Friday, May 15, 2009

helping the economy...

I'm still keeping my pennies close to the vest, like I'm sure everyone else is at the moment too...but I still find time to do a tiny bit of shopping here and there to do my part. Kathie mentioned something the other day about going through cycles of fabric desires...ie: liking or wanting to work with a new 'type" of fabric every so often. I go through that too. Mostly when I find a new blog and LOVE the look of everything they do, or I delve into my quilt books and see older reproduction quilts that call my name.

On that front I did a tiny bit of sale shopping. One of my favorite online stores... Glorious Color... had all their Jay McCarroll fabrics on sale and I could hold out no more. These are just too cute! I sooo loved him on Project Runway! Speaking of that show...does anyone else find it ODD that they wanted more exposure so they moved to ???Lifetime??? When did Lifetime, the sappy Joan Collins, Danielle Steels movie network become better and more popular that BRAVO??? Huh? Am I the only one scratching my head? Not to mention Bravo has their own show now, which I haven't watch yet...just seen the commercials. Seriously? Lifetime?

Okay back to fabrics. I've been eyeing some lovely Trip Around the World doll quilts and small quilts in my antique books, so I had to supplement my solids stash. I think all I have is a few reds, greens and blues, so these being on sale I thought I'd go for a nice smattering of colors. They look goofy together but they will look nicer when just the right colors are mixed together.

Lastly, I *finally* finished the Nine Orange Pumpkins block for the ABC sampler. I got so stuck and just laid it aside. It was sewing all those tiny letters and really not liking how they looked, but determined to use only cotton in this quilt. So I stopped. But I picked it up again 2 nights ago and got moving and finished. So I'm satisfied with them. Not 100% but they are small and there's 3 layers of fabric under those tiny letter legs that are barely 1/4" in width. I wanted to make them bigger but wasn't sure if the block could stand the size and now I think maybe it could have gone a tiny bit bigger. But hey...I'm about 95% happy and 95% ain't all bad!

Now on to the Rooster and Santa!! Happy Quilting weekend ladies!!

12 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow....I didn't realize I was at the "right blog" when I see that fabric. This is Judy right? How fun for work with something different! I do spot a little bunny one that is quite adorable!! Now that pumpkin quilt is just too CA-uuuuuuuuute.

Libby said...

9 Orange Pumpkins is the whole reason I wanted to make that quilt. I had been seeing the blocks show up in the shop when Cheri was teaching the class . . . . then NOP appeared and I couldn't wait for my chance to make that quilt *s*

Karen said...

I am not familiar with the Jay McCarroll line of fabric. It is different for you. I suppose you have something in mind to make with it. It will be interesting to see what you do with it.
Pumpkin quilt is so good. I am thinking it must be a Cherie pattern.

Janet said...

What a collection of fabric there. I think you did a wonderful job on the pumpkin block with the tiny applique pieces, well worth the effort I'd say

Carol said...

I LOVE the 9 Orange Pumpkins!

Lurline said...

I'm glad someone else is as naughty as I am and love you pumpkin quilt, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dixie said...

Looks wonderful, Judy. Press on!

Wendy said...

I get the same urge once in a while, need to get some different fabric to play with. I love the pumpkins, congrats on a wonderful finish.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Judy I love the pumpkin block. OMG it's wonderful. you've got alot of projects going on over there. Love the new color combos too. There happy colors.

Gran said...

Wow, Judy - you have a great blog. I plan on stopping by often.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, look at all those yummy fabrics -- you're going to be having a great time quilting!

Lea said...

9 Orange pumpkins is so cute. I love those pumpkins and you did a wonderful job for those letters. I love it!