Saturday, December 18, 2010

Some more handmade gifts and a mystery visitor!

Finished these for some very special people--
THE GIRLS!
That is how we fondly refer to the lovely ladies who own and operate the Olde World Quilt Shoppe in Phoenix, AZ.  Two sisters and one daughter.
If you ever find yourself in the area, give them a visit.
You will not be disappointed.
Besides their charming personalities and knowledge base, they have an awesome collection of reproduction fabrics to choose from.  It is rumored that celebrities like Renee Plains of Liberty Star and Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company frequent the shoppe.
I can assure you it is more than a rumor!

So, who is my mystery visitor?
I received an email from Barbara in California, who surprised me in November with her completed SAL quilt. I didn't even know she was participating.
She will be in Scottsdale soon and we plan to meet at the aforementioned Olde World Quilt Shoppe.
I am so excited to meet her.
Blogland has opened up a whole new world of associations for me.
Most remain faceless.
Hopefully, soon, I will put a face with her lovely quilt.
Speaking of SAL quilts, I would like to do a parade of SAL quilts before I start my 1880 sampler.
Please send me pictures of your quilts, no matter what stage of completion and I will add them to the pictures I already have.
Mine is still only half quilted. Maybe this will motivate me to get busy and finish it.

And if you are looking for a bubble gum pink fabric for your 1880 sampler quilt, check out this line available at Sew Unique Creations.  It is called Little Pink Stars by Margo Krager.
Wish the blues were not so dark in value or they would have been perfect too.

5 comments:

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I'm drooling over your delightful sunglass cases! Those OWQS girls sure are lucky! I saw the Little PInk Stars fabric over at SUC, too, and ordered more than I probably should have!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm sure I would love the shop you are talking about...unfortunately...East coast. :-) Great wool cases btw...love em!

Briarside Lane said...

Lovely wool cases, Cheryl!
How fun to meet a blogging buddy! Have a wonderful time!

...Karen

Micki said...

I love the cases and also the fabric! Really pretty!
Micki

Stray Stitches said...

I love the little cases you made!!