From the Northwest Quilt Expo!
YAY! I have to say I am usually pretty good about shopping at the shows….I try to get things I cant get in town. But There was this fabulous booth and I spent lots of time talking to one of the designers..who was a super nice guy! Here is the site: Metropolitan Quilt.
I was in love….even in their booth WHITE…yes WHITE shag rug. Very Metro! I was going to go buy another kit…changed my mind. But I am going to buy a few more of their patterns. Fabric designers send them their fabrics and then they design a pattern around the theme of the fabric..which is something we all do..right? I am always inspired by fabric. I bought this kit here. Along with all of these:I want to have this quilt finished for my next booth at MQX…..I actually have 4 new ones lined up for MQX…hopefully I can make that a reality. I chose this fabric for my background..I fell in love with this piece of fabric and I think it will be perfect. Do any of you recognize the line? ( It’s a moda line) I was originally thinking of using a bright colored print….but found this in my stash…perfection. You can buy the pattern here. I have quilting ideas…but I don’t know if I can translate them well with my fabric choice..so I am waiting to see what else comes to me. I am also in LOVE with this pattern ( the one called “Rome”)..so I am ordering it. I saw the quilt in the booth..was going to go back and buy the kit…and decided I wanted to use my own fabric choices.
I have also been on a little embroidery kick lately…so I go from very chic…..modern to primitive stitchery….It’s hard to like so many things. SO I bought these cute Christmas stitch patterns from Bird Brain Designs. I am pretty sure I could draft these myself…but I also like to support small business and fellow crafters. I do it all the time….cause I am a small business owner. I also bought these Crab Apple hill patterns and a kit…cause well I love them. I am almost done with a panel I have been stitching on for my “Over the river” quilt. I am so excited.This is a kit for “Snow Days”…it’s adorable. Variegated thread for all the houses…and they had a sample in the booth. I am usually the gal who likes to buy her own selection of fabrics..and I don’t stick to a pattern …over half the time…but this time around I got sucked in…and I am ok with it. Cause they are just so beautiful…..well I couldn’t resist. I also bought some spray to use…you can age your projects without using a tea bath…pretty fabulous! I have tons of travel time ..while going to Haiti…so I am going to bring some stitching work with me. It will be another reminder of the trip.