Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Part 2 Birthday Shopping

I didn't really spurge too much on my birthday shopping. BTW my birthday is Thursday this week, I'm stretching it out as much as I can....tee hee. I bought two FQ bundles, one with neutral colours and one with reproduction greens, I don't have much in my green collection, so I wanted to get some. The pinwheel pattern I fell in love with and bought an assortment of blues to get me started. The cello bag is a scrap package which is 1 yard total of pinks, brown and beige. I also bought this Little Quilts book, it's an older book but one that I wanted a long time ago and never got around to purchasing. Now that I'm obsessed with small quilts this is a good resource book. I also signed up for 2 classes, one that is a 8 month BOM which I mentioned yesterday, the other is the Little Jo club which I think runs for 6 months. That's lots to get me started this year and then there's the list of things I have at home...LOL
Below is the Lori Smith BOM pattern. Pieceful Nights A Sampler Quilt. Each month is 2 blocks and with that are different layout options. So if someone doesn't like the medallion option shown on the front, then they will have more choices as we get more blocks.
Look at all the fabrics we got to start our BOM. Some are for future blocks as we go. Do you see the colour printout of fabrics all nicely labeled, the shop has given us a reference sheet to tell us where each fabric is to be in each block. This is a very well organized package.
Here are the ladies getting down to work on their blocks. I haven't finished mine yet...to busy taking pictures and eating those chocolate bombs. I'll show you later in the week when mine are finished....I hope...that's the plan anyway.
I've been busy with more small quilt. These 2 are made with 3" finished 9-patches. One still needs a border...couldn't make up my mine about what fabric to put on the border before taking the picture. And then I'll do machine quilting to finish them.
Happy quilting....thanks for stopping by with a comment.

38 comments:

KSedlak said...

I love everything you bought. I have that book and I just love it. Your little quilts are adorable. I like the reds you used in the mini nines.
Thanks so much for sharing all your purchases and your birthday shopping spree with us.

Darlene said...

Terrific birthday shopping! I love everything but then again you knew I would. LOL I have a Wash Day kit that I purchased forever ago (I wonder where that is???)

Your little quilts with the 3" finished 9 patches are adorable. Oh, my goodness I love them.
And, I'm excited about your BOM project - beautiful colors! :-)

Thank you so much for sharing everything!

Linda said...

What lovely fabrics, and that blue pattern is stunning. My gosh there's a ton of work in that bom. Oh another book for me to check out. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Paula said...

I think that Little Quilts book was one of my first quilt book purchases and I still love it. Your fabrics are so nice and I love your little quilts! So cute.

Suzan said...

Gosh - isn't gettin home, taking out all your purchases and just looking at everything so much fun?! I recently borrowed the "Little Quilts" book from the library and am also a big fan. I love runners, tablemats and just little bits of quilts hung up everywhere. Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

I also have the Little Quilts book - it was one of my very first quilt books. My mum and I have both used it. Your little nine patch quilts are adorable. Please show them again when you've quilted them. Happy stitching.

yellowfarmhouse said...

I LOVE that blue quilt. Looks like you got a good start on the fabrics for it. I also have that Little Quilts book. So much fun to look through. OK those little nine patch quilts are ADORABLE. If you need to get rid of one, just let me know, LOL. YIKES that BOM looks like lots of small pieces. But I'm thinking you like working on little things :)
Thanks for taking us along on your fun day.

Hugs - Karen

Belvie said...

Hope your birthday tomorrow is a wonderful one! Looks like you have already had a little fun with friends and shopping. There's some nice stuff in those pics!!

Doodlebug Gail said...

I have that book - it's lovely and I've used it a number of times. Your fabrics are gorgeous - you're going to have a lot of fun with the BOM. How nice that you can stretch your birthday out over a couple of days.

Knot Garden said...

I like everything you bought. The bundles of blues and greens look lovely.
That Little Quilts book was one of the first quilt books I ever bought. The patterns in it are absolute classics.
I'm looking forward to seeing those gorgeous 9-patch quilts quilted:)

Carol said...

What a fun, fun trip and great birthday treasures. If I lived closer I'd be doing that BOM with you. I've always loved that pattern and they did a great job putting it together.

Happy Zombie said...

I want you to be my personal shopper Wendy! I'm on a little quilt kick and I love your little 9-patch quilts. I'm also jonesing that Lori Smith sampler pattern - it's on my list of wanting to do one day. I love your fabric choices too. I love all the Lori Smith patterns, especially her little fat quarter patterns.

I have a sudden urge to dash to my LQS!

Takako said...

