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August 06, 2006

Hey, look, a new hobby!

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So today Tracy and I headed down to the Lowell Quilt Festival. Wow. The exhibits were amazing - I took tons of pictures, and I'll get a link to them up ASAP.

And it didn't take long for me to be convinced that I need to become a quilter. What I have so far for my first project:

I've been working on the design - I'm thinking basically a nine-patch theme with solid strips in between. I have a few more things to pick up, and then I'm heading to Tracy's place on Thursday to get started. I'm excited!

And, of course, I had to start a fabric stash:

Two different Twelve Days of Christmas prints, with mottled purple and purple snowflakes coordinating. Fun!

Posted by Kat at August 6, 2006 08:54 PM

Oh oh... ;)

Posted by: Chris at August 7, 2006 08:26 AM

This is a slippery slope. Be careful. And if you're not careful, I'll see you at the bottom. ;-)
Too bad we missed each other yesterday. Next time.

Posted by: The Feminist Mafia at August 7, 2006 08:43 AM

I've thought for a long time about making a quilt. Of course, there wasn't opportunity back when I had a clunky old sewing machine. But now....

Posted by: trek at August 7, 2006 10:18 AM

*evil laughter*

Isn't that always how it begins? An innocent visit to a show, and you get sucked in.

It must have been "sucking in" weekend for crafts - you got into quilting, and I spun my first yarn on my drop spindle. I'll be posting pictures later. :)

I don't quilt yet, but I do collect the fabric for making stuffed toys and such. I can introduce you to a little quilt show up the hill from me here in Wilton - it's off the beaten path, but well worth visiting.

Posted by: Jen at August 7, 2006 11:40 AM

Quilting is as addictive as knitting. Nine patch and Log Cabins are my favorite quilt patterns, y'know. Ot of the millions to choose from.

New hobby! Yay!

Posted by: Carrie K at August 7, 2006 03:05 PM

Welcome to the world of quilting...you are gonna love it! I've quilted for a while now and that and knitting keeps me sane....glad you decided to give it a try...

Posted by: Sara at August 7, 2006 04:59 PM

Watch out--it's a slippery slope! My fabric stash and yarn stash vie for supremacy all the time. Just when I think I've got all the fabric I need for my quilting projects, something else wonderful comes up. Now I have to look for that 12 days of Xmas print, and the purple coordinates!

Posted by: Marie at August 7, 2006 08:01 PM

Oooh that looks fun.

Posted by: mrspao at August 8, 2006 04:40 PM
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