Friday, March 18, 2016

A Streak of Good Quilty Luck

Oh my, where do I start?  Of course, with fabric acquisitions!! Actually it started with attending my first New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild meeting.  Although it is a 1.5 hour drive from home to the meeting location, I intend to attend as many meetings as possible.  As with my experience in the Boston Modern Quilt Guild, I was so impressed with the energy in the room, the talent evidenced in the show and tell and the warm reception I received as a newbie.  It was wonderful to meet Chelsea of Patch the Giraffe (we've been following each others blog for some time).  I even won one of the door prizes, a lovely bundle of Paperie fat quarters, a collection I have been admiring.
Before I left for the meeting, I was rapidly flipping through my blogs (OK being honest here, sometimes there isn't time to read every word in every blog I follow) and I saw this post from Sew Mama Sew.  At the meeting, someone shared a beautiful patchy quilt and I thought "gee, she looks familiar."  

Yes, one and the same Michelle Cain of From Bolt and Beauty.  Here is her blog post about that lovely quilt.  The next day I got back into my little car and drove south again, this time to Massachusetts for a couple of appointments.  Between appointments I stopped in at Quilters Way in Acton and who do you think I ran into there?  Yes indeed, the lovely Michelle Cain.  We had a long chat and I am sure it is a great omen of many wonderful quilting discussions in the future!

I even managed to  buy some fabric!  The next room in the lake house decorating plan is the family room downstairs.  Hopefully a navy blue, aqua/teal, mustard color combination will add some life to this wonderful beige space!
And I won a fat quarter by finding the hidden fabric heart in one of the fabric bolts.  At this point I should have run out to purchase a lottery ticket!
Meanwhile I continue to make progress on quilting the 2012 Craftsy quilt.  I promise a full recap when completed.

Today was declared ice-out on our lake, the earliest in recorded history.  I am ready for spring.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


  1. Congrats on your good luck and new friends. I love the colors for the next room. I've also been working on a navy/aqua project.

  2. Bumping into me is as fortuitous as winning a bundle of Paperie?! That's a compliment for sure! ; ) Looking forward to what you make with all that navy loveliness!

  3. I certainly approve of your next room colors too!! I am collecting for a navy,aqua and lime green quilt someday :-) It's always so fun to meet an online acquaintance/friend in person!!

  4. Love your fabric pull, can't wait to see what you make!

  5. Very lucky indeed! Love the aqua and yellow combo!

  6. Always enjoy seeing what you are up to....I'm ready for Spring too. We mowed the yard and cleaned the house....good to get all the winter things put away and the lawn chairs back out. :)

  7. Yay so happy to meet you too! It's so much fun to talk in person to people who are equally excited about quilting. My poor friends just cannot keep up. I cannot wait to see what you bring to the next meeting (maybe this new quilt?!) This year I participated in the Winni Dip and was equally excited about ice out, if I was going to run into a cold lake I prefer not to see ice!

  8. Some great fabrics here - love the teal/mustard combo! And your quilting is looking very effective on the quilt.


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