Friday, June 17, 2011

"Rainy Spring"....Trim Tangent!

Uh oh.....such best laid plans, such pure intentions!!!  I was all ready to assemble my blocks, honestly I was.  But then I thought, "A little gold metallic lace would be nice around the perimeter" but I didn't have any in my prodigious stash.

Aha!  A trip to the Button Emporium and Ribbonry in downtown Portland was just the answer. Yesterday, off I went.

But you can't leave a store like that with just gold lace....it's impossible.

Over the past several hours I have put a good deal of this trim onto the quilt. What can I do?  I had to!

7 comments :

Jackie said...

I just have to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and how informative and upfront you are on all your endeavours. It is much appreciated.

Cathy K said...

Well OF COURSE you had to! You don’t need to explain it to us!! ;-) I love your rainy spring CQ... I shoulda-coulda done one too because we are STILL getting rain. Hugs, Cathy

Plays with Needles said...

I wouldn't expect any less from you Allie. I'm in the same boat -- I need teeny tiny beads from Beadcats and some things will have to wait until they arrive...Wish I lived near downtown Portland! xo Susan

amy in la said...

Allie: I just found something called "Crazy Quilts Playing Cards Display" to preorder on Amazon books. I read your blog almost daily, but have I missed something? Can you tell us what this is? I love everything I have ever seen you do. I have learned a lot from reading your blog, and would love to know about this new project of yours. Thanks in advance, Amy in LA

FredaB said...

Sometimes a gal has to do what a gal has to do. We all have been there. At least you put yours to good use right away instead of just hoarding it. Can't wait to see it finished.

Hugs
FredaB

Pam Kellogg said...

Oooooh, stash!!!!

jacki said...

Love the glitz and glitter added to the seams. I've added your book to my stash of crazy quilt books. Nice to have the options of breaking away from tradition and creating my own style. I've also ordered from the Fabric Depot ... Thank you for listing your sources for those of us who are following your blogg.