Pink and Green Zig Zag

I finished the Spools Quilt (lap size) before I started a new project...I promise!  The way I see it is there are three things you can do when your stressed/angry/upset....a) eat b) housework c) sew or d) shop.  And because I ate last week (chocolate that is) and I cleaned the house on Monday, I decided to SEW!
Now I tried several times to take a good picture of this Pink n Green zig zag cot quilt but it was too dark inside and too sunny outside.  This is the only half decent shot I got, after I spray basted it.  This is intended for a friend who is expecting her first baby in the summer.  Please note I brought a solid and then I used it!! Mint green might never been on my shopping list previously, but right now I am loving it and craving spearmint leaf lollies! 
And it would be too weird to not go shopping right, retail therapy is a girls best friend after all!  So I grabbed a friend and went to the SA Quilters Guild market day.   There were lots of quilty bargains to be had, but we arrived in the latter part of the day, so I only took home two bargains - this sewing themed hanger - for my sewing room obviously. 
And to help organise me, a sewing caddy for next to my armchair in the lounge room.  I am hoping to be able to hid all sharp implements in the draw and keep a selection of thread on the spools, to save me walking the 5 metres to my sewing room!
Sew now I am off to the sewing room to commence quilting - either the new cot quilt OR the modern quilt that I also spray basted today...a girl has to fill in election/footy night somehow and this seemed like a cheap and non fattening option.  A wise woman once said, "the worst thing about voting is you always end up with a politician"!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.

6 comments:

  1. Nice shopping! The minty fresh quilt is lovely...I love spearmint leaves too!

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  2. The spool quilt is adorably cute.

    LOVE that zig zag...seriously beautiful. That mint green just pops against the berries. Great fabric call !

    I was seriously peeved about voting yesterday – in my opinion our choices were limited to dumb and dumber.

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  3. love the spools and zig zag quilts.... you are getting lots done ... and it is essential to have things close to you... such a nuisance to get out of the chair when sewing!!
    Hugz

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  4. The spools quilt looks wonderful! I bet you are very happy about that finish. I, of course, just adore that mint green solid. Its a perfect fit for a cot quilt.

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  5. Spools looks great and the new quilt looks just wonderful. I absolutely love the combination of colours you've chosen.

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