Friday, April 3, 2009

on the to do list

Last month, I had the fun of shopping for some batiks to put in a quilt for my niece and her sweet DH. I went to my most favorite quilt store...Quilter's Cupboard in Atascadero. Since they don't necessarily specialize in batiks, I was surprised to find all I needed in one trip. I love this store...always inspiring!

To avoid thread difficulties on the longarm, I don't think I want to use a batik for the backing. So I'm trialing this floral and will see how it looks.

The pattern I'm going to use is something like this Bento Box pattern that I saw a few years back at the MQX quilt show in New Hampshire. I ordered a panto pattern from Willow Leaf Design called Rhapsody to quilt on it. But yesterday saw a batik quilt with a dragonfly quilting pattern that looked like even more fun. So may have to check that out. If I knew how to put the links in here with just the names and no long address, it would be nice so you could easily check them out...but I'm sorry I haven't figured that out yet.

Allie and Dave have Chili Pepper Red in their living room. Though I've never actually seen the room, I'm hoping it fits in.

The colors sure perk me up. We're celebrating my own DH's birthday today so it's a good time to be perky.


  1. The colors in that quilt are wonderful! Nice job. I just ordered some new pantos...can't wait for them to arrive!

  2. I read the comment about Quilter's Cupboard and are in MY neighborhood! I live in SLO and I LOVE that store. Peggy's sons and my sons went to school together in Atascadero. Small world, eh? Elaine in SLO,CA

  3. Loris,
    Lovely fall colored fabrics- I didn't realize that using batiks on the back could be problematic with the long arm.I love the pantos patterns you can create with a long arm. However, I do not have the space for a long arm and am quite happy with my small machine.I have a domestic sewing machine that I quilt on ( its a quilter's babylock and it works quite well) Every kind of machine has there pros and con's - One can produce beautiful quilts with all of them.
    I like your bento box like pattern too.
    Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,


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