Saturday, June 13, 2009

Progress

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Progress on my 9 patch quilt along blocks.  Its not going so fast, I think its the fact that there is a deadline, if you’d even call it that.  When I have to work on something, I don’t.  Like cleaning the oven or organizing my food storage, I’m trying to convince myself it will be really fun.  Anyways, I have 29 of these done, and realized most of them have yellow in them.  I’m going with a red, yellow, green and blue color scheme.  Most are retro-ish prints, since that was the initial idea.

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And……you know my complaining and whining that there are NO good quilts shops close to me?  (as my husband and Mom nod in unison) Well, I’m totally embarrassed to say that I found a totally adorable shop 8 dang miles from me!  I’ve lived here a year and now I’m kicking myself.   As my husband said at least I saved A LOT of money not knowing it was there.  I bought that bright green fabric because it kind of looks like chicken feet.  Kind of.  Speaking of chicken feet did you know in Mexico they eat chicken feet, especially in soup.  Time for lunch!

17 comments:

Aunt Spicy said...

Can you work that quilt-store-finding-magic in my area? :-) Love the squares, the prints and colors all work so well together!

rachel griffith said...

oooh your nine patch quilt is going to be awesome!!!

8 miles!!!
and he's right about the saving money thing.
you know i live 3 doors down from a quilt shop, right???
not. even. joking.

the chicken feet print & the blue polka dot print are my fav out of that bunch!!!

~Michelle~ said...

I think that print is chicken feet - if it's Tula Pink's Nest line...

I like your blocks, they make me happy!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

"As my husband said at least I saved A LOT of money not knowing it was there"
LOL!! Soooooooo true! :)
Your blocks look great. I can't work under deadlines either. I stopped taking custom quilt orders because I just can't work under that kind of pressure. That probably sounds silly but it's true! :)

Stephanie said...

love the jumbo green and yellow polka dots on white.
chicken feet in mexico? . . . it's true.
here's proof:
http://elderdrewromney.blogspot.com/2009/05/rain-started-here.html

Andi said...

They eat chicken feet in china too. Who knew?
Your 9-patches are looking fab.
Looking forward to seeing what comes out of your new 'local' fabric shop.
Andi :-)

Leslie said...

oooh so pretty! i would love to have a shop that close to me...but my husband would agree with yours because i can spend on fabric.

brooke @ littlelegwarmers.etsy said...

hi! i love checking in on your blog from time to time-- it is so inspirational! you do amazing work, and i am always always excited to see what you've come up with!

i am having a fabric swap over at my blog, if you are interested :)
http://littlebrooke.blogspot.com/2009/06/fabric-swap.html

take care

brooke
www.littlegwarmers.etsy.com

amandajean said...

your husband sounds alarmingly like mine!!! how fun that you found the shop though! love your 9 patches. and your chicken feet fabric.

Stephanie said...

Hey! I live 10 dang miles from there! Cool! Also, check out Abigayle's Quiltery in olmsted falls - very neat place. Stitch Cleveland is also another store, they have a blog... with Amy Butler on it!

GloJoeSews said...

I love your blocks--u can never have too much red! BTW, my mother-in-law used to make chicken foot soup. It was so gross! The little chicken feet get all plumped and puckered up and she used to love to eat those little foot pads. Ugh! Just the memory of it grosses me out! I won't even tell you about the cabeza (goat's head) they used to eat! The kids used to play cops and robbers with the jab bone "guns" they'd make after eating!!!!

Brenda said...

I love that chicken feet fabric. You have inspired me to make another quilt.

Gray Matters said...

Your nine patches look great - I'm so far behind, but you've inspired me to kick it in gear!

Heather said...

so pretty--love the colors and your new shop find. I need to decide about my backing. . . would love to find a sheet that would work, but know I can piece up something, too.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I see that Tina Givens chandelier peeking out there!

susan said...

they eat chicken feet?? oh no! say it isnt so!!
i am lurving on your fabrics!!

Jopsy said...

My husband agrees with yours, I discovered quilting & a 6 mile away quilt shop this summer. I love your 9 squares-lovely choice of fabrics, I'm just about to embark on my first bigger quilt !(I bought a cutting mat & rotary cutter this week-WOW!)

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