Saturday, June 29, 2013

The trouble with fat quarters

I had a great time on Thursday at the NQA show in Columbus. Lovely quilt and nice vendors and I got to meet Terry from Terry's Treasures. Hi Terry!! You can see a pic of both of us on her blog here. I'm the one with the fuzzy hair and the crazy purse. I had planned to text Terry when I got there but I got sucked into the vendors. I was thinking to myself that at the end of the aisle I was in, I would call her and the next thing I knew someone said, "Carol?". Now she's never seen me before but she said she looked down and saw the yellow shoes I talked about and figured it had to be me. LOL! It was great to meet another blogger, and Terry and I exchange emails now and again and it s great to put a face with blog. Terry showed what she bought at the show and she was way more virtuous than me. I thought I was being virtuous because (almost) all I purchased was fat quarters.... the trouble with fat quarters is that the don't like to go home alone. They need friends to hold their hands and tell them everything is going to be fine. At least that is my story and I'm sticking to it- LOL!

So here are the fat quarters I bought. Big Dude gave them his sniff of approval.

There are 50 fat quarters in this haul. Oh my goodness! I didn't realize how many I purchased until I got them home and started to refold them. I was concentrating on more Kaffe dots and the paperweight patterns which remind me of dots. And then there were some brights and a couple of blacks & whites and two adorable Peanuts "Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" that I couldn't leave behind. Here's a close up.

And I got this new template/ruler set at Quilt Trends shop in Columbus. They were making a scrap quilt out of Kaffe fabrics with this set and it was gorgeous.

And I got a pattern that makes a bunny wall hanging with the little Twister ruler and a foundation pieced Christmas tree. I think that takes care of the holiday shopping for a little while. Sorry for the glare - the cover is real shiny.

That tree will be about 40" tall. They had an even taller one but I didn't know if I'll have a big enough space to hang it in my new house. The sample was really cute with ornaments hanging on it.

So all in all it I got a great haul of goodies at the show. Now to spend some quality time with my sewing machine and play with these fat quarters.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Your got some great fabric at the show! Thank goodness for your shoes and bag or I'd still be looking for you! LOL

  2. Lovely pile of fat quarters, and I agree they need friends.

  3. How kind of you to treat the fat quarters so nicely! I haven't broke down yet and bought the little twister ruler, but I can see it's about time. Yay yellow shoes!!

  4. Me thinks you had lots of fun. Meeting Terry was the cherry on top. LOL

  5. What a wonderful stack of fat quarters and that twister bunny is so cute! How fun that you met Terry! Sounds like a perfect day!

  6. Looks like a great time at the show!!

  7. Sounds like a great time and wow, all those faun fabrics!! Popped over to see your pic and now I can put a face to your name ~ yay!!!

  8. I was there on the Thursday too! I should have been looking down for yellow shoes instead of at all of the vendor goodies. You scored BIG time.


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