While at International Quilt Festival I bought a pretty cool tote...along with thousands of other people. For those of you who wern't there, it looks like this:
It's the coolest bag ever! Other designs can be found at Patty Reed Designs. It's called the Insta-Tote.
The booth across from ours at the show was Shades Textiles. Ever since reading Jennifer Chiaverini's new book, "The Aloha Quilt", Mom and I thought it would be cool to make a Hawaiian Quilt. Of course, neither of us have the attention span to do that much hand applique. Plus, we'd have to find a pattern or a book to buy anyway, right? At Shades Textiles I was able to buy some Hawaiian quilt blocks that are pre-cut, they have a positive and a negative image so Mom and I can each have one, AND they already have the fusible on them. Does it get any better than that? Plus the website has video instructions on how to proceed with our pre-cuts! These are the two I bought (Hula Flower in Aqua & Santa's On His Way in Green):
I can't wait to layer them up and start appliquéing on them!!