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I was bad...and it felt GOOD

Postby janet » Dec 01, 2004 6:05 pm

I went to JoAnn Fabrics this morning to return two teddy bear patterns that I decided I didn't like enough to make. That's all...just return some patterns. In and out. Yeah, right. :roll:

Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted signs for 40% off quilting fabric and 50% off Christmas prints. I picked out eight bolts, got half a yard of each (my usual stash yardage), and when I saw how small the total price was, I went and got eight more and had those cut. And then...

You fabric junkies out there know the rest of the story...thirty-six bolts of fabric later :o , I was done. I got 36 half yards of simply yummy fabric for less than $28 if you include the credit for the patterns (which, of course, I do and I'm an accountant so it must be the proper way to do it, right? :wink: ). Lordy, it felt good!! :D

Then I got back here and read skeeter's post on the Hosta forum about Ruth passing away. Remember, she was a fabric junkie, too, making all kinds of goodies and begging jeans for raggy quilts. It made me smile that I bought all that quilting cotton today (it's been a long time since I went nuts like that :oops: )...and I bet Ruth is up there smiling at it, too! She would most certainly understand!! And she will be missed. :cry:
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Postby Lionitus » Dec 03, 2004 3:38 pm

Janet, yaaaaa for you! I love to read about the fun people have with the things they are passionate about. For me, it's plants and cross stitch. Can't have too many plants or cross stitch patterns and supplies. And yes, I'll bet Ruth is smiling for you too! Life is short so have fun!

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Postby NaKeDgArDeNeR » Dec 26, 2004 11:52 pm

I'm like that when I go to the nurseries in the spring..yes, it feels great!! This year I'm going to buy me a sewing machine and learn to sew!! It's been my life long dream to learn to sew and play the piano...after 39 years I'm going to do it! The tomboy in me is going to learn some patience and I'm going to learn to sew!! Gosh, this is a big step for me :???:
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Postby hostanquilts » Jan 01, 2005 10:33 am

Hi Janet - Good for you!!! I'm a fabric junkie too. Our LQS is have a NYs sale today - 25% off fabric & I've got my list ready & am planning on getting enough fabric to do 3 quilts and any other fab that I can't live without. :D
And yes, I can just see Ruth up there saying "Go girl"!!
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Postby janet » Jan 01, 2005 8:17 pm

:lol: So, how much did you get, Jan?? :wink: Come on, 'fess up!!
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Postby kHT » Jan 01, 2005 9:42 pm

Thanks Jan, yea how much did you pick up? :eek: A gal can't have enough fabric, right? :o
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Postby hostanquilts » Jan 12, 2005 6:29 pm

I don't remember the yardage, but New Years day, I spent $149. Then I went back Monday & bought $89 more. I had forgotten to get backing for 2 of the projects and then I saw a batik that I couldn't resist. :0 :???: I was bad, but DH said he didn't care, as long as I used it. May not use it right away, but down the road I sure hope too!! :roll:
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Postby Mary Ann » Jan 12, 2005 8:45 pm

You mean you have to use the fabric? :roll:

Joanne's had a nice sale before Christmas and I wound up making personality bedding for each of my grandchildren. Jan, can you post a picture of that quilt you made last year?
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Postby hostanquilts » Jan 12, 2005 11:47 pm

Mary Ann, Which quilt are you referring to? I made a Landscape quilt & a Twisted Bargello. Of course, I guess I could post both of them. Let me see if I can find them right quick.
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Postby hostanquilts » Jan 12, 2005 11:50 pm

Here is the Twisted Bargello.
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Postby Mary Ann » Jan 13, 2005 1:23 am

Yes, that's it. You posted before about how you created it. The Twisted Bargello is also truly awesome. How do you display them?
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Postby hostanquilts » Jan 13, 2005 11:58 pm

I haven't quilted them yet. :) But when I do, I plan on putting a hanging sleeve on the back & then hang them with a small rod on the wall.
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Postby wild4flowers » Jan 14, 2005 7:27 pm

Both of those are just beautiful. I'm in love. Thanks for sharing. CHAR
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Postby janet » Jan 14, 2005 8:11 pm

This one is still on the frame so you can't see the top row, but I kind of like the way it turned out. :oops: My daughter lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia...it's for her.
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Postby hostanquilts » Jan 15, 2005 11:55 am

Wow Janet your quilt looks neat. Did you sewing the circles individually? I haven't ventured to try circles like that in a quilt yet. Do you hand piece your blocks or machine? I've done a little hand pieceing, but the sewing machine is so much faster.
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Postby Gardendollee » Jan 15, 2005 12:50 pm

Oh my are those quilts fantastic! I just love them! Good Job!
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Postby janet » Jan 15, 2005 12:53 pm

Thanks Jan. No, machine pieced and (eventually!) hand quilted. The blocks are Drunkard's Path, using mostly strip sets and a few solid pieces. The smaller circles (nine of them) are appliqued on top. After quilting, it will be embellished with some small antique beads (blue-black and silver). I really like working with curves...this was my first attempt.
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Postby JaneG » Jan 15, 2005 7:25 pm

Janet, that's beautiful! It certainly shows how the design and color choice can impact a quilt. The coloring is perfect for the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Jan, I don't remember seeing your landscape quilt before, very interesting how you can create a picture with the quilt. Nice work!
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jan 25, 2005 10:52 am

My goodness, ladies!! Those quilts are all works of art!! All just gorgeous! You're a talented bunch! :D
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Postby Justme » Feb 05, 2005 10:38 pm

JoAnn's had $1 off their quilting cottons, so I had to get some for a "stash", well, actually I got 2 dozen 1/2 yard pieces :lol: I is the cheep stuff 2 or 3 dollars a yard, but as I have everything yet to learn about making quilts there is no sense in spending big $ on the 'good' stuff yet.

You all are truly horrible enablers! Another hobby/obsession, just what I didn't need. :evil: :lol: :lol:

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