Weekend Report

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Friday I got a visit from Kim and Nedra - both very dear friends. We chatted and had a sweet time together talking quilts and life.Nedra came bearing gifts. These needles are from Superior Thread. They are titanium needles and Kim and I were both really happy to get them. Nedra is an educator for Superior Thread and it was exciting to hear her plans. The needles are on top of fabric. But staged this way it makes the fabric look like packets of seeds or labels. They all look like pieces on top of each other. But no, the red cherry stuff is fabric. Cute huh. Fussy cutting for the future. Thanks Nedra.
I showed them my finished quilt from Jane's Rainbow Swap. It is back from the quilter and all bound now.
No label yet. But that is coming. Really. I haven't washed it yet either. But I'm very happy with it. My kids were surprised to see me with a more traditional quilt and I had to explain to them that I only made one of the 9 blocks.
The border is cheater fabric. Nedra and Kim had thought I pieced it. NO WAY.
I finished my swap blocks for Jane's Halloween Swap, complete with Freda's Hive label on the front of the Halloween Cottages. All that is left is a trip to the post office. I wanted to get them done before I go on vacation.I had plans to try to get some shop hopping done but it just didn't happen. For really great reports and pictures of shop hop see Kim and Nedra's blogs. Kim even had a giveaway. They were troopers and went to most of the 15+ stores. I'm so pitifully behind on things (like email and blog hopping) that I couldn't begin to think about shopping. But! I did get to Broadbent's. It was fun to see my friends that work there dressed up and in vintage hats. They were an "antique store" complete with antique quilt displays and 20% off the reproduction fabrics. Flora has a new quilt displayed inspired from Fiesta Ware colors that is absolutely a knock out. And their Shop Hop Quilt was amazing. I got this pattern above to make dish towels while I'm on vacation in a couple weeks.
I also got some fat quarters for 2 projects. Heaven knows when I'll get to them but they are on my list!
I had also been meaning to get these perfect circle templates. I am excited to have them as they would have come in handy on many past projects so I know I'll use them the next time I need a circle.

I am very organized with posts for the week. I have my photos all loaded on Blogger for the coming week. So I feel like I'm ahead of the game in that department. Lets see if I can get caught up on what many of you are doing and get to my overloaded in-box.

-nanette
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Purple and Paisley said...

wow - your rainbow swap quilt turned out fabulous! ☺ i'm glad you had fun with your visitors!

Pam said...

That cherry fabric is too cute...I need some! Love the rainbow quilt, too.

dotti white said...

As always, you share colorful and cheery inspiration. I need to load some blogs ahead of time like others do and then my absence won't be so...........absent! Oh, well, I'll learn! Have a great week and a great vacation!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nanette, I'm behind in visits too. So many things happening all at once.
Your rainbow quilt is so cute and I love the border fabric. I thought you had pieced and it would be a great idea, (but lots of work).
Love you labels on your blocks, perfect.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Lori Holt said...

Hi Nanette-
Will you let me know how you like those needles and do you know if they have straw needles there for applique?
I love the rainbow quilt and the cheater fabric- cute cute cute:)
I use those circles alot and I also make my own using heat resistent template plastic and circle punches from my scrapbooking supplies - very handy to have!
The dishtowel pattern looks really fun to do...will you show us when complete?
Lori

~Michelle~ said...

Yay! the Rainbow quilt is awesome - and great idea to use a cheater cloth around the border - I may have to borrow the idea!

Stephanie said...

I really like the rainbow quilt! Those circle templates really come is handy.

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I love Perfect Circles. How fun for you to get together with other quilters.

Kim said...

I have the smaller circles and have just loved them. I intend to buy the bigger ones but keep passing them up because I've spent too much on fabric at any given time and keep putting them back.

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Oh goodness that cherry fabric!!! Oh goodness. oh goodness. LOL O.K. seriously, I need to find some of that. ;o)ooxx`jod

Rumi said...

Oh my! Your rainbow quilt is all done and I haven't started putting mine together! Better remedy that!

Kaaren said...

I L-O-V-E your rainbow quilt! That's on my 'to do' list for the summer...to put mine together...along with a million other things. But who's counting!

Lynn said...

The rainbow quilt is terrific - all the blocks are just fantastic. I forgot that was cheater fabric - looks great as the border

Kritta22 said...

Wow! You have been busy!!

Darlene said...

Your rainbow quilt is delightful - hope there's a pot of gold hidden in the quilt.

Nice visit with friends - thank you for sharing.

Always so much to visit and see so many fun things.

Julie said...

I hit all the shops--had a great time, but tried to be careful with what I bought--I have so much fabric and way too many projests. I loved all the antique quilts at Broadbents. I hope to post pictures of the quilts at the shops soon. Hope you have a good day. Julie

Momoo said...

Your quilt is beautiful, like all the colors, especially the orange. Not your usual style but it does make me think it would be fun to make a quilt with a variety of patterns and colors in the blocks.
I'm jealous that you have your posts ready for the week :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, I so want to be with you girls, I need to fly out sometime for a visit. your rainbow quilt looks great, I still have no idea how I want to set mine. Love that your kids noticed it was not what you usually make,how fun!!
Can't wait to receive your Halloween Blocks, way to get them done early!!

Muddling Through said...

Love how your quilt turned out. I know it will be even prettier once it's washed, dryed and wrinkly! It IS hard to keep up with all the lovely blogs, and I keep finding more and more of them.... My solution is to have the computer next to the sewing maching. I sew a while and then read a while. Or play solitaire. :)

Nedra said...

It was so fun being with you Nanette! I wish we had hours just to visit and sew together.
The titanium needles can be ordered directly from Superior Threads web site www.superiorthreads.com
No, they don't sell applique needles. But, they sell over 2,000 products, including lots of wonderful threads.

Sherri said...

Oh, I wish I could have come up for the shop hop...you all did such terrific post, though...I feel like I did experience all the great quilts! I have those Perfect Circles too, but I didn't realize they came in the larger size as well...one more thing for my list!

Dawn said...

Love your quilt!! I felt so much better when you said the boarders were cheater fabrics!! I'm so happy you got to meet up with friends...how fun!!

w&v said...

V. here... you are on top of lots of things. Finished rainbow quilt, finished haloween blocks, blogger loaded. That is typical of a vacation--Lots of work to get ready to relax. Enjoy yourself and thanks for sharing. v.

Cheryl said...

Love your rainbow quilt. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time.

Thimbleanna said...

Hey -- I thought that border was really pieced too -- very cute! I'm very envious of your visit with Kim and Nedra -- sounds like you girls had a great time. Have a great time on your vacay -- hope you're going somewhere fun!

Oh -- and so funny -- I remember being in Broadbents a few years ago looking for those circles and they were out. I never did get them -- thanks for the reminder!

Nan said...

Your Rainbow Swap quilt is beautiful! I would love to see the quilt based on Fiesta Ware, too. Those are my dishes, and I love the colors.
The dishtowel pattern is just too cute, and the Halloween blocks are adorable - the tag is just the perfect touch.
I'm glad you had a chance to spend quality time with your friends - you girls look very happy.