Saturday, October 30, 2010

Holiday Fun AND a DECISION!

Home for the Holidays Quilt Designer Blog Hop and Cookie Swap! 
Another wonderful blog hop full of holiday projects and cookie recipes. I set up a separate page -see right side of sidebar- with links to the fab designers participating in the Hop/Swap! and giving you their special days! Come join in the fun!

Mistletoe Make & Bake 2010
This is the Holiday Blog Hop I mentioned in my previous post. I moved the links to the super designers who are participating, along with their days to a separate page on my blog. Come join the fun!  

Like Chocolate We Need Lots of Cookies!
As Well As Holiday Projects (Fabric, of course)

And, now my Decision!  

The Decision! was made in the one hour I am allotted for lunch, which is a first for me. I went to Quilting By the Bay, Panama City, FL determined to pick my fabric for The Layer Cake Quilt Along sponsored by Moose on the Porch starting November 1.  I found a lovely kit for a beautiful quilt ... perfect colors for what I wanted ... but there were lots more fat quarters than I needed.  I thought if the yardage fabric is sufficient for the sashing I needed, I will purchase and use the additional fat quarters for another project. My friendly, helpful sales associate carefully checked the yardage. Not enough! Bah!

The great news was Quilting By the Bay had a whole shelf of the FAB fat quarters, which I had totally missed until kindly directed to by the friendly associate. In minutes I had the 12 fat quarters required plus a great sashing fabric. I paid and was back at work in my allotted hour! WooHoo!

The DECISION! was Eden by Lila Turner. Beautiful - light, bright. I'm in love! And Complementary by Bella Lu Studio makes the perfect sashing. I will get to the border and backing at a later date. For now progress has been made. Let the Quilt Along begin!  I am ready!

Did I forget to mention I now know how to add pages to my blog! Two firsts in one day!



QuiltSue said...

Your fabric looks gorgeous.

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful fabric! I just decided to join in on the quilt along - like I need another project - lol!