Tuesday, August 3, 2010

THE PARTY IS OVER, THE FOOD IS GONE, THE SHOPPING A BLAST!

Found this in "American Patchwork & Quilting", it is a sewing caddy.



Here is my version.....my retreat giftie....


Made this quilt top from literally scraps.....the sea print was from the pillowcases I made, and the purples are from the scraps I cut up on Camp day one. The border is material I purchased today.




Finished this top...boy, I wish I had one more row. The red print was left over material from the pillowcases, the red alphabet was fabric my sister sent, just enough fror 12 squares. Oh well...


I already had these 11 pillowcases cut up, I just had to sew them....



Went fabric shopping today....hit up one store....look at this fabric...oh my and this is quality fabric.




Can you believe that I got 18 yards of fabric for 23 dollars, now that was a steal.....and it would have been if I had kept it to myself...she undercharged me, I would have gotten 10 yards of fabric free.....do I regret going back? No.....there was not even a decision to make on this one.


You see these beads, they were a dollar... I dropped them on the floor (am I bad, can you believe they let me out by myself)?.... beads went everywhere. The gal said not to worry....to get another bag...but it was my fault...so I paid for them. Carma was against me today but the weather was great.


Got these appliques for 25 cents a piece.


Zippers, 50 cents.....


I brought these hair bands....I have seen how people use them on their bags and totes for a closure. I thought that was a fun idea so I purchased some....


It was fun, glad you come come........









26 comments:

The Patch Craft said...

More Zips...... Glad you had a great time at your retreat, next time maybe we could all drop by for a sew in too.

QuiltSue said...

Well that was an eventful shopping day, but you've got some wonderful things

Fleurette said...

Lovely quilts and the sewing caddy is pretty!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Wow, you had a great shopping day...love everything. Your quilt tops finishes are great too. Don't you love it when you can do it from scraps.
Thanks for always stopping by my blog and leaving nice comments too.
Take care,
Karen

JustCindy said...

Lots of pretties came home with you.

Crispy said...

Great projects and lots of goodies too!! I love the yellow and red quilt :0)

Crispy

quiltsbylee said...

Great idea on the hair bands. I need to try that one.

Gene Black said...

I wish I were there to feel of and play with all the nice fabric! I would have loved the shopping trip.

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow great day of shopping & sewing! Love everything!!
I need to find a deal on zippers!

Fiesta said...

Barb, great retreat and luscious fabrics. I just love those appliques and the retreat favor.
Any food during the retreat?

Katie :o) said...

I just caught up on your last three or four posts (yup... I'm a summer slacker, only checking blogs once or twice a week...) Tooooooo much fun!!!! Love your retreat :o) Thanks for letting us come along :o)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

More fun fabric! Looks like you had a nice little shopping spree :)

sewmeow said...

Wow! You did a lot of shopping. I didn't know that your "retreat" included a shopping day. How fun!

Needled Mom said...

I want to shop where you shop!!!!

luv2quilt2 said...

Looks like you had fun shopping today. The bead thing sounds like something I would do!

kpaints said...

Lots of fun, what a week for you! Love the little sewing kit, just perfect for a little sit down embroidery work. Thanks.

Quilt Hollow said...

I sure wish Moda was as inexpensive as the yardage you got! I can wish right?

Rumi said...

Great fabric buys! Yes, honesty is the best policy. Makes you sleep better at night!

ooglebloops said...

Love the caddy and the quilts and shopping vicariously with you!! It's better for MY pocketbook that way!!!LOL

Stephanie said...

Some great stuff. I especially love the sewing caddie. cute, Steph

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

Can I come to quilt camp, I really need to get away.

Just Ramblin' said...

Wow! You had a great shopping day! Love your sewing caddy! Nola

call me crazy said...

What a fun shopping trip! Love the fabrics, but the zippers were really a great deal too! :-)

Pat said...

How great to get such good buys on things at the shops there. I recall when those appliques used to be found in all the stores here....and now it's hard to find them at all. Glad you had a successful shopping day.

Sherry said...

What lovely appliques and only 25 cents now thats a good deal. And you have more zippers. Well you did need to replace the ones that you used for the purse you made. LOL I loved your my retreat giftie that you made. Did you teach the ladies how to do them. What I was also thinking of is doing pot holders with 1 1/2 in squares 5 by 5 and putting a row on a tea towel. One of the blogger had one on her blog but I can not remember what one. I'm making them with fall and Xmas colors but I'm sure they would look great with the material that you get there.
The little friend looks so happy and she has them all sold how wonderful for her. Your doing a graet job.

Susan Entwistle said...

Awesome fabric! I'm curious to see the hair band closures.