Sunday, May 20, 2018

Long arm of the quilt law

I started my vacation a little early on Friday, and Mom and I headed off to Burlington early in the afternoon. She was on a mission and our destination was The Quilt Store West.

She wanted to play with and price up one of these... 

For those of you who aren't quilters, that's a compact long-arm quilting machine. It makes doing all those beautiful whirls and swirls on the quilt so much easier.

And Mom was thrilled to learn it was on sale. It didn't take her long to decide it was exactly what she wanted. So it should arrive in a couple weeks.

I guess we're really committed to this quilting thing now...

While we were there, I grabbed a couple wash-out fabric markes (mine exploded went I went to use it the other day), and a few fat quarters they had in a bin by the cash.
The batiks wil go with some other batik fat quarters I've been squirreling away. And the little turquoise piece is so I can finally do something with the piggy square Mangofeet gifted me ages ago.

And when we arrived home, there was a package in my mailbox, just bursting with fabric! I'd ordered these two for a special project you'll see soon.
I didn't realize the star fabric was flannel, but it will still work for what I'm doing.

And the shop had some great prices on some sale fabric, so these ones came along for the ride
Most are fat quarters, but a couple are half yards. They will be tucked away for now, but I'm sure I'll find a project for them soon enough....

We have to make more tops to justify that long arm!

6 comments:

Mereknits said...

We have an incredible quilting store near me, Rainbow's End, if you are ever in Florida it is worth the trip and I don't even quilt! The fabrics are incredible. Have fun.

Araignee said...

OH WOW!!!!!! A long arm!!! I am so jealous. I could afford one (with the little $$ Daddio left me) but I have NO place to put one. The Mister would make me move out if I brought one more thing into this house. :(

Tired Teacher said...

I have no doubt that you and your Mom will keep that long arm machine busy.

Nice fabrics for enhancing the stash.

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, yes; when the quilting bug bites...it can be incurable!!!!
Lovely adventures ahead-happy for you!

Dee said...

Is that fox fabric from Rifle Paper Co. It's so cute!

Eastside Cats said...

I'll order a quilt, if it will help...!