Friday, January 8, 2010

Shopping at Calico & Ivy!

I have been waiting for Calico & Ivy to open after the girls having a break over the the Festive Season!
This is my haul - late Chrissie present from me, to me! I am going to make Kaffe's Icecream Quilt, starting one day soon I hope! I'm fabric collecting and think perhaps I have deviated a little from the gentleness of it all - hope not -we'll just have to get going to see. I seem to have a strong leaning towards Philip Jacob's designs - I believe Kaffe still does the colouring for him! Also, just because I can, I am going to start the gorgeous Hexagon Quilt in Baby Cashmerino,
using the wonderful tutorial by Lucy from Attic24! As you can see I have done a little trial run!


Now to my Blueberry Crush Quilt I made following Bonnie's mystery some time ago! At long last, it is completed and will be donated to a LPG for their raffle at their upcoming exhibition. I would like to think that some of the profits will be donated to Melanoma Awareness and Research - such and insidious disease and so open to us all here with our wonderful sunshine and beaches!

Check on my sidebar for the OPAM 2010 Challenge being run by two lovely girls, Kris of Tag Along Teddies and Peg of happy in quilting ... It is great to have such lovely girls giving us incentive with our stitching, thanks, both of you! Best wishes for success!
Happy weekend!

26 Lovely People said ...:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love to get myself gifts, they are always something I love!! Yours are wonderful! I also love the quilt. How kind of you to donate it. I am sure it will raise a lot of money!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Hi Lurline! What a beautiful pile of fabric and yarn you have there! Your hex afghan will be gorgeous...I love that block!

Your quilt is just stunning too...love all the colors. Very nice to donate it too!

MGM

call me crazy said...

Looks like the shopping was fun! ;-) Love Blueberry Crush~ very striking!

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

the quilt is stunning, i am sure it will do well in raising money for such a worth while cause.
Love your new venture too! nice soft colours, quite different. All the best
Sue

toni said...

A beautiful quilt and a great cause, well done! toni xxx

Lizzie said...

What a wonderful little haul Lurline. I love the baby cashmerino, such beautiful colours and isn't Lucy just so clever. I've been doing some of her designs for the last couple of months, it's nice to get back to using a hook again!
Lizzie
XXX

Chookyblue...... said...

Blueberry Crush looks great Lurline........goodluck with the OPAM challenge

Janet said...

We are on a similar wavelength here Lurline. I just bought a crochet book today. I thought you'd done an icecream quilt in your last posts. Love it to bits.

PatchworkRose said...

Just Love that Blueberry Crush Quilt Lurline and I love Phillip Jacobs too. Love your little Christmas Treasures :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Kathie said...

oh those Debbie Bliss yarns are so soft! great color choices
the quilt looks wonderful
what a nice thing for you to do and a great charity to donate to.
Kathie

Lissa Jane said...

Oh I love your quilt Lurline.. I must get moving with the double delight I have done step one and two and thats about it! can't rush into these things eh?

Lissa

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous yarn colors and some pretty fabrics too. That quilt should certainly bring in some good money for your charity.

Deb said...

I loved it when I read that you give presents to yourself. Hardly a Christmas goes by at our house that there' not a present under the tree labeled, "To Deb, From Deb." :) Yes, I love your quilt and all your goodies.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

what a loot to yourself, you go girl

cathleen said...

I love all your yarns and your fabrics. So pretty! Have fun with your new stash!

Nedra said...

My girlfriend is coming from Northern Utah today, and she wants to make Kaffe's IceCream quilt while she is here for the next few days. I just got his latest book and I love every quilt!

em's scrapbag said...

Looks like you had fun shopping. Your quilt is beautiful!

Rae Ann said...

Your fabrics and yarn are very pretty and look like such fun! I love your Blueberry Crush quilt. It is so neat that you are donating it.

Julia said...

Beautiful yarns Lurline..Blueberry Crush Quilt looks lovely, will be popular and raise a lot of money for a good cause I'm sure.
Julia ♥

Talin's Corner said...

I love your Blueberry Crush quilt. It is beautiful. I love Bonnie's scrappy quilt designs.

Cybele's patch said...

It is so good to spoil yourself sometimes. Lovely spring colors. The quilt looks stunning.

Maree: said...

Gorgeous Quilt..Love Debbie Bliss wool..it's hard to get here..Great little Pressie you gave yourself.
cheers

Myra said...

A wonderful haul there Lurline, and you Blueberry Crush looks great! Good for you! 8-)

prashant said...

Your quilt is just stunning too...love all the colors. Very nice to donate it too!

Work from home India

prashant said...

Your quilt is just stunning too...love all the colors. Very nice to donate it too!

Work from home India

Quilter Kathy said...

Your blueberry crush is so lovely!