Monday, June 20, 2011

What a great weekend!

My brother, his wife and their son came to Denver for the weekend. It was originally to see Ray LaMontange in concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater. We ended up making a whole weekend full of fun and fabric! Friday we went to the zoo, sans Mad Madd. He had to work. Saturday was the best part! Teresa and I hooked up with one of her friends from high school that lives in Denver. We created a fabric crawl. It all started with breakfast in Parker. We headed a little north and went to High Prairie Quilts. I picked up 3 fat quarters in hopes of making my first bag...some day! We hopped in blue bell (Julie's car) and headed west to Holly's Quilt Cabin. I like that store a lot. Didn't pick up anything though. Next on the list was The Creative Needle. They sell sewing machine's as well as fabric and notions. I bought more green sashing for my KING. I figured since it was there it should be bought! Onto Emily's Basket which was really sad. They are closing largely due to the fact that JoAnn's is going in just a few blocks away. quilt shop can ever compare to JoAnn's. They just don't sell the same stuff. We all know that! I bought 3 panel sets that were a steal! We stopped for lunch at a Pho restaurant, which I had never had. Well, I ended up getting sesame chicken. I can't remember exactly when we stopped for lunch because I was on a bit of a high. I start to get focused, sweaty and excited all at the same time when I fabric shop. And, I usually do this alone. Julie took us by her oh so cute carriage house apartment. She showed us her stash. Teresa and I were dualy impressed! She gets to move into the main house pretty soon. She'll have a large table that we have already reserved for sewing nights! We arrived at Harriet's Treadle Arts which was super cool! They had all their 1930's reproductions in one area. Teresa was very impressed. Then she started to twist my arm to do the latest quilt-a-long online-The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. It's all template based and takes us back to the heritage of quilting. Okay...confession...Teresa didn't twist my arm. I willing jumped head first into the 1930's reproductions. I bought a lot...I counted but forgot *wink*. It's going to be super pretty! Our last stop was The Fancy Tiger in Denver. I love this shop. They have tons of modern fabrics and knitting supplies. Their staff is always gracious and very helpful. I bought a remnant that I thought would be fun to have around and a tape measure.

Teresa has a ton of pictures on her post.

My loot:
1930's reproductions for Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

From Top to Bottom: 3 fat quarters for bags, a tape measure, a remnant.

This is a panel fabric. It makes a set which includes a growth chart and a book. I thought it would be super cute as baby gifts!
Needless to say it was a great day for all! Thanks for shopping with me girls.

Saturday night we went to the Rockies/Tigers game at Coors Field. I haven't been there since I stopped working for the sports station. The boys did great considering they are 2 and 3 years old. Sunday morning we had breakfast and it was time for my family to leave. Lots of hugs and pictures.


  1. I just learned about the Farmer's Wife quilt-along a few days ago and was greatly tempted. I put the book on my wishlist. I don't have time to do it now but I may just do it with my Civil War reproduction fabrics. I want to make a quilt for my bed with those fabrics and haven't decided on a pattern yet. Love your 1930's fabrics--I've got a loot of those for Isabel's quilt. :)

  2. My SIL and I are starting the quilt a long late. I just ordered my book on Sunday. It should be pretty cool. Have you seen some of the stuff on the flicker site? It's really pretty!

    Isabel's quilt will be darling. I can't wait to see the progress!