Saturday, January 12, 2008

I Just Went In For Some Thread...........

And, I fell down the rabbit hole just like Alice in Wonderland on another adventure. First of all I had seen this set of patterns at the OKC quilt show, and wanted to look at the samples at Oklahoma Quiltworks , but I knew I wanted to start doing this. I can take my time with it and use up some of my stash. The blocks are 9". This is block 1.

Here are some samples that some of the employees at the quilt store are doing. They meet once a week early in the morning and work on them. The difference in the fabric being used sure gives a different look to them.

And, of course I saw this fabric and it called my name. This is Kashmir II by Sentimental Studios. Somebody hasn't seen this yet, but I have a feeling she is going to just love it. I bought a Jelly Roll and yardage. The stripe on the bottom is what I am going to use for the border. The red is for the block backgrounds, teal is for the inner border and the beige is for the setting triangles. This is the book the pattern I am going to use is in. You can buy it online here .

This is the pattern I am going to use. It is called Raspberry Jelly and makes a quilt 74" x 85" which will just have to be big enough.
Nicole had mentioned on her blog about the ruler she uses for squaring up quarter square triangles. I had ordered these rulers last week before her post, and they came in today. Great minds run in the same track, huh. I also added one from Judy Hopkins called Stash Master. I have wanted these for sometime and found out when I was doing the challenge quilt that I really would benefit from them. The ScrapMaster is usful if you are cutting hsts or qsts out of scraps. And every one needs one of these I think, especially since I have read the information that came with it. All three will be a wonderful addition to my evergrowing ruler collection. :>) They are available here .
I also met the nicest lady at the quilt store today. Her name is Kathy and she told me she recognized me and she read my blog. I asked her how she knew who I was, and she said from my hair, ROFLOL!!!! See, it does pay to have purple in your hair! :>)

And last, but not least, NEW ENGLAND WON THEIR FIRST PLAYOFF GAME AGAINST THE JAGUARS!!!!! All is right with the world in Oklahoma!!!!!!

9 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW that applique quilt looks like way too much work for this one. But it's beautiful.
Must be the purple that gives you away. LOL!!

Carol said...

Oh my that applique is going to be beautiful...can't wait to see it develop.

Julia said...

You are having way to much fun the past few days. I can't wait to see that applique quilt develop. A quilt like that is on my someday before I die list.

dee said...

That applique looks really lovely. Boy, I would love to go shopping at a quilt show with you. Wild Abandon! Glad you had fun. Which one will you start with?

danslalune47 said...

Yes, I was so excited to see one of the quilters (blog) in real life.I called my husband who was at the Winter quilt show buying me a nice new toy to tell him I had met Peri. He thought I had lost my mind. Love your blended quilts and blog. Cathy

Latharia said...

"just went in for thread" ... oh, those are some famous last words. :D Looks like you have some beautiful plans!

Cindy said...

Oh just crap. I can't believe you didn't call me, okay you got that at your quilt store right? Not comment about the Patriots. For awhile I thought Jacksonville had a chance.

Lisa D. said...

You're the only blogger I know with purple hair, so I think I might have recognized you too! You got some wonderful new goodies, Perry. Love the applique quilt, and we got the Kashmir in our shop too, and it's so pretty! I'm throwing a couple of pieces into my challenge quilt!

Nicole said...

I really like that On A Roll book--I started a jelly roll project using Madeira, but got side tracked with a certain Blended Challenge.
Great goodies!