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Thread: went shopping and the next project

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    A friend and I went to a quilt shop that she discovered had nice black and whites... then we went to lunch... then to my favorite Mennonite shop. It was a delightful day! Karen bought me 2 yards from one store for a belated b-day gift; we've been planning on this trip for over a month.
    Here's what I brought home:
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1540.jpg[/img]
    Close up of those birds--
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1542.jpg[/img]
    The on on the right here is more cream--but I loved it. It'll work great with my "splash" idea. :wink: The other ink looking one will need a quilt of it's own and the kid one was just too sweet to leave behind. It'll be fun to add squares of that one to a kid's splash project.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1541.jpg[/img]

    Flannels... color is a bit off in the tree one...
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1546.jpg[/img]

    Just some neat trees blowing in the wind...not a flannel.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6.../IMG_1548.jpg?[/img]

    Batiks! I don't have a plan for these just yet... but I didn't have these colors in my batik stash. I love the flowers as much as the colors.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1549.jpg[/img]

    This beauty is a normal 40" in width, but I've admired this fabric for years... just never had a reason to buy it. Now I do. It's going to be the back for "A Walk Through the Park!" Perfect, eh? :wink:
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1554.jpg[/img]

    These are all some I already have--but they are used for lights on the Garden log cabin squares. (I'm making more) The far left one will be the narrow inner border for the Garden quilt; it's already in the squares. I didn't find another possibility for the outside border--but I haven't been to that BIG shop yet.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1557.jpg[/img]

    And this is 110" wide and will be the back to the top I started yesterday. In the magazine it's called "Shadows on the Pond" but I'm calling mine "Kayaking on the Lake." :wink:
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1551.jpg[/img]

    This is the one I'm working on--a photo scanned from the magazine--McCall's Quilting August 2009...
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_0970.jpg[/img]

    And of course, I'm not following their color ideas... I'm going to attempt making it greenish at one corner...work to blues... then back to greenish... like the lakes Mark and I kayak in. :D
    Here are the darks I selected, but some didn't make the final cut, like green leaves.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_0969.jpg[/img]
    And here are the lights...
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_0961.jpg[/img]

    Thanks for looking! :D

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    What a productive shopping getaway!!!

    Who needs a doctor when there's fabric???

    Great choices and colors. Can't wait to see projects that are made from these.

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    Gosh Karla, You are running circles around me. Your fabrics and pattern are wonderful. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. What a great summer you are having. Suppose your Rachel will be wrapping up her summer in the Anchorage area soon. I know you'll be so excited to have her home again. Thanks for the fabric/inspiration rush! Hope the mini's are all good.

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    What a wonderful day. They are all beautiful. I just want to reach out and touch them. The batiks are yummy. Have fun with all that great fabric.

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    AL--she never went to AK... long story... I'll PM it.

    The minis are AWESOME. Once the Chit-chat rules are worked out--I might be able to post pictures there again..... I have about 400 ready. :lol:

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    All your fabrics are just beautiful, but, boy oh boy, I am crazy about your batiks. Those greens are luscious! I want to go shopping with you next time! :lol:

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    Karla,,,,all that fabric is yummy!
    I cannot wait to see your version of that quilt!
    That tree fabric is just so calming. I wonder if I could find some and just tack it up on my walls. :)

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    Love, LOVE all your fabric choices... The batiks are so pretty!! I'm looking at getting some in my near future...

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    I wonder if I could find some and just tack it up on my walls.
    My friend did that with some favorite fabric in her classroom last year. She'd had a rough year the one before--so did it to make her happy. It was flowers. :D She bought some of the flannel bears and I suggested she put it up in her room for this year. :wink:

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    Wow, beautiful fabrics.

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