Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scrap Baskets visit the 30's

I made another scrap basket quilt. This time in thirties prints. I had a few friends test the pattern but I wanted to make doubly sure it worked. It is now available for sale. Visit my website or you can buy it now here with the paypal button on my side bar. I did my first show yesterday. In all the excitement of the show I forgot to take pictures. But this is my living room where my friend, Holy and I moved the furniture and marked out a 10 x10 foot space and played with arranging my booth. A lot of my quilts were already at the shop where the show took place so we had to use our imagination. I think it turned out well. I learned a lot. Met some really neat ladies. And had a ton of fun.
My home did not fair so well. Hubby said when he came home. I had two five year olds in my house. (I don't even have a five year old. My kids just let everyone hang out here.) My DD and here two friends were raiding the freezer for Popsicles. J was playing video games. N and his friends were in the backyard skate boarding. A was doing homework on the computer, a last push before graduation. My hope that they will all grow up and be responsible one day.
By the time I got home. None of them were home. The boys were at a church activity. DD was at her friends. My home looked like a cyclone had gone through. I better go and try and find some order in this chaos.

16 comments:

  1. Love the 30's pattern. I am a huge fan of 30's, this quilt is just perfect. It sounds like you had a fantastic time despite some of the chaos.

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  2. Love the quilt. I just finished a Nosegay top with the 30s fabrics - some authentic and some repros, but I love it.

    Glad you had such a good learning experience and met some nice gals.

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  3. What a wonderful experience to have a booth at a show! Congratulations. :)

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  4. The 30's basket quilt is so sweet! I think I like everything I see made with the 30's fabrics but yet I never use them. I think I need to collect some.

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  5. Beautiful quilt! It's nice to see that this important era is staying alive and well.

    I've got some 1930s reproduction fabric from RJR Fabrics in my shop right now. It's actually a cheater cloth and I woul LOVE to see it made into a quilt.

    I found you via Park City Girl and I've enjoyed looking at all this lovely work!

    Cheers!

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  6. The quilt is wonderful! I am glad that your first show went well, too. It sound like a very busy household.:)

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  7. Well thats kids for you!
    I'm glad the show went well.

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  8. Baskets and '30's fabric go so well together...love it..
    Julia ♥

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  9. Your scrappy basket pattern is so cute. Congrats on your first show!

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  10. Glad you had a wonderful time in spite of the clear up.

    The quilt looks lovely in the 1930s colours.

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  11. I'm so happy your booth at the show was successful. yes, I'm sure you learn alot each time and each time gets easier and better! And such a great idea to have a live model of the booth in your home to try different ideas out. OK..kids will be kids and the cat was away. I'm sure that doesn't make you feel any better. But one things for sure...they WILL grow up!!

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  12. Did you go to quilt etc? I almost did, but couldn't justify dragging the kids along :) Love your baskets!!

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  13. Oh EM how neat, wonderful, impressive and memorable! Thanks so much for sharing how you did a dry run on the set up for the show.

    Cute how the house was functional [not] when you were out and about.

    Personally Thrilled for You!, *karendianne.

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  14. Wonderful Scrap Baskets Em!

    Glad your first show went well, but what a damper coming home to cyclones chaos... big sigh...

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  15. Looks great Emily! I'm glad you show went well!

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  16. The quilt is just down my alley. Love it. Isn't that just how it goes when Mom is busy.

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