Ok - I said on Wednesday I would be back the next day, but I totally wasn't. I even pinky swore. Thursday I spent the whole day in bed with a flu virus that knocked me sideways. Friday I was a little better and managed to drive over to the long armed Chris's to pick up my single girl quilt and today - well, I'm back.
Is it week 3 of the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along? I think so. I'm not really keeping score. I have 2 new blocks to show though...
Numbers 4 and 111 (basket weave and wrench). I'm loving making these blocks but I admit I'm sticking to the simples so far because I cannot be bothered with printing out the templates. I have just one criticism of the book and that's the templates are all on separate pages and there's no measurements. If it wasn't for the quilt along I don't think I'd have bothered and would have most likely thrown my rattle out the pram and stomped about a bit. Maybe one of these days I'll write my own sampler book (yeah, right...) Luckily my super hero in a quilted cape, Pat Sloan, has hooked me up with a set of Marti Mitchell templates. I'm a sucker for rulers, I have a feeling I'll cope better with those trickier blocks with plastic templates as my weapon. (Just click on the link over to Pat's website - check out the pic of her in the header. Doesn't she look like the naughtiest person alive? Peering over her glasses with that 'hey, I'm totally up to no good here' look on her face. )
And I accidentally clicked on buy a couple of times this past week or so....
I picked up some fat eighths of Liberty prints from Sunflower Fabrics and signed up to their monthly club (a bundle of F8s a month - that has to be a good thing) and some super awesome black prints by Lakehouse Dry Goods from Fat Quartershop (which came so fast you'd be forgiven for thinking they were using magic to ship overseas).
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