Sunday, May 26, 2013

Poking Buttons

I figured if I can't sew right now, I might as well poke some buttons!

Market pictures were reviewed and there were one or two things that caught my eye.  Just one or two.  Yes, I do have a fever now, so maybe that will change, but for now I'm being a good girl.  I haven't been doing much window shopping lately, so some of these might have been shown before Market, but they're new to me.

The first thing that caught my eye, and took my breath away, was Moda Collections for a Cause Clamshell kit.  Wow!  I saw an antique clamshell many years ago, and it has always been in the back of my mind.  I'm definitely going to make this one, and maybe enlarge it to fit my bed.  I think it will be heavy but that's okay since there are usually two quilts on my bed in the wintertime.  Not sure I like the border on it, so might see how it looks without the border.  Isn't it wonderful?!!

The next one is this Primrose & Poppies pattern by It's Sew Emma.  I think I'm going to stash dive for this one.  '30s?  Thimble Blossom brights?  The possibilities are endless.  I belong to the It's Sew Emma pattern club, so I didn't have to poke this button.  Another It's Sew Emma pattern I love is William's Crossing.  It's simple and would also be a good stash buster, but I love that fabric there.  Uh oh, I feel another poke coming on!

And, of course, no button-poking diva would be true to herself without ordering the Bunnyhill Design BOM, A Woodland Christmas.  Another beauty by Anne Sutton.  I have so many of her BOMs in various stages.  Need to pick one and finish it!  They're irresistible to me!

Of course, some things are just sitting out there teasing me:

Minick & Simpson's new line, Midwinter Reds
Bunny Hill 's new line, Celebration
French General's new line, Josephine
Bonnie & Camille's new line, Scrumptious

I guess no packages will be arriving since almost everything is in "Coming Soon."  (sigh)  That, however, may be a good thing!!


karen @ badlandsquilts said...

You've picked some good things!

Gwen said...

I love the clamshells and nine patches! The last collections you mentioned are ones that caught my eye also. Have fun!

Carolyn said...

Excellent choices! I'm drooling over the Midwinter Reds too

Darlene said...

Some of my favorites! Great button poking. LOL

Vivian said...

Good poking around, that clamshell quilt is too gorgeous!

Have you seen the Spring Market Schoolhouse video posted on You Tube? Watching that got me to poke a button for a book -- didn't expect that when I sat to watch it!

Nini said...

William's Crossing and the Clam Shell would both be great stash busters for me....I agree with you that I don't like the border on the Clam Shells, so I would leave it without one. But I'd like to get that William's Crossing started, looks easy and I'm sure my cupboards would appreciate being de-stashed!

Laura said...

I bought a couple of yards of Bonnie and Camille's Happy-Go-Lucky today, which arrived last week at my LQS. Also picked up five yards of a Minick and Simpson Clermont Farms fabric (on sale!) to back a Prairie Paisley quilt that I'm FINALLY piecing. Two yards of Kona solid and a fat quarter six-pack of black-and-whites, and I was outta there. Isn't fabric shopping fun? :-)

suz said...

sounds like you might be getting a bit berter - you are button poking, so that's a good sign. Hope you continue to improve - sending good thoughts to you

Keirnan said...

I love the clamshell quilt, and especially appreciate being able to see the quilting in the photograph. After seeing it I've moved a clamshell quilt up higher on my bucket list. I'll use Inklingo rather than interfacing though. Cathi from Quilt Obsession blog has a tutorial showing how easy it is. Hope you feel loads better soon!

Karen said...

I followed the link to the clam shell kit. Says the clam shells are pre-cut. Can't get better than that. Well, maybe if it was already sewn together.
I knew nothing about the Sew Emma Club. Looked at it. I don't like all the patterns but a couple I do. The book looks interesting.
Yes, I can see it is a good thing the items are coming in the future and not available today. You would need your own delivery van.