Tuesday, March 27, 2012

When I Was at Bolts in the Bathtub on Sunday....

Just can't go into Bolts in the Bathtub without discovering something that I absolutely have to have....if you go to their website by using the link and scroll down a ways, on the left hand side you will see their quilt of the month for March, which is called Romance. I fell in love with the fabrics when I was looking at the picture online, so Terry and I had to go in and up close and personally fondle the fabrics. We both loved them and bought the kits; it will be a project that we can do together on our sewing weekends. We're trying to fit in one of these monthly and so far it has worked, but the year is young....

I browsed around and found the print fabric on the right, then started pulling fabrics to go with it. Found three pinks, three greens, a couple of golds and a brown that I thought would work well. Just estimated yardages as I had no idea what I was going to do with it.

The piece de resistance was this great fabric that will be a spectacular border!

Found a book that Terry and I both liked; they only had one copy, so I scored it and Terry ordered one for herself. We don't share books and patterns; we're pretty conscious of the copyright laws and support the reasons why they're there.

I was leafing through the book Monday morning and found "Briar Patch", a pattern that I think will work really well. I'll piece the pattern with all the fabrics I purchased and then sew on an additional border of the great focus fabric. All the colors go with my house, so this will definitely be a keeper quilt!

Only problem was that the above pale gold/cream print is my background fabric; not knowing what the heck I was going to make with all this, I bought 3 yards. Pattern calls for 4! So I'll be going back to Bolts today to pick up that extra yard. What are the chances I'll leave with more than what I came for?


  1. LOVE YOUR POST!! Oh my, such an addiction we all share! That pattern and fabric is so lovely and your goal to do a weekend/month is so neat. I so love machine piecing/quilting but I remember the days when some of us would get together and do the "hand" version. No sound of a machine, just the sound of voices chattering away pleasantly. Some (including me) are back to doing one project by hand along with the machine versions. So portable and relaxing (once I resurrected my skills!). Look forward to your future progress....Hugs, D

  2. I've never done handwork, but I can see where it would be a very peaceful type of bonding with the other ladies at the frame. I'm still trying to figure out how to run a sewing machine off the place where I plug my cell phone charger in when I'm in the car!

  3. I'm always fascinated on how great pieces of handiwork like these are made! I love all of these especially the 3rd one!


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