We are back from trip down to Winnipeg and the weather was good for traveling the 750kms. It was nice to see friends and family again and of course I took this opportunity to do a bit of shopping. The first thing was to find fabric for a new pattern I want to do this year, Mod Pop by Julie Pickles Designs. I am glad so many designers are selling their patterns in PDF form, much quicker to download than waiting for them in the mail. I decided I wanted this one done in blues and planned to find fabrics that were not batiks but….the quilt shops that I visited didn't have a large selection of modern fabrics so I went with my usual favourite batiks.
Then I found Terrain fabric in the 50% off section in one shop….jackpot!! I grabbed a few to go with the bundle I won last month. Now I need to find a pattern to use and this will be another project for the new year.
While in Winnipeg we went to the new IKEA store that just opened last month and picked up my third ALEX cabinet that I use to store my threads, pantos, rulers and bags. We put it together this morning and then Tim made me a few more dividers for my threads so the don’t roll around in the drawers. It’s great to have a handy husband!
I would have to say though that the best purchase this trip was my Christmas present from Tim, he bought me a new camera!! For the last couple of months I have been using his Canon EOS T3 and I love the quality of pictures it takes so he got me the Canon EOS T4i which has a few extra bells and whistles. So this year I hope to really get a better grasp on taking quality pictures, especially indoor shots. I now need to make one of these.
Well once the boys go back to school on Monday I will start quilting for others again. It was a great break and I finished a lot of project but I am now looking forward to getting back to work….LOL….how many people do you know that say that!! I love my job!
Here is a sneak peek at the first quilt for January, it is a comfort quilt that our guild pieced after seeing my baby Chevron quilt. This design makes a great scrappy quilt.