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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 14, 2011
6:45 AM

Post #8755511

Well, when I was dyeing up all of the fabric for the charm swap, my niece came over (she's home from college for the summer) She went nuts over the fabric and so, for her birthday, I told her I'd make her a quilt. I have the top done and I'll quilt it on the machine next week. (I'm not wasting handwork on a dorm quilt)

I'm binding it in yellow and have a light purple backing.

Now, I've got to make quilts for my other niece and my nephew...

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 14, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8755518

I met Kathleen and JustmeLisa at Hancock's Thursday Mom came too, so it was a mini-Roundup...we shopped and I got fabric for my other niece's quilt...she prefers pink and green prints.

Thought you all would like to see the 'cathedral of fabric stores'...

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 14, 2011
6:51 AM

Post #8755520

There's about 3 acres under roof. I stuck to the quilting side...I get out of control over in the upholstery fabric section.

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 14, 2011
6:55 AM

Post #8755526

You name it...it's there...

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 14, 2011
6:56 AM

Post #8755528

We went to Rafferty's after and had lunch.

L to R Me, Lisa, Kathleen and Mom

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8755542

Oh my, I would never dare to go to this place. I can spend a couple hours wandering around JoAnn's, I would be days in here.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2011
7:19 AM

Post #8755553

Love the fabrics in that quilt...
If you run out of neices/nephews to make quilts for, feel free to adopt me!!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2011
7:49 AM

Post #8755595

I'd want to be next in line too!!! That is a stunning quilt Melody. I just love those fabrics...
And thank you for hte pictures from Hancock's. I have ordered form them and was thrilled when my fabrics came. Nice materials...

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8755661

Thanks for the 'looky-see', Melody! I think that calls for a spot on my Roadtrip list!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2011
2:45 PM

Post #8756260

I was sad when our Hancock's closed... I would be in HOG HEAVEN to be able to shop Paducah
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8756272

OMG I had time to kill when we visited an iris hibridizer, had no idea we were so close to SUCH a fabric store. Love your quilt top, wonderful cheerful colors. I am currently working on a sumer project for my sister, embroidering two dozen tie dyed tee shirts with their business logo. I have finished and delivered half of them and hope to get them finished this week and delivered to free up the sewing room for my winter/Christmas quilt blocks. I'm assembling them into a quilt for my granddaughter that turned 16 today.
A bit of advice for that college girl's quilt, embroider her name on one of the squares to discourage theft. Our group learned that when we made a couple of quilts for a Rutgers student.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8756284

OMG stunning stunning quilt. So special with all your own fabric ideas.

TU for pix of Hancocks. I get fabric from them I gathered that they are quite LARGE

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2011
3:10 PM

Post #8756286

I was trying to explain to my Sweetie about Hancock in Paducah, and he said "Oooooo like Cabellas for women!!"

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8756314

Yep, Hancock's of Paducah, well loaded. Lots of $$$ too.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8756516

Pat - that is it in a nutshell!!!! And very well put.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2011
7:22 PM

Post #8756708

LOL at your hubby's comparison Pat.

Beautiful quilt and group of ladies, Melody.

Oh my, hummm, maybe we need to just plan a quilting retreat and all go visit Melody. LOL

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2011
7:32 PM

Post #8756718

Ya, he's Keeper. He encourages me to sew and buy flowers, to do the things he knows nurtures my soul. He'll invite me into the studio he is remodeling to READ my novel while he works!! LOL... I rarely can do that. I try to find something useful to do. This afternoon I'm using a wrecking bar and removing old molding, carrying out equipment that is no longer needed in there and other "miscellaneous" work as I can find it. I try to make it a safer, cleaner environment for him to work in. when I run out of stuff I can do, THEN I just keep him company.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 15, 2011
2:39 AM

Post #8757008

Melody what a great quilt and just love the colors.
I would get lost in that Hancocks for sure.
Thanks for sharing.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2011
5:46 AM

Post #8757162

He definitely sounds like a keeper Pat. My late hubby used to bring a pillow into my sewing room and read lying on the floor (never mind I had to step over him to get to my iron) just to "be company". There really are (were) some good men out there!!!

I dreamed of going to Hancock's, woke up in a cool sweat from all the money I spent in my dreams-----money I don't have I might mention. LOL

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 15, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8757366

Oh Marion, you ruined a GREAT dream by worrying about money! LOL

I try to get my Sweetie to sit in front of the door so I can move around in my sewing room when he's in there. We've bought him a music stand and a couple of used musical instruments so now he can practice while I sew. It's so nice to have him near. (and NOT in front of my ironing board!)

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 15, 2011
7:51 AM

Post #8757413

We're having a Roundup on Lake Barkley next month...come join the fun and I'll take you to Hancock's and the Quilt Museum (Mom has complimentary tickets)
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8757454

ROFLOL, Pat if you have seen the pile of fabric in my dreams, you would have worried too! I give new meaning to the term "fabriholic".

Melody that sounds like loads of fun but alas I need to go back south and spend some time with my Mom.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8757494

Can't manage Canada and Kentucky the same year. But Paducah is on my list!!!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8757498

Barb, we might have to have 2 penny jars!!! Actually, coffee cans but who cares---one labeled Canada and the other currently says Costa Rica but it can be changed in a heartbeat! LOL
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 16, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8759208

Melody that quilt is awesome!! OMG I just love the fabrics...brings back memories from the 70th (I had t-shirts like that...lol)
I need a quiltstore like that here!!! You litterly could spend days in there it seems.

Marion put all the pennies in the Canada jar so I get to see you next year!! But then again we could also meet in Costa Rica...that is one place I would love to visit!!

Can`t wait to see Barb in 5 Days!!!!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 16, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8759222

I'll share a story with everyone...

The Quilt Museum featured a Russian artist several years ago. There was a reception and they had her work featured in one of the galleries. After the reception some folks were showing her around Paducah and thought she'd like to visit Hancock's.

When she went inside, she froze, and finally began to cry. They thought she might be ill, but no, she said that the riches were overwhelming. She had no idea that such a fabric store existed.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 16, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8759299

WOW!! I'll bet it was that overwhelming though...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8759397

That gave me chill bumps Melody. Says alots about lives in different countries, doesn't it.

Thea, Costa Rica is a favorite place for my daughter and me. We first went with a tour group in 2007 and then in 2009, my daughter was awarded a scholarship to study at a school in Manuel Antonio for 3 weeks. I joined her when she was finished and we toured for another 10 days. Canada does come first however!!!

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2011
5:24 PM

Post #8760019

What an awesome quilt! And of course I love LOVE the colors!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 16, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8760169

♥ the groovy colors on that quilt :)

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8761734

Yeah, far out!!!!

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