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Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Haul


Here is a picture of the quilting fabric I got in the States. I also got a rotary blade sharpener. I am hoping it works well because I have lots and lots of dull blades, including the one that is in my rotary cutter right now.
The blues are for a duvet cover top that I have been planning to make for several months now. It will be very plain with fairly large squares or rectangles. Because it will be washed often, I don't want a lot of seams. I may offset the squares and serge it together.
The quilt show at the Plains Art Gallery in Fargo was absolutely fantastic. One wall had about 50 journal sized quilts arranged in a square that was very eye-catching. I came out of the gallery inspired to add beads, yarns and other found objects to my quilts. The thing that probably strikes you the most in any quilt show is the gorgeous colors and this one was no exception. If you are anywhere within striking distance, I'd say this show is one not to be missed.

8 comments:

Clare said...

So did you find the perfect crimson fabric? I thinking of embellishing too, but not quite yet. I'm still seeing carrier bags, potato and onion bags in a different light and did you know the garlic bags are purple!

Clare said...

Whoops - meant to say I'm thinking of investing in a blade sharpener. Let me know if you tihnk it is worth it. The rate I'm going through them is unbelievable!

Cascade Lily said...

A good trip to Fargo by the sounds of it! Wish I was in striking distance :)

Glad you've decided your plan of attack for your duvet cover too!

Judy said...

Lovely fabrics...especially that black and colored one in the upper right. Glad you had a good trip and enjoyed the quilt show.

Suze said...

Nice fabrics. Let me know about the blade sharpener...... I keep saving the old ones. I am not sure what for.

Elaine Adair said...

Again, let me/us know about the blade sharpener. I now have about 12 waiting ... wondering what to do with them.

Pam said...

Great pile of fabric you got there. How far are you from Fargo? Sounds like it was an inspiring quilt show. Yes -- make sure you let us know what you think of the blade sharpener and whether it is a good investment.

meggie said...

Would that I could have visited Fargo!
Nice stash goodies there!