Friday, February 27, 2009

quilt show loot...

Now the loot... too many pictures make it tough to do in one post. As I said before I was kinda disappointed this year....and much more selective in what I bought. A big plus was seeing not one but at least 5 booths with REAL wool! Lots of it, but mostly bright odd colors. I bought none of it, LOL! Well 5 small pieces from my favorite booth. I was able to find a big 1 1/2 yard piece of solid black that I needed for backgrounds for a couple projects...yippee!

Here's my whole haul except for a few pieces I forgot that had already been put away. I picked up tons of things I thought were fabulous and then put them down and walked away. I found 4 patterns, a sewing case kit...
I found one guy with loads of the primitive fabrics and homespuns. Some cheddars....Then I got a few FQ's that I wanted like the President pictures. I want to put an Abe Lincoln pic in a CW block. I always pick up background pieces, and 2 yds of that cool cheddar with red flowers. The green FQ bundle in the back is from Pinwheels...6 lovely spring greens.
***By request...that neat cheddar is called Washtub's Santa Claus Lane by Karen Snyder for Andover Fabrics Patt#3305** II guess those could be poinsettias but also pass as just red flowers!!

I had already put up the hoops and wool when I took the first picture. I wanted an 8" Q-snap for embroidery, and bright red and christmas green wool for the letters on the Christmas List quilt blocks. Then I got a smaller 7" hoop and legs that fit the BEST hoop I found last year. This lets me use it separately and with the next smaller hoop. It totally saves my arms !

Now for the BEST find this year. These people were new this year. Cool zippers and purse parts!!The online store at.... QuiltPlus.com has the purse parts, but sadly no zippers. I might email about those. SO here's what I bought... 3 sets of handles, one of those snapping openers(you push and it snaps open and then snaps closed) plus zippers. No ordinary zippers, but the ones I have been trying to find ALL OVER! The ones with cool bronze dangly hangers. I didn't know what sizes I needed so I just bought a selection of ones I liked for purses and mostly sewing cases! Dutch Girl. fish, cherries. Kitty cats....

a heart, sailor girl, more kitties and a tiny purse! I bought a few things, then went back and bought more!The ladies at Pinwheels said they might also start carring the small round bronze beed zippers they found in Japan that came in my sewing bag kit. So that's my stuff. I spent about 2/3rd of what I normally do, but I got exactly what I wanted and everything I had on my list.

11 comments:

Cathi said...

I have never had the chance to go to that show....always wanted to. That is on the "when I retire..." list. Sorry it was disappointing. Maybe next year when the economy picks up more vendors will be able to attend.

MARCIE said...

You bought three of those Lori Smith patterns. I bought one also, but different from yours. Also, I got a really cool kit in that booth. Love those zippers that you got! I had a blast!

Christina said...

Love the zippers! Thanks for sharing.

Libby said...

Your 'double decker' hoop is also good for doing punch needle . . . . if you decide you want to add another thing to your full plate *s* I use mine for p/n and regular embroidery.

Anne said...

Love all your purchases but especially love the crow and willow tree fabrics and those zippers! Wow, they are to die for! Looks like you had some fun.

sewprimitive karen said...

Judy, what is that cheddar fabric with the red flowers? Love the zipper pulls.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh Judy I am loving those zippers. I bought some of those purse handles at Houston last year. Maybe someone at market will have those zippers. Love them and the dingly things on them.
You got some great stuff at the show.

Darlene said...

Wow, you got some great loot! Everything is fabulous and I can tell you did some "thinking type of shopping". The zippers are great - good find!

Karen said...

You purchased a good haul of stuff. I went to the Houston quilt show two years ago and was disappointed with the merchandise offered in the majority of the booths. So much was embellishment stuff, needle kits, etc. There were several booths with wool but mostly bright colors. I did not have a project in mind for wool and it is too expensive just to purchase on speculation.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh the zippers were a find! And you did find some great fabrics!

Jeanette said...

It looks like you got alot of good stuff there. :-D I love Honey and Me fabric, especially. I can't wait to see what kind of purses you make!