This and That

I finally got down to business and made a "gnome home" for the Incredible Shrinking Quilters' Bee for Sharon.  My daughter helped by drafting up some house plans.

Gnome house ideas

Her teacher would've been impressed with her application of geometry.

Ultimately, we concluded that any decent gnome would live in a tree:

gnome home

I found myself with an extra hour Thursday afternoon before I needed to pick my daughter up from school and made a trip to Beverly's.


They had quite a lot of  Heather Ross' Lightening Bugs fabric line scattered throughout the store.  It kills me though, that they don't group fabrics by designer lines, or at least don't do a good job of it, so one has to literally go through the entire stock when looking for specific fabrics.  But I digress.  I picked up the dogs in ochre, a yard and it was priced under $9 - I've seen this print on etsy at grossly inflated prices.  It coordinates with the dots and plants (I have a vast amount of this).  I picked up the brown brint, a repro from Marcus Bros., I thought it coordinated with the ochre.

Now, I'm not sure what I want to do with my collection.  I may be convinced to do a "giveway" or swap in the near future .....


Dee said...

I'm impressed with her architectural (sp? lol) skills also. Isn't it fun when the kiddoes chip in and help us with our projects!

I went shopping this weekend and had the same problem you did, fabric lines all over the place. Makes me upset because I don't have the time (bummer!) to go through every bolt and look for ones that are the same designer.

Love the fabrics you bought and the tree is awesome!

Rebekah said...

What a cute block! I love the gnome tree. Your daughter's picture of the block layout with labels is too cute.

My fabric store is laid out by color and has the Heather Ross fabrics scattered around the store too. I forget about the line until I happen upon it in another shelf in the store.