Friday, July 29, 2022

Looking for fabric

I'm going to have to start blogging at night! I know some people like to read the blog over coffee or breakfast in the morning, and well -- I'm going to be late. Not too late, but it'll have to be short!

Why? Because I started reading a darn audiobook -- that's why! I started it yesterday - only 9 hours, but the darn thing is a page-turner (so to speak!). 

I listened with my big headphones on while I was out setting up the sprinkler, then I sat at the kitchen table while I waited 20 minutes to move the sprinkler, and I listened when I went to bed until I was starting to hit rewind. Time for sleep. 

Unfortunately, I woke up a couple of hours later and could NOT help myself. I got my small earbuds to make it a bit more comfortable and proceeded to listen for several hours before I finally said -- I needed to get some sleep. 

I have 1 hour and 40 minutes to finish this morning. Good grief --- The book is called The Long Weekend by Gilly MacMillan. WHAT a story, and who is the narrator? That's a big mystery, and my guesses are swinging wildly! Check it out if you like page-turners and have the time!

I'm way behind in the things I want to tell you, so be patient; as Victoria mentioned -- the blog is eclectic. I love it!!!

I got a customer quilt done, which now needs to be trimmed. Something for later today when the next one goes on the frame. 

Customer quilt - DONE

I also managed to get the center of these circles applique in place. These are blocks for the Tula Pink Butterfly, bringing me up-to-date with the homework except for that assigned this month. 

Blocks for the Tula Pink Butterfly quilt

I had threads to clean up on this project, and then it got moved out of Studio B. Imagine that this was made from leftovers from a quilt I made for a magazine a while back. I have a second one like it that's waiting to be quilted, and I hope to get it done soon. But I quilted this one at Michele's house, and she had the perfect shade of gold for the back -- I'll have to find something else for the second one. 

Table runner - DONE

And this one also had threads that needed to be tidied up. That's done, and it also got moved. Yeah -- slow and steady progress on the clean-up in Studio B. all those flowers were made with embellishment attachment and yarn! So cool!

Wall hanging - DONE

I also stopped by Studio U and got rid of several more papers. I didn't spend much time there, as I had other things to do. I also finished another quilt top that I can't share with you quite yet, but there is a problem. The fabric that I want to use for the binding -- well, there isn't quite enough. So I'm looking for this. 

It's a Northcott from a "few" years ago. I visited the online stores that purchased this fabric but couldn't find it. I've sent e-mails to all the brick-and-mortar stores that bought the fabric, and I got some replies that they no longer have it, which I suspect is the case for all of them. 

One store thinks they may have it. She's checking. 

So I'm going to ask you. The missing fabric is a Northcott called Cosmopolitan -- the SKU # is 2924-94, and it's grey. 

Should you have any of it -- I'd love to get two strips at 2½" for the binding. The one place I did not check is where I purchased the fabric, a tiny quilt shop that I didn't see on that list. I need to look them up this morning and ask them. 

Send me an e-mail if you have the fabric and are willing to part with a couple of strips. If I can't find it, then we're off to plan B.

Don't forget to check out QUILTsocial today -- more on the stationary quilting machine. What fun I had!!!!

And don't forget the Virtual REtreat  -- it's this weekend!!!

Saturday, July 30  --- starts at 6 PM

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 892 5423 3911 Passcode: 982797

Sunday, July 31 -- starts at NOON
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And on that note, I'm out of here. I will NOT listen to the audiobook while I walk the dogs. I'll save that for when I'm loading the next customer quilt, which I guess I'll be working on this morning, NOT in the afternoon. I can't wait that long!

Have a super day!!!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Elaine, these are my ‘go to’ when I’m specifically looking for fabric. Especially, since you have all the info and a picture. Good luck.