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Shopping Day

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

I used up two shelves of fabric making quilts for LDSHS with my service group. You know what that means, right? I get to go shopping! I bought all the fabric for my sons solid color Harriet's Journey Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts. And while I was at it, I got everything for my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from the same organization that I've been meaning to do for the last twelve years or so. They're each around 100-6 inch blocks. See below for pictures of the fabric and patterns.

My son's is for his graduation next June, so I'm on a deadline. I did his first block, but it was a flop. I mis-cut something and the whole thing ended up katy-whompus. I got some starch and a smaller ruler and rotary cutter. I hope that and a little more care will yield success. I figure one block five days a week for his modern quilt and it'll be done around February. Then I have a few months to assemble and quilt the thing. My Bridal Sampler, I'm going to take my time at and just enjoy it.

I also got a pattern for a Bible Sampler quilt and ordered the fabric online. Never a comforting thing buying fabric online, but it looked really pretty on my screen. We'll see how much I return. It's interesting because it tells the major stories of the Old and New Testaments in traditional quilt blocks. We're studying the Old Testament next year at church and the New Testament the year after so I thought I would combine my quilting with my scripture study.

And I bought my first jelly roll. I'm making a postage stamp quilt out of that one. It's all from the same collection so all 40 different strips match. I just got some background fabric for the border. Easy-peasy.

And the focus, believe it or not, is on my daughter's and youngest son's Christmas quilts. It's their turn for a quilt this year. I started Abby's cat quilt applique quilt and it's going really well. The goal is to piece and assemble it by the end of August and quilt it in September. My youngest son's is next. It's a straight forward seaside applique. But it's by McKenna Ryan and it's a pain to find fabric for it. Beautiful pattern, but all the fabric is out of date so I have to find substitutes for some of it. He would pick an art quilt! I thought that one was going to my husband for Christmas, but my son called it.

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