We had a blast watching the Olympics--and we heard many of you did as well. It was so nice to be able to sit down in the evening and watch something other than reality TV or sitcom reruns. It was also quite hard to stay away from the Internet spoiler alerts which "ruined" the intense moments of watching the events happen.
With the pressure of getting final touches done in the last few days leading up to the state shop hop we were able to find humor in "going for gold" in certain events here in the shop. We are quite positive we would have swept the podium in the events of procrastination, pattern packing, kitting, binding, shop rearranging and batik bundling.
Our favorite events of the whole Olympics is swimming. . .hands down. It is so amazing to watch the athletes from all over the world swim. . .wouldn't that be fun?!? One of our favorites to watch was the heartthrob of Ryan Lochte. Remember when we said the Olympic swim trial were taking place in Omaha when we were at the quilt show. . .well I can guarantee you that if you just knew how dang cute he was we may have tried to scope the place out for the **sure** chance we'd see him live and in person. We are just sure he was winking and pointing at us after his gold medal . . .
"That's right ladies. . .this one's for you. . .you are number one in my book!"
|"Star of the North" (back side)|
. . .this is the reverse side from the quilt above. We chose to use the large panels on the back of the quilt and add some of the border strip to obtain the correct size.
This was our pattern that used our 9" quilt block pattern for the hop. We chose to add some gingerbread men to give it a different twist. Many people have commented on how fun it would be to play checkers on the topper!!
Same pattern as above. . .different colors.
Isn't it amazing just how much fabrics make or change the quilt?!
This is a sneak peek of our holiday stuff.
We have quilts done up out of the
"Blitzen" by BasicGrey
"Too Many Men" by Jackie Paton
"Merry Medley" by Sandy Gervais
sew, sew, sew much more new stuff!!!
The Change Your Mind Slipcover Bag by Oliver & S and the straight stitch society
If you haven't seen this bag it's something to certainly check out.
As any bag lover knows--changing out all of your essentials can be a pain, but not with this bag!
Simply make your main bag, and add a slipcover over the top out of your favorite fabric.