Holidays Part 2: Shopping

Ah yes, shopping. While we were visiting my sister in Edmonton, we just happened to visit a couple of quilt stores!

Our first stop was Quincy’s Quilting in Leduc (just south of Edmonton). I bought a couple of rulers and no fabric. And yes, there was a lovely sleepy dachshund in the store!

At Lori’s Country Cottage I bought a few Studio 180 rulers and my husband bought some fabric … I didn’t buy any fabric. Do you remember in August, for the Island Batik challenge, I used the “Four Patch Square Up” ruler and how much I LOVED it? (see HERE) Well, I bought 4 more Studio 180 rulers. I can’t wait until I’m able to play with them!!!

Design Wall


I finished all the blocks that I need for the Scrappy Repro quilt. And here’s some of the blocks – ready to be organized into groups to start sewing them together.


I’m working on October’s Island Batik challenge (sorry, no pictures, yet)!

Stash Report

SS yellow

No finishes, but my husband bought fabric from the sale area at one of the quilt stores. He rationalized it all. The red might be enough for a backing, the bug fabric will go in the quilt he’s planning (for me to make) and the green is to add to my stash because he thinks I need more green). I think he is an enable-er.

  • Fabric Used this week      0 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:        261 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      35 yards
  • Net Fabric used                    237.5  yards
  • Husband’s purchases: 11.5 yards

Stitchin’ Time

On Sept. 6, I stated that I had stitched 13 out of 13 days in September … that was SEW incorrect! Impossible to stitch for 13 days when only 6 days had passed … it should have read “6 / 6“!!!

I only sewed one day while we were away.

  • January – July: 239 / 243
  • 30 min days/  Sept:   10 / 20
  • Total days in 2020: 249 / 263
  • Percentage = 94% 

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces


I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”

2 week’s ago list:

  1. Work on Scrappy Repro √   done
  2. Welcome Fall project √   done
  3. Work on Oct. Island Batik project √   done
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes.  √   done

This week’s list:

  1. Work on Scrappy Repro
  2. Work on Oct. Island Batik project
  3. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes.  

No changes from the last report …


This is Week 3 of a delightful blog hop. So many projects that are not quilts, but are using Island Batik’s wonderful amazing fabrics! Make sure you visit the other Island Batik Ambassadors that are showing their byAnnie creations! 


September 21

Carolina Asmussen

Sandra Walker

September 22

Jennifer Fulton

Pamela Boatright

Jennifer Strauser

September 23

Denise Looney

Maryellen McAuliffe

September 24

Megan Best

Jennifer Thomas

For your opportunity to win some AWESOME fabrics – a fat quarter pack of Urbanization or Nouveau Soul check out the Rafflecoper at Island Batik’s blog.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    


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22 thoughts on “Holidays Part 2: Shopping

  1. Well, that is a great endorsement for the rulers if you love them that much to buy a whole lot more. Your husband is awesome and well worth the investment to train! I love how there is fabric entering your house that does not have to be fessed up on the yards in tally. For that matter, I am beyond impressed that you have used over 260 yards of fabric this year. Amazing! I deferred my PhD this year…. having a gap year. lol. Thanks for sharing at the Chameleon’s Colour & Inspiration party.

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    • Hi Dione!
      I did love using the ruler! I was amazed at the accuracy (definitely not my strong point!).
      It’s ok to defer your PHD … that happens! Life happens!
      Thanks for hosting Chameleon’s Colour & Inspiration party! I love seeing the colours!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  2. Hi Gail! I like how DH thinks and rationalizes . . . but I also agree that he’s an enabler. With a capital “E”, I might add. Love all pieces for the Scrappy Retro quilt – that looks like great fun. Plus it looks like you are ready to go – just some sewing and you’ll quickly be to the quilting stage. Yay for all those checkmarks on last week’s list. Thanks for linking up. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne,
      I will tell him that he is a capitalized Enabler! 🙂
      Ah, the sewing of the scrappy Retro is taking it’s time … too much other behind the scenes work!
      Thanks for hosting “To Do”
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Thanks, Kimberly!
      My husband doesn’t sew and I just add “his” fabric into my stash. I must admit, I do like the fact that I don’t have to hide any of it from him! 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Hi Emily!
      No, I don’t have any plans for them … yet … these were rulers that the store had and I remember being totally impressed with what fellow ambassadors had created with them!!! SEW … it will be play time … some day … 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Yup, I’ll keep him! But, I did have to train him. The first time, I gave him a pattern and said, “I need fabric for this.” What he picked out was totally different than what I would have, but I made the quilt and he’s been gung-ho ever since! 🙂


  3. Ah hem…where are the pics of your husband’s fabrics? 😉
    What are his plans for them? 😀
    Enjoy the 180 rulers. I have one for triangle in a square, so I am particularly interested in seeing the corner beam at work.

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    • Hi Terry,
      Hubby’s fabrics are further down in the post … along with what he intended for them! 🙂
      It’ll be a bit before I play with the rulers … but play, I will!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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