Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Jersey's 7th Annual Shop Hop

In spite of the cost of the gasoline, I managed to complete the shop hop! My sweet DH planned my route to be done in two days. So off I went, GPS and passport in hand and collected the charm packs. This year was different in that patterns for all the projects were offered along with silver charms for a necklace. As you can see by the picture, each shop offered a variety of green charms.

As a finishing kit, I selected the purple and lime creation by the Village Quilter in Mount Holly. Loved the way the accent color complimented the greens zig-zagging through the quilt. Always pleased with anything purchased at the Village Quilter--the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Susan DiBartolo has an exceptional gift of customer service that makes the shop always feel like a vacation in a fabric paradise.

Now that I have one more project gnawing at me, I should get something else done! Usually display a quilt or two at the June quilt show at Kirby's Mill in Medford, NJ and the Shop Hop quilt would certainly attract attention. Better get started!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Noah's Ark Ensemble

After taking more time than I care to remember, my new nephew's bedroom wall hanging and curtains are finally finished. Thank heavens for an understanding brother and sister-in-love!

The theme for the room is Noah's Ark, complete with happy animals looking through portholes, two by two. Had just enough fabric to make two valances for the windows with a complimentary fabric. The wall hanging was a panel with a boatload of happy critters, all outlined quilted. Verses from Genesis 9 were quilted in the borders along with the baby's name.

Now the happy little baby will have smiling animals and the Word of God surrounding him while he spends time in his room!