Sunday, February 22, 2009

Jean's Stimulus Plan & quilting

I decided to do my civic duty yesterday and help keep my local quilt shops in business. I went shopping with my SIL at Seams to Be Quilt Shoppe in Plattsmouth, Ne. and was on the search for batiks as I used a lot of mine on the curvy pieced quilt. I managed to find some on sale too, so even better. I found a couple dotty fabrics too...for my collection. We love this shop as they always have new fabrics, sale fabrics and friendly people.
Today I am quilting. I quilted this baby quilt for my SIL...she made the quilt as a gift for a friend. I think the curlie-qs go well with the simple pattern. Hope she likes it too!

Now on to work on something I started yesterday. I have taught a quilt with tessellating blocks, but used a background color between the blocks. So have wanted to try interlocking the colors. I will post a pic later...hopefully when it is done.

9 comments:

Stephanie D. said...

Mmmmm, those fabrics look good enough to eat!

holly said...

What a great way to stimulate the economy. I did that too. Very pretty fabrics. I love batiks. Love the baby quilt too.

Exuberant Color said...

That pile of batiks is so warm and inspiring. Good job helping them stay in business. I know the shops are all struggling.

Fiesta said...

Jean, I love your stimulus plan.
I also love the selection of fabrics and the baby quilt you are quilting.
Like you , today I have sewn.

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

Lovely fabric. Your friend will love the baby quilt.

Christina said...

I'm proud to be an American with patriots like you! Beautiful fabric.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Ya know, I never used to like batiks until I made a quilt with them. Now I love them, and I think yours are absolutely gorgeous!

Heather said...

LoL It's a tough job, saving our economy, but someone's got to do it! Good for you, Jean!

Great quilting on the baby quilt, too. The perfect finishing touch!

The Quilting Pirate said...

Excellent stimulus plan!! And excellent choices in fabric!! mmmm...I love batiks!!

Can't wait to see your new blocks, I have yet to try a tessellating blocks pattern!