I just finished "Bow tie" quilt out of this Little Quilts book the other day.
You must be busy shopping and celebrating your birthday! Happy B-day, Wendy!!
I really like your 9 patches quilts. They are so adorable.

Floss said...

What a fun day out, great purchases. Make you birthday last as long as you can.
Happy Birthday.

Judy said...

What a great shop! I love that pattern! I bought it about a year ago and never started it, but the color combination looks fabulous!

Love the small quilts. DO you happen to know the group that you background fabric was called? The one on the right with the red squiggles? I love that print. If not thanks anyway. No biggie!

Chookyblue said...

Happy birthday............hope you have a wonderful day......your shopping looks great and I love the BOM you signed up for.......

Carole said...

You go girl, stregth that birthday out! What a wonderful day you had! Love your purchases! So, you're missing greens in you stash! hum..... I have so much green that it's coming out of... well it isn't yet, I made more room for it! ;o) I also have lots of blues. I cannot wait to see you BOM, I just love those colours. Oh and those small quilts are just adorable. I love them! Thank you for sharing your fun time with us! Have a great evening!

Libby said...

You got some great things on your shopping trip . . . I love those little quilts too. I may just have to add that book to my library wish list *s*

Dawn said...

I love the tan and red 9patches! And your haul is awesome - I"m loving the fabrics! Happy Birthday!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to you Wendy. I love the little quilt you made. OMG they are adorable. Watch out cause the Zombie just may show up at your door and steal one of them.
Love that little quilts book too.I've made several out of it.
have a happy one!!!

Kim said...

Looks like you found a few good things to bring home with you! You'll enjoy Jo's Club, I'm sure. It's so much fun to play around with scraps and come up with some cute, small projects! I just went to our first meeting of this session tonight. I love that pinwheel pattern too! Happy birthday, Wendy!

de vliegende koe said...

Happy birthday Wendy! You sure bought some goodness for yourself. Enjoy!!

Guðrún said...

Happy birthday. That blue pinwheel quilt is going to be a beauty.

Angela said...

Happy birthday. LOVE all your birthday goodies. Great choices and wonderful BOMs. Have a happy week of celebrating.

Lissa Jane said...

Happy Birthday! I love your goodies you scored!!! I also love the BOM you are doing and how organised is the quilt shop running it? incredible actually!


Lissa
Australia..

Angie said...

Happy, happy birthday, Wendy!! :D What lovelies you purchased as your gifts!! :D They are all wonderful! I have to tell you I just absolutely LOVE your little 9-patch quilts---they are just adorable! And the Little Quilts book is one that I've 'loved' so much it's coming apart...I hope you enjoy yours just as much! :)

Pat said...

Happy Birthday! I hope that you have a wonderful day. I think that you should go out and shop for more. It's your birthday, remember!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Happy Birthday again - I've already sang to you today, LOL so I will spare you a repeat.

Hugs Dear Friend - Karen

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Wendy, I won't sing, I want you to enjoy your day....lol... Hope you have a wonderful dau.

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday, Wendy! Looks like you made some great fabric choices. Hope your day was as special as you are.

Ginger Patches said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you're having a great day today! Judging from your shopping photo's you've already had a great B-day :)
I love your little 9 patch quilts!

Danetta said...

Happy Birthday! You got yourself some really nice gifts. Enjoy!

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday! This is my first visit to your blog and I love it. I have not made the little quilts but I just purchased the book Prairie Children and Their Quilts and I must admit I am getting intriqued with doll quilts.

Love your purchases and your pictures of your shopping trip.

Lea said...

Happy Brithday, Wendy! Thank you for stopping and left a nice comment on my blog.
Wow, Your purchases are really my taste! I have this Liberty star pattern and Little Quilts book too.
and your little quilt is darling. I love it. I'm obsess about little quilt too. We are so alike! :-) I'm very happy to know you!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Wendy!!!!

I hope you had a great birthday today - it looks like you did some mighty fine birthday shopping!!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday!! Wonderful gifts for yourself. I love the block of the month. It will be gorgeous when it is done. Happy quilting!

CONNIE W said...

Sorry for the late birthday wish. I've been having trouble lately getting comments to work and have had to make return trips and re-try. Anyway, I love your birthday goodies. I have that Little Quilts book too, I think lots of us do, I've made only two of them so far. Anyway, here's a HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish to you, just late.
Connie W

Nan said...

Your purchases are wonderful - the pinwheel quilt is going to be gorgeous! The Little Quilts book is a favorite of mine - I've had it forever, so it seems, and have made many, many quilts from it. Your 9-patch quilts are beautiful - I love them both!
Happy Birthday once again!! Birthday MONTH, remember?? LOL! Enjoy!