21 June, 2007

A Local Outing

Things have been busy at Chez Goodneedle lately. I needed an outing, but it was out of the question. Leave it to Quiltkeemosabe to come to my rescue, she always does; she's the BEST. She suggested a local outing... lunch (!) and a stop at a near-by needlework shop. It's a great little shop, but I confess... I never think of stopping there. It's knitting and smocking (neither of which I do, but I could if my arm were twisted), and, they carry some quilting supplies, too! It's been a few years since I stopped there, but my dear Quiltkeemosabe somehow knew just what I needed! This was one of the first fabrics I saw when I walked in the front door... I bought a yard and a half. I know, it's "no buy" year; but, I succumbed! I don't know what happened. Isn't this the prettiest fabric you've seen in a while? It's Moda by 3 sisters, from the "Roman Holiday" collection.

It's incredible as is... but, look what happens when simple
four-patches look like they're fussy cut:
(Be still my heart....)!
Thanks, friend... you knew what I needed.
A fabric fix!
Life is Good!

13 comments:

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Love the fabric!

atet said...

I've been eyeing that fabric at my LQS -- actually the entire line, it's so pretty, but not overly Christmasy. Yummy!

Nancy said...

Delicious, absolutely delicious! You know what I want to do is one of those 4-patch S&W that Judy Laquidara just finished. This fabric might be nice for that . . . .

Carole said...

That is lovely! Quilting therapy is always good for the soul! Throw in a friend and food, and it's the best! Thanks for sharing!

quiltkeemosabe said...

I'm so glad you've already got around to playing with your new fabric! Those 4-patch posies look wonderful! I'll have to finish mine up or once again you'll be ahead of me! Yesterday was fun and I do think it was just what the doctor ordered!

keslyn said...

How lucky of you to have an outing, and what beautiful fabric you found, I am sure you will make something very special with it.
Happy sewing
Kerry

Shelina said...

OOh , that is a pretty fabric, and makes a wonderful S&W!

Jim V said...

People people people....

Are none of you reading carefully here? This is NOT a time to be commenting on how wonderful this fabirc is. This is time for an intervention!

Mrs. G fell off the wagon... this is a NO FABRIC YEAR, and we're barely over half way through it.

Although, now that I think about it, today is the second day of official summer. So I guess you can at least boast that you made it all the way through spring without buying any new fabric...

meggie said...

Haha, I had to laugh at Jim V.
Rules are there to break- arent they??LOL.
Love the posies!
Glad your friend took you out & gave you the best therapy!!

Quilt Memories said...

OK, you two, now I am envious! Glad you had such a wonderful time. I haven't been to that shop in a very long time. As a matter of fact, I wasn't aware they sold anything to do with quilting until I went to the quilt show in K'Ville. Our LQS owner was talking about going there for something. I really want to check it out. Unfortunately that won't happen until sometime this fall, we are getting ready to hit the road again. Hope to see you and Quiltkeemosabie before I leave. I have to go to the LQS tomorrow ( Saturday), I had ordered some fabric and its in, so will go get that. maybe H.A. will be working!!
I do love that fabric, very pretty indeedy! J. G.

dot said...

I like the fabric. Sometimes you just have to purchase new fabric to play with. I blocks look interesting also.

mamaspark said...

Awesome quilt blocks. Love that fabric.

Tanya said...

Oooh. Lovely fabric! And I do like how you've made those blocks. I don't think I understand this method yet completely but it really makes an outstanding look!