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As I mentioned last week, I was going to the LA Shop Hop. The ladies I met were all wonderful and kind. I still haven’t decided on which of the quilts I’d like to do, but they were all so beautiful. I’ve decided to think on it a little longer.
I did however, buy some yardage for gifts. I am hoping to make some kitchen and dining room accessories to gift on the upcoming holidays. I also purchased quite a few fat quarters to add to my stash. Take a look at the haul. This was only the first day of the hop. I have even more now and I already ate the snacks that were given.
You may notice that every thing is doubled. That is because my husband (greatest love, best friend, Mr. Fixit, chauffeur, shop hop buddy, etc.) came along with me. I purchased him a passport and it was double the goodies and chances to win. The grand prize winners have not been awarded yet. I am hoping some of Roseanne’s luck will rub off on me.
With all this hopping around I guess you can imagine I didn’t get much done in the sewing room. I did get a block done for my PinWheel Roundabout BOM. You can find additional finished blocks throughout my blog this year. Here’s a before and after shot.
It has very interesting corner blocks. You can’t really tell by my picture because I cut off the top but the plaid blue was cut as a long diamond shape. I first had to sew the dark blue patch on it and then cut off the extra plaid. This was a new technique for me and I was a little bit intimidated by it at first. But as you can see it all worked out as planned and I learned something new. We received out sashing instructions, but I’m not ready to tackle that just yet. I’ve just started thinking of the fabric I want to choose. There are two different fabrics in the sashing that makes a pinwheel in each corner. I am leaning to a pop of rust color to accent the flowers in the middle block and red fabric with the second color being undetermined but could be either navy or green. Decisions, decisions! I encourage any suggestions.
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