Wednesday, February 20, 2008

It's My Life

My heading has absolutely nothing to do with my post, I just can't get that Bon Jovi song out of my head today.

I'm not sure why this quilt doesn't photograph well, but it doesn't - it's much prettier up close and personal - and it's soooo soft.

I had another lovely day yesterday with the 'ladies who quilt', although I'm not convinced they meet to quilt, I have my suspicions that they meet to eat! I had to leave early to join my bowling team so I missed the chocolate fondue with fresh fruit!!!! Probably just as well as I'm not sure how much longer my diet (or lack thereof) can stand all these quilt get togethers.

Louise managed to turn these into this:

Louise also had some beautiful embroidered blocks that she was planning to incorporate into a quilt top. She embroidered them on batting, so that when the top was completed and another layer of batting added, the blocks would have a trapunto effect. I'd never seen that done before, but it looked like a great idea!

I spent the day working on a kit I bought off Ebay quite some time ago. It's a John Flynn pre-cut Wheel of Mystery pattern done in flannel fossil ferns. This is my first attempt at curved piecing and I'm not so sure flannel was my best fabric to start with.

I just stuck these on my design wall when I came home - they will not stay this way as I've got some dark and lights mixed up the wrong way. The picture on the right is just to prove I did do something other than eat.

I ordered a pattern last week and was thrilled to find it in my mailbox tonight when I got home.

It's called 'One for the Money' and what I found so intriguing is it's made from ONE striped fabric. I purchased it from Grizzly Gulch Gallery and I was very pleased to see they charged me actual shipping costs to ship to Canada. Trust me, this doesn't happen very often.

In anticipation of receiving this pattern, I just HAD to buy some striped fabric as stripes are usually something I steer clear of when buying for my stash. Here's what I picked up on the 50% off table at my local quilt store. I just hope the repeat isn't too small for the pattern to work. Heaven forbid I should actually wait until I have the pattern to run out and buy the fabric.

If Blogger doesn't fix Spell Check soon, everyone is going to find out I really can't spell!

1 comment:

SandyQuilts said...

Hey I bought that pattern too. No fabric yet. Love your fabric.