Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My Prince Has Come!

Well, I'd like to tell you that I have been super productive and gotten lots done this week, but no THAT didn't happen. First off I needed to take Ms. Frances (my Pfaff QE 4.0) in for service. I'm tired of fighting with her when I FMQ. She shreds or breaks thread every time I go backwards, very frustrating. The good news is I have a fabulous dealer (Quilters Corner) that will fix her AND give me a loaner while I'm waiting. Meet Prince William....
How cool is it that the shop names their machines??!!
Since the Prince is the same model as mine, it fits perfectly in my table AND he will FMQ backwards!

While I was out and about yesterday, I did stop by Golden Lane Fabric shop. The place was hopping, they were having their annual 15% off everything sale. Their prices are always good, but 15% off is just crazy.  They carry a lot of Moda, including some solids. So I decided to stock up with some neutrals.

The solids ended up being $5.10/yd, the 10 FQ were under $20 and the 5 pack of blades were about $17. Can't beat that with a stick! Of course good ol' NY puts over 8% back with sales tax.
When I was up visiting my dad this weekend, I stopped at Ivy Thimble to have a look around and came away with these...
Nope, no plans, just loved them.
I also ordered some thread. Aurifil is hard to come by in my neck of the woods, so I tend to order it. Since it's flat $5 for shipping, I decided to stock up!

The purple one behind the two midnights in front is incorrect. I'm hoping to get the correct thread soon.

I did get another panel of my Elephant quilt basted. Not really exciting, it's just a plain navy panel, but work is work.

I also finished all of the wording on my Express your Love quilt. I'm really happy with how my Goddess is turning out.

Here are this weeks stats:
In-process: (3)
Elephant quilt
Express Your Love
Layers quilt

New projects: (0)

Finished (0)

I'm linking up with  Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

Color Me Quilty!


  1. There's a kids' tv programme here where one of the characters has a horse called Prince William, so she's been mucking out Prince William, or dosing Prince William for worms! I hope he's good to you. I love the picture of your basted navy panel - it makes me want to try using coloured thread to hand tie a quilt!

  2. I'm glad you were able to get a machine on loan to use while yours is getting fixed. And look at all those goodies you found.

    Visiting from WIP Wednesday. Have a great day.

  3. Express Your Love is looking amazing,Pat! How great that the shop names their machines!

  4. I can't believe you have a machine called Prince William! You've made some lovely purchases and your goddess quilt is amazing :)

  5. That's so funny a machine called prince William. Although I named my car Sir Charles so I can't really talk.

  6. So exciting all of that new stuff. I havent tried Aurifl yet. I too have to order it. I seems to be the fav of many people.