Purchases from Country Threads

Earlier today I showed you a bunch of photos of goodies that I saw at Country Threads…Now I’ll show you what I bought.

Remember me posting here and here about my dislike of paper piecing?  Well you’ll never believe what I bought… a pattern for paper piecing.   What was I thinking?!?!?


In my defense, look at this quilt all finished.


How could I resist?  The blocks are 3″ x 3″ and quilt finishes at 21″ x 27″.  I love it.  I don’t know if I will ever finish the quilt, but I do know I am going to try at least one log cabin block.  If I hate it really bad, I will turn the block into a pincushion.  If I hate it just a little bit, I might make another block.  If I love the block SO much that I can ignore how much I dislike the paper piecing, then I just may finish the quilt.   I still can’t believe I bought a paper piecing pattern especially after all my rants about not liking paper piecing.  I still don’t like it….but oh, I love that little quilt.  It’s a masterpiece.  I wish you could see it in person, you probably would have bought the pattern too.  It’s that darn cute.

I also bought the frame for this wool project.


I’ve had the pattern and have wanted to make it.  Remember that I keep insisting that I want to finish some wool projects.  I figured if I bought the frame, I’d be more likely to finish the project.  Here’s what that project will look like all finished.


I still love this.

I also bought some glue so I can finish up some punch needle projects I have around here.  There are two charm packs there too…


They are packaged up so nicely.   The label says,  “The Good, The Bad & the Ugly.”   Being the word “ugly” was in bold.  That means that the charm squares in the package are suppose to be ugly.  I haven’t opened the packages up yet but from what I can see they are just great.  I only picked the “ugly” packages.  The “good” packages and the “bad” packages, were more expensive.  The cheapskate in me decided to go with the “uglies” and save money.

It was a great trip to Country Threads…My goal is to have one paper pieced block done before I go back to Country Threads again (I know it’s a SMALL goal but at this point, I’d be happy if I made just one..remember it’s me and it’s paper piecing.  One is good.)…oh, I need to finish a wool project by then too.

6 thoughts on “Purchases from Country Threads

  1. Teri

    If you hate paper piecing, just piece those log cabin blocks. If you can finish a quilt with those 1 1/2″ strips, you can certainly piece those log cabin blocks.

  2. Laura

    I have to laugh because the top fabric on the stack to the right is one I like and wish I had bought more of. It’s a “colorful” neutral. :-)

  3. Gloria

    I wish I could have visited Country Threads with you! I just ordered the Twister Table Topper kit. I was tempted by the pattern you purchased so I will be interested in hearing about your progress. I visited Country Threads many years ago (while visiting friends in Iowa) with a non-quilter friend but she was so sweet to ride along with me.

  4. Teresa in Music City

    You may surprise yourself! The more paper piecing you do, the more you may like it, especially when you see how accurate everything is! Love that pattern – hope to see what yours will look like!

  5. Dee

    If you check out Carol Doak’s website she has good hits to make it go smoother -also, love to use the 1/4 of in this case of this size block, the 1/8″ ruler – makes it much smoother – then I chain piece them. Love the accuracy of pp.


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