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Saturday, February 24, 2007

More SBS blocks and more shopping

Okay, so I am a naughty girl. I found this yummy bundle of Serendipity Brushed Woven at Fat Quarter Quilters, and it was marked down, so the decision to buy them wasn't very hard to make. I think they will make it into a snugly quilt for the sofa at my family’s summer house. When I’ll make it? Well, that depends on how much time I get between other projects... Anyway, they arrived today, I conquered the snow and wind and went down to the post office to pick them up. When I got back home I just sat down stroking them - they are so soft!


While I was at it, I also bought a charm pack to go with my collection of charm packs. I think I have enough now for a fair size quilt and hope I can start making something out of them before long. I have been thinking more and more about making hour glass blocks – I really like the blocks Patti at Quilting is my passion is working on, and I think I want to make something in that direction.

I have managed to make some more blocks for my SBS this week as well. It is a mix of machine piecing, hand piecing and hand appliqué. I'm rather pleased with how they turned out. But I feel I'm sort of loosing my patience with this project. That is not the best way of expressing how I feel, but I can't find some other way of saying it, but what do I mean by that? Although I love the journey/learning process it is to make a quilt like this, I want it to move along a bit faster:-) But I guess that's up to me..? I think it's just the thing that I'm half way at making my blocks, and I wish I could make more at the same time, speed it up a bit. Okay, now I'm rambling...


Today I have been cutting paper foundations for a few more blocks, and I hope I will be able to cut the fabric later tonight. So once again my living room floor is covered in quilting gadgets:-) (the FQ books (they are great, by the way) are lying there scince I recieved my brushed wovens - I just had to see if I could find a pattern to use - and I think I found one in 11 Laps From Fats!)


12 comments:

May Britt said...

Uff...nå har du fristet meg med den linken der du kjøpte stoffene. De har flere bundles på tilbud som jeg har lyst på. Har du unngått å få toll på stoffene. Jeg har ikke turt å kjøpe fra utlandet før men...........

meggie said...

I love the look of those blocks you have done- love the colours.
How exciting to get the new fabric, so soft & lovely gentle colours.

Su Bee said...

That SBS quilt is going to be stunning - can't wait to see it! And it is our beholden duty to relieve over-burdened quilt-shop owners of their excess stock. You go, girl!

Wendy said...

Oh it's so much fun to buy new fabrics...touch them...look at them...touch them again.

gwen said...

I know the feeling about the impatient feeling bit. You have a kind of unrest, you want to move along, start something new but not before that one is finished, hence the dilemna. Close your eyes, fondle your wonderful new fabrics, and it will go, well most of the time anyway! Your SBS is turning beautiful. Have fun!

pamina (laurence) said...

What do you name SBS ? You blocks are beautiful !

Thank you for visiting my blog : we are allthe same, so much to sew and so little time !

Patti said...

What pretty fabrics - I love shopping onlin and get in trouble at that shop!

The hourglass blocks are really fun. Just don't kid yourself like I did - this is NOT a quick-to-complete project. Whatever made me think I could finish it in a weekend?

Rose said...

I love those fabrics, great checks!!! ur blocks are so pretty, cant wait to see it finished.

lappemor said...

I love your fabrics, AND your blocks! I'll have to check out that link. It's almost March, and I will no longer be on a "fabric diet" which pretty much feels like torture, and is a lot worse than being on a fat loss diet :)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Those fat quarters are beautiful. And the book Laps from Fats is one great book. The second book is wonderful, as well. I can't wait to see what you make!

Dawn said...

Oh Anne, those brushed wovens are SO ME! I want to reach right in and touch them! I have both the Laps from Fats and the second book. Did you ever see my quilt I made from the second one? It turned out amazing.... lets see, here is the link:
http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2007/02/nothing-new-going-on.html
The quilt on the wall is from the second book.

Samantha said...

The SBS blocks look fantastic! I understandthe frustration about wanting things to go faster- sometimes I have to do a small, satisfying finished project during a longer project... Good luck :-)