Sunday, September 10, 2006

#14...

Block #14 is finished as of last night:

And, block #15 is finished as of today -- I finished it while watching the Bears whup the Packers! Go Bears! I also finally made the rest of the hst's today, so sometime later this week I should be able to trim and square up the blocks and start putting the top together. I will still need to applique 12 circles onto a border for this quilt, but I think I'll do that after I get the rest put together.
Yesterday we had our BOM class at the lqs and of course spent some time checking out what is new in the shop. This fabric jumped right off the shelf into my arms and screamed at me to take it home. How can you resist something like that? It is a beautiful green from the Bound to the Prairie line of Kansas Troubles from Moda.

In doing Judy's One Hour Quilt last month, I realized that even though I have a ton of stash, most of them are not much more than 1 yard pieces, except for the backings fabrics I buy. And sometimes you just want to put a nice wide border on that is not pieced. So, I bought 3 yards of this fabric.

That was the first purchase I made in September and it was extremely hard not to buy 3 yards each of about 4 more fabrics, but I held my resolve and only bought this one - at 15% off because it was class day -- so I still have $25.53 left in my September quilt budget! Yay me!

Gratitudes:

1. It was a gray, damp, cold and windy day here -- perfect for opening day of football, along with a Chicago Bears win, and chili for dinner!

2. Finishing the applique flowers.

11 comments :

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I can't wait to see all your flowers in one top! This has been fun! Great new fabric - and I hear you about needing "yardage" for borders and such.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Libby said...

You did well on your shopping excursion to only get the one fabric. A pat on the back to ya *s*

quiltpixie said...

way to stick within your budget :-)

Jeanne said...

Love the sound of the gray day and chili!
Jeanne

Hedgehog said...

Well done sticking to the budget! What pretty fabric. And the flower blocks continue to look great!

Karen said...

Can't wait to see these darling flowers put together; latest one is too cute.

Screen Door said...

Packer game was sad--almost sandlot football at the end. It's going to be a long season.....
Melanie

Gail said...

those flower blocks just get better, I couldn't decide on a favorite, but boy, do I want to see the whole thing put together-what fun!

Samantha said...

your flowers are so bright and cheery. Hooray to you for satying on budget, too!

Dona said...

Your flowers are gorgeous, what little girl wouldn't love to cuddy up underneath this delightful quilt. Like the new fabric too.

Norma said...

I am really enjoying seeing each of these flower blocks you are making. I can hardly wait to see the entire quilt top when it is together! Keep us posted on your progress.