1/9/16

Some More Regions to Cover

So I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that blogging improves your memory...after you've published, that is. After writing yesterday's blog post, I hopped in the shower, and I couldn't shake the idea that I had missed some fabrics in my regional prints post. So I went through my list of posts and found about half a dozen more. Wanna see? Please say yes.

What got me thinking about this was that I was sure I had some prints from the southwest. How I missed those in the original batch I'll never know because these are some of my favorites. Some have been used in quilts...some are still waiting their turn under the needle. So, here goes:

This one came from Santa Fe Quilting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We'd spent the previous day exploring Petroglyphs National Monument in Albuquerque, and so it was a perfect choice.


This next one came from Organ Mountain Quilt Shop in Las Cruces, New Mexico. That was a great little quilt shop, and I picked up some patterns there.


There were a couple of good quilt shops in Las Cruces. This one came from Bernina Sewing & Design. The folks there were very nice. When they learned I was from Oregon, they gave me a fat quarter of red hot peppers as a gift.


This is the one I was sure was missing when my memory improved. It came from Quilter's Market in Tucson, Arizona.


Tucson has several good quilt shops too. I got this one at Bella Quiltworks.


And I almost forgot about this one from The Sewing Shed, located in Keel, Co. Kerry, on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland.


Also, this one from the Quilt Gallery in Kalispell, Montana.


And finally...this one from Sew Many Quilts in Bend, Oregon. It probably looks familiar since it's the fabric I picked up to use in the Quilting Snowladies. I purchased it specifically for use in my quilt, but it occurred to me yesterday that it qualifies as a regional print as well. With all the ski areas in Bend, it fits.


So that makes 20 fabrics total in my collection bin. I'm looking forward to collecting more.

After I finished doing that, I went outside for the first time in many days to fill the birdfeeders. You can see that most of the ice is gone from the sidewalks, but there are still a few slippery spots. Watch your step.


And then I got back to work on the Quilting Snowladies. I finished three more blocks and their adjacent sashings. That completes the center vertical row. 




While I was quilting that last one, I discovered this.


Much to my dismay, I'd completely missed this section of embroidery. It's a space only about an inch long, and I'm sure I can fix it. I always knew the day would come when I'd make a discovery like this. It's surprising it hasn't happened sooner.

And while I was quilting, Smitty napped on his purrsonal sewing room bed. I put the bed there when he totally fuzzed the former quilts-to-be-quilted pile. Now I put the quilts under the bed and everybody is happy.


He's looking sleepy here because he's practically worn himself to a frazzle hunting for that other cat. Every time he thinks she's gone, she reappears.

She's like an appurrition. It's maddening, I tell you.

9 comments from clever and witty friends:

CJ Smith said...

A quick update on the LQS's in Tucson. Bella's is no more. The owner decided to retire and not sell the business. However, Quilter's Market is going strong! I regularly do my part to keep them going strong!

Chris said...

Oh great.....I started a blog a few years ago but didin't know where to go with it so there it sits. Just did the renewal a short while ago.....maybe I should try again? It would be nice to keep the memory in working order.

Poor Smitty. If he doesn't decide to cohabit with Maggie he could certainly be in fur a long year.

Dana Gaffney said...

Most of the beautiful snow is gone but you still have ice? That just doesn't seem right, if your going to slip you should do it in beauty.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I'm happy you rediscovered all those pretty fabrics. You need to write down all the locations and clip to each - would make good info for the label - as long as the memory is in top form. My furkids are a bit out of sorts as the living/dining room has had a change - Bella does not take well to change.

Michele said...

The snow ladies are coming along nicely.

Kate said...

I remember the posts with some of those southwestern beauties. They will may a well seasoned quilt.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oooo - some great additions to your traveling circles stash - love the cactus print, and the southwest bowls are gorgeous!! Glad to see the Quilting Ladies - and the resident felines - are behaving themselves :)

Brown Family said...

It is too bad that Organ Mountain Quilt Shop is also gone. I have been in the Bernina store in Las Cruces. I have discovered missed lines of stitching before, usually when I am quilting it. It is a pain, but fixable.

Smitty, sweetie, I think she is there for the long haul!

quiltzyx said...

More yummy fabrics to look at - who could say no to that? The Quilting Ladies are looking mighty fine with their quilting done. And I am sure that you'll have no problems fixing that tiny missing spot.
Sleep while you can Smitty....