Friday, July 24, 2009

Thanks so much for all the 9 patch love....I love it too! I got my backs all made for three projects and I am getting all three pinned today. Finger's crossed I can get them all done today and start quilting tomorrow. I'm not sure about getting both quilts totally done per my Charming Girls wish entry, but I'll try. Good thing they broke up the entry between getting the top complete and getting the top quilted and bound. Some gals send out to long arm quilters so they'd never get anything done in time without that provision.

Now on to doing my part to help stimulate the economy...one priority box at a time as some would say!

Is this not the cutest little quilt kit e-v-e-r? Those tiny little bundles are 3' x 4" goodness!! I saw this in my June 2009 McCall's Quilting and knew I would make a bit smaller version right away. So I figured I'd pop over and pick up a few of the shirtings and colors and be way under the cost for the kit...ha! Almost in no time I had exceeded the kit cost and I had nowhere near the variety...so one lovely call to the store and my kit winged it way to me! Plus since I'm making a smaller version I'll have loads for leftovers. I just love antique looking quilts!

After visiting with a few blog friends Kathie, Janet and Juliann...I've been itching to get a real applique project started soon. I haven't done one since the Birds of a Feather and the Vines and Berries quilt, so I also got busy and ordered the needed colors to make a version of this...or at least one block of that, with a few thrown in there too.

Now if I don't get UP! nothing will get started! Have a great weekend ladies and gents...(are there any men?)!!

13 comments:

Jeanette said...
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Jeanette said...

I love your new kit! Sometimes it's nice to get everything you need all together at once. Who's pattern is the Vines and Berries quilt by? I really like that one.

Stina said...

Love the kit!!! It is going to be a wonderful wonderful quilt!!! :o)))

Lea said...

Aaaawwww..... already I can tell this quilt will be divine!!!

Allie said...

Yummy new kit! Can't wait to see it done!

Libby said...

That will be a fun little project for you. Always a bonus when you know at the start you'll have fabric left over for the stash.

Darlene said...

More fun is going to be happening in your sewing room. Enjoy!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I bought the kit from them at the chicago show this year! Haven't started it - but it is sitting right there by my machine! I love the idea of doing a little one! Hmmm, I may have to copy you!

Wendy said...

That kit looks like something I would buy...I love it all.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG I love that quilt Judy. And those fabrics are wonderful. Cant wait to see when you get started on it.
Hugs

christine said...

LOVE THE KIT! one of my favorite blocks. Don't know how I missed seeing this one. I'm heading out today and will have to look for this issue.

Your box is going with me to the post ...it should be to you in a couple of days.

hugs

Deb said...

I'd recognize those little bundles anywhere!! JJ Stitches!! I am fortunate to live within 3 hours of Julie's store, and let me tell 'ya, it is AWESOME!! I've made several road trips up to Sun Prairie, WI over the years to soak it all in~ always an ahhhh, ohhhh moment when you enter the shop. Julie also makes her way to various shows in the Chicago area, the big one being Quilt Festival in April at Rosemont Convention Center. Any chance that you'll be attending that show in '10? Anyway~enjoy your "Julie-Quilt" !!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I've been reading the same blogs and am desperate to get back in the sewing room and pick up some applique.