails & Clover fabric line. Stay tuned for lot's more during/after market.



13 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new vehicle. You will also like sitting up higher in traffic in an SUV. Have fun!

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  2. Love the pattern choices and fabric colors. It will be fun to follow you on your journey.

    Enjoy your beast. Going from a small car to my SUV was a switch,too. No more small parking places for me.

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  3. Lynne, it's a mental thing ;-) I drove a Volvo for years and then we went to a Suburban. I've always been able park in pretty much any spot. I just park it like I did the Volvo ;-D

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  4. I really like your cattail creek. We got a new car today, too.
    Except we got my husband a small economy since he drives far to work, and mine is a gas eater.

    Debbie

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  5. Love it! The curves are awesome and a total new look!
    Mary

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  6. Congrats on the new vehicle! Happy Mother's Day....hope you get to enjoy the day with all your babies, whatever size they are now :)

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  7. great quilt and oh the new line of fabric looks wonderful
    Have fun at Market and with your new "beast"!
    Kathie

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  8. LOL! Way to go. Looking for a car is such a pain. We went one Saturday to purchase a car for our son and both two cars, one for him and one for me. It's one of the best things we've done. You'll love your Yukon. Have fun at Market. It will be fun to see all the blogs with posts from Market!

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  9. Can't wait for the new fabrics!

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  10. Since I have been in the hospital for over a week, I felt good enough to browse the web on my phone 2day and love, love captains and new fabrics. Rang, it will be quite some time b4 I get to any quilt shops for seeing and touching. Great KT fabric design and color

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  11. I love the look of curves and that quilt is great!

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