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. 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. 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. 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. 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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