Easy Street step 5 was the easiest one so far. It was nice to be able to finish that step, some table toppers and bind a quilt in one day. The table toppers are gifts for the family. The quilt is because I cut up too many 5 inch squares of Christmas fabric for the other Christmas quilts I made this year. I decided to make a D9P with them. The flowers are from a neighbor who arranged them herself. She is so talented. They look pretty in the center of the table, when it isn't being used to display my handiwork.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The purple and blue blocks are part three of Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street. I am thinking about making half as many more to either make this quilt larger or make a second, smaller quilt.
The above picture is from my quilt club's shop hop yesterday. We went to some shops in Lancaster county. This is Burkholder's, where they have a wonderful selection of fabric and rulers. I was looking for a large 60 degree ruler on the internet and at Joann's without success, so I bought a little one and made due with it. They had the large one here. They also had many of the diamond rulers, twister rulers, etc. I will have to check back here when I need to buy a specialty rule in the future.
One of the shops we visited was Obie's. I read a comment by a reviewer who said there was so much fabric it was frightening. This isn't the kind of shop you can browse through and find what you are looking for. If you ask one of the owner's (I presume the ladies here were owners.) they know where everything is and if they have what you are looking for or not. I think if they had less to sell, or more room, they would sell more. Here are a couple of pictures. The lighting wasn't this good in all the little nooks and crannies. My camera really made it look like the lighting was good. What an interesting place to visit.