A View of My Quilt Life

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ending the Suspense!

It's official! 

The suspense I've kept you all in, on the edge of your sewing chairs is over!  

You can all breathe a sigh of relief - I have the fabric I need to finish the Daring Downton Debacle challenge quilt.

In a anti-climatic fashion, I stopped at the LQS that is hosting this challenge, conveniently located right on my drive home from work, popped in and there it was!   They had plenty of the light blue and I snagged a FQ.  As far as the dark blue is concerned, I did have a brief moment of heart pounding - 'is there enough left on the bolt'?

Yes - I needed a yard and a half and there was a yard and three-quarters!  Of course the whole piece came home - no sense tempting the fates.

I did have two back up plans, well, three actually, after all I am an experienced fabric hunter.  The first back up was another LQS that carried the Downton collection but they are an hour from me.  The second back up was the quilt show this week, with the third being the internet.  What, I never mentioned the quilt show?! 

I am heading to the International Quilt Festival in Chicago  (really it's in Rosemont, a suburb, but closer enough).  I'll be attending on Friday, the second day of the show.   I have a few other things I'm hunting though I not sure what they are.  Confused?  So am I.  

Not really, it's just I will be looking for embellishments for the Wicked Challenge quilt and I'm not sure exactly what I need or want, but I'll know it when I find it...hopefully.  


  1. I'm so happy for you to find the fabric. Check that off the list. I think your progress and your decisions are right on. I am caught up and can't wait for the finish. That show would be a blast. Jealous over here....

  2. Hooray!
    Hope you have a wonderful time at the quilt show, and find what you need.