May 3, 2007

Paducah goodies

I promised I'd show a few of my purchases from my time in Paducah. I'll show you a few now, and a few later in the week...below are some fat quarters I purchased at a vendor at Kentucky Oaks Mall. I was good...I had several cute patterns in my hand, and decided there was not enough time for the MUST DO's , so when would I find time for "cute"!

On my first trip to Hancock's of Paducah I just walked the land and picked up a couple of little things off a sale table (like a set of Marti Michele templates for $4.00). Our second stop was supposed to be quick, and all the while after the first trip the kit for Peas and Carrots was just nagging at me! I was bad...very bad. I needed it to stop, so I put it in my basket and happily walked on. I think it was the darling children and equally darling little animals and the ability to spell out my favorite veggies that got me- the tin lunch box was just a bonus! I also HAD to get the fat quarter set of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum collection. And the perfect patten to make with it....
I also found some charms of repros for $3.95- and thougth it was perfect for my scrap quilts...


I will use the fq bundle to make this (Martin's Pennies).
I had read about this fabric system in a magazine, and watched the demo at the Vendor Mall at the Expo Center. When she held up a tiny packet of fabric and announced "this is five yards" I was hooked! If only any of us had the forsight....we'd be rich! I folded 3 yards onto one of the plastic sleeves and think I can surely store a heck of a lot more fabric very neatly...but the pocket book is closed for now....they'll be used, however, they WILL be used! I liked the idea that you could fold all the fabrics for one project onto a sleeve, insert the pattern and hang it from a peg. Imagine- never forgetting what I bought that fabric for again- BEFORE I cut into it and then remember!!


My last show and tell for today is a pattern I saw made up and immediately thought of my daughter, Julie. This one's for her!

More later...right now I am off to lunch with the aunties, tired to beg off, but they beg better!

5 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh you had such great finds! I bought a ton of the judie rothermel 5" charm packs for $3.98 also! And also some of the sandy gervais spring line! I love the repro's you got - and I made Martin's Pennies, I even hand quilted it! What fun purchases!!!!

Carole said...

Wow, sounds good to me! You fabric look lovely. Looking forward to seeing the finish project! Happy quilting!

Lynn Dykstra said...

I especially like that paisly in the first photo.
It looks like you had a great time.

atet said...

Oooh fun purchases, someday I will get to Paducah -- until then, I get to drool over what others bring back!

YankeeQuilter said...

What fun purchases! Thanks for sharing the photos.

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