Monday, September 26, 2011

Birthday Weekend

I started my birthday weekend by going to the Quilt-A-Fair at the Boulder Fairgrounds with Rachel, Ben, Katie, and Maggie.  Greg watched the older 3 kids.  It was so neat to see so many different styles of quilts.  Last year was my first year going to the fair and I love that it combines two things I love: quilting and trade shows!  It is an extra bonus that it is always on my birthday weekend and it gives me a great excuse to go without the kids (at least the older ones and Rachel and I are planning on going next year without any kids at all!).  There were a few booths that had some really great prices on fat quarters.  I decided it would be a good time to start looking for fabric for my Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt.  When I got the book this summer I decided I wanted to do it in colors inspired by Maggie's car seat cover.  Finding fabrics was easier since I had Maggie's car seat with me.  I am getting excited about seeing this one come together.  I think it will be a really cheerful quilt.  I love the citrus colors!

fabric to make a Farmer's Wife Sampler

a fat quarter that Katie loved
Katie enjoyed helping me find fabrics that would work in the quilt.  She found the red and white fat quarter here that didn't quite match, but she was so helpful and really loved this one so I bought it anyway.  Evidently, I will do anything for a niece who tells me she wants to learn to quilt!

Butterscotch and Rose charm pack from Beccy
Saturday evening, I opened up a package from Beccy that included a Butterscotch and Rose charm pack!  I have really liked the fabric online, but I wasn't sure what the colors would look like in person.  It turns out to be exactly what I was picturing.  Greg also liked the colors.  Last night I figured out that the reason we like this fabric collection so much is because it combines all of the colors Greg and I have used to decorate our home.  I think we have had all of these colors in our bedroom at one point or another and this should make a quilt that Greg and I will like for many years to come!

Greg also took me out to dinner, I got the chance to go shopping downtown with Kimberly, and Maggie decided to roll over for the first time on my birthday!  This was one of the best birthdays I have had in years.  I feel really blessed.


  1. I'm so glad you had a great birthday!

  2. Hi Abby! I wasn't able to reply to your comment on my blog, so I came over here to say hi! Thanks so much for commenting, and for voting for my quilt. Have a great day!