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Saturday, September 08, 2012

Fessing up, part two

Today is the second Saturday of the month, so it's an automatic quilt-y Saturday, because I get to go over to the Quilter's Attic in Goodlettsville and pick up my block of the month kit from them.

We did that, then had a nice lunch out in downtown Nashville, and then we drove down to Franklin to The Quilting Squares (we are blessed to have several really awesome quilt shops around the area). I had talked to them yesterday and asked if they had any wool felt (I thought I had seen some the last time I was there, but that was several years ago), and I talked to this really nice woman. She was very helpful, and said she'd be happy to share some tips and that she would be in the store today.

As soon as we walked in the store, I was pleasantly surprised to see a former quilting co-worker. My husband and I had just been talking about her, as this was the store where we both went and took our first machine quilting class together. Turns out she recently started working there (talk about dream job after retirement!!!!). We caught up just a bit, and then I met with Judy, and we talked about wool appliqué.

And here's where we get to the fessing up part. I found some new pieces of wool felt that I just had to have. And then I picked up some Valdani perle cotton in some pretty matching colors. And I picked up some flannel for backgrounds for the Hop To It quilt I'm going to do... And then I picked up some flannel for the sashing for said quilt.

Here is my stash haul from the trip today. Apologies that the picture is a little fuzzy.

I labeled everything except there are 3 spools of Mettler thread beside the Valdani. I needed a few extra colors for the non-wool appliqué.

And when I got home, the mailman delivered one of my other online wool orders (yummy!). I am really looking forward to replacing those pieces of felt in my Dream wallhanging, and then getting started on my Hop To It quilt! :)

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