Thursday, June 21, 2007

Doll Quilt Update


I got my assignment for the Doll Quilt Swap II and I'm delighted to report that she and I share loves of some types of fabrics. Of course, I can't tell you just what those fabrics are, but it will make the planning and execution of this little project much more fun!

I went by JoAnn's Fabrics today and found this lovely book just chock-full of great ideas for my little quiltlet too.

I just love Darlene Zimmerman's books. Her photos are so cheery and bright and her instructions are wonderful. Her method for joining the ends of quilt bindings from "The Quilter's Edge" are the best I've ever seen.

Finally, I'm cutting and packing up for a weekend retreat in Trinidad, California with my Sistah Kathy. This is our annual Linda Ballard Mystery Retreat, but we are late this year. We normally go to beautiful Williams, Calif. in February, but this year we decided to hold out for June and Trinidad (a much better destination than Williams--a whistlestop town on Interstate 5). The trip will take us a couple of hundred miles north of Santa Rosa on Highway 101 (the Redwood Highway) which becomes 2 lanes just a way up the road.

I have my fabrics cut and am actually using from stash (gasp!). Several years ago, I ordered some Paris Flea Market fabrics for a class offered by a guild member and the fabric didn't arrive in time. So, it has been sitting in stash, waiting for its name to be called up for a project. All I had to do was order a fourth coordinating fabric for the outer border and that was no problem.

Naturally, we will have to stop at a few quilt shops along the way and Kathy is bringing her Quilters Travel Companion so we don't get lost!

Quilty Road Trip!!!

6 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Darlene was on Quilting With Nancy - showing "The Quilter's Edge" I now have a better concept about binding a curved edge...

Nancy said...

Oh, please can I come?

Marisa said...

These fabrics are very cool. Your swap partner will be getting an awesome quilt!

Susan said...

I see the plan now. You needed an excuse for a new book! LOL! That trip up 101 will be gorgeous. Fran and I came back from Sisters that way the last time we went. We even took one of the side roads that were partly paved and partly dirt - kinda odd. Beautiful views of trees, and sometimes the ocean.

Pam said...

I have "The Quilter Edge" it is a great book. I love the Paris Flea Market fabric, I have a small fat quarter package of it and I still have yet to open it up. It is such pretty fabric. Have a fun retreat and I will look forward to seeing what you do with the fabric :))

Anonymous said...

Jan's mystery quilt turned out so cute! I am sure she will post a photo soon! A great time was had by all :-)

Sistah Kathy