Texas Tourism Reminder

For anyone who hasn’t left a comment, don’t forget to read this blog post and leave a comment for a chance to win.  Also, when the original post was first posted, the “Discover Texas” link at the bottom wasn’t working.  It’s working now and you can visit other bloggers who wrote about touring different areas of  Texas.  There’s something here for everyone!

Dimples Online

Almost every time I post about Dimples by Andover, I get comments and emails asking where it can be purchased online.   There are plenty of shops online that carry it and you can find them by searching for “Dimples” at the Quiltshops.  But, if you’re wanting to find the best selection, here’s my suggestion:  Gail Kessler is the Dimples lady.  Her name is right there on the selvage or as she says “I’m waving to you from the selvage!”  Her shop, Ladyfingers Sewing Studio, is located in Oley, PA and I can just about guarantee you that she has every color of Dimples fabric on hand.

Here’s the link to the Dimples on her website.  Currently it’s listed for $7.99 per yard, which I think is a great price.  I’m sure the staff at Ladyfingers Sewing Studio will be more than happy to fix you all up with as much Dimples fabric as you want.

White on White Fabric

This morning I was choosing the white fabric for the Sweet Treat project, it struck me how picky I am about my white on white fabric.  I like one that’s a bit thicker so seam allowances don’t show through, and I detest those that have the flaky type designs that come off while sewing or quilting them.  I’ve had favorites through the years.  The first one I loved was the Itty Pritty Polka Ditty by Lakehouse.

Maybe I’m hoarding a bit because I have two full bolts left and this partial bolt and I’m having a hard time using it because it’s no longer available and when it’s gone, well . . it’s gone forever.  But really . . what good is it if I don’t use it so . . I’ll use it . . some day when the perfect project comes along.

Next I loved the Simply Delicious Milk Squares by Holly Pridemore for Blank.

Just like the Lakehouse fabric, this one is no longer available and I have maybe 3 yards left of it.  I’m not sure I can bring myself to use it . . 3 yards isn’t much and it will be gone forever.  Sad!

So . . any guesses as to my current favorite that’s still available and seems to find its way into almost every quilt I make?

Yep, you guessed right.  Dimples by Andover.  I love that fabric.  This morning I was trying to convince myself to use some of the white on white pieces that I have.  How am I ever going to use those if I keep going back to the Dimples fabrics?  Beats me . . Dimples won out and the white on white Dimples will be what’s in my Sweet Treat quilt.

Do you have a favorite white on white fabric?  If so, why do you love it?

April Color Palette Top Completed

Yes, I said April and yes, I know this is May but hey . . at least I didn’t stick it in the UFO pile and move on.  This was the palette I used, though I didn’t use all the colors.  The top is the Carpenter’s Star pattern for the upcoming feather lessons but I made my squares larger — 7″ finished so my top finishes at 67″ x 84″.  I’m making another one using patriotic colors so it will be used as a QOV.

The binding is made.  That’s 7-1/2 yards to report as used on this week’s stash report!  Maybe I’ll choose a backing today.  Maybe I’ll load it on the longarm and start quilting or maybe I’ll start on the patriotic version.