Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Still snowing

Yesterday, we made the 3 hr 15 minute drive to Fredericton for a doctor's appointment. The quilt shop that was there is now closed, so I could only shop at Fabricville. I don't have a membership card because I only get there about once a year. They've changed their policy and most of the sales and specials only apply to those with a card. And wow, fabric prices have gone up! I bought a couple of pieces that I need now and I think I'll order the rest online. Even with shipping, it's cheaper.
Here is the white cotton with my stencilled and spritzed snowflakes all finished.

I picked up a couple of batik pieces that I thought would match and I've added a piece of royal blue cotton velvet that I've used discharge paste on.

It was a bit fiddly with the paper; I applied the paste with a sponge brush and then pressed wax paper over it once on the velvet so that I could rub it. I had no idea if it would work until I ironed it. The snowflakes are even clearer and brighter than I expected or wanted but it will work fine with some machine quilting.

The plan is to piece and quilt a table runner with the different fabrics. I can't wait to put it together but it will have to wait until tomorrow.
I'm off to the library to tutor an adult student from the upgrading class where I used to teach.

8 comments:

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Holly - Have you ever gone to this quilt shop on York in Fredericton? I haven’t been to it for years though I used to visit it almost every week when I had to travel to see the TMJ specialist in F’ton. It seems to me I used to almost always find something to buy...lol

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Am loving your snow flakes!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

Lee D said...

That is so interesting. can't go wrong ordering from Connecting Threads.

elle said...

Sadly I am also experiencing that ordering on line is working better than in person. Your snowflakes are very sparkly!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very pretty Holly

Glenda said...

Very nice Holly.

pegsplace said...

I love those snowflakes! I will have to go back and see your previous posts about how you are making them...with paper? Very pretty and innovative. We don't have many placce to buy quilter's cotton here, basic Fabricville and I agree, many times the prices are high. I head for the sales rack every time, sometimes finding a good bargain at $3 and then I buy the rest of the bolt ;).

Regina said...

That seems to be a very interesting technique, looks great!