Monday, January 21, 2013

Weekly Progress - Local Quilt Store Day

Support your local quilt store on Thursday! I won't be, because I have something much better to do. ;) And there's only one thing in the world that would make me miss a quilt store sale! {Okay, two, but the Little Man isn't due home until summer.}

I am lucky to live near the largest quilt shop in Oklahoma, Prairie Quilt. The store is a great fit for me because she carries everything...the Japanese prints in Fall-gyle, the reproduction prints in Cat Tails, the modern fabrics in the Starburst pillow, and the solids in the Saturday Sampler. Plus kiddie prints and homespun and flannel and florals and batiks and tons of blenders. 

They've been working hard to evolve with the newer quilters while retaining their older base. I remember when I first went in 2009, there was no modern there's a whole room. But instead of giving up a room, the store expanded upwards to keep offering everything else.

So what have I been doing with all that local fabric this past week?

Heart Wall Hanging - quilted, bound, and getting handstitched!

Boardwalk - all the blue blocks are done. There's five, though, not four. The other one must be camera shy. The pink ones are now leaders/enders. Then I need to figure out how many I'm making before cutting into the rest of the stack.

Saturday Sampler 2012 - went right past my goal of three for January and pieced another three. Three to go!

{Design Wall} I'm now flipping blocks to determine which ones will be regular and which will be on point. Since there's 12 sets, I want at least one from each to be on point.

Cat Tails - cat set #3 pieced. The light blue is one of those prints that I don't know what I was thinking when I picked it. Except, the selvage says 2006, and I wasn't buying fabric back then! Maybe it was a giveaway or a freebie? It's actually kind of growing on me... It's kind of Hemingway-Key-West-y.

Fall-gyle - finally put on my big girl panties and finished the quilting on this. On UFO Sunday, no less! Now that it's trimmed and ready for binding...still don't like it. And I have nothing to bind it, so it sits...again.

Starburst Pillow - picked Bone for my background and did this week's assignment. With bonus HSTs!

{Fifteen Minute Challenge} Red, Cream/Neutral, Pink, White, Black/White, Grey, and Brown are sorted! Which means I left the big projects (Green & Blue) for last. Hmm, I think I'll do Purple today...

Fifteen Minute Challenge @ Life In Pieces
UFO Sunday @ the Free Motion Quilting Project 
Design Wall Monday @ Patchwork Times 
BOMs Away Mondays @ What A Hoot 
Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story 
WiP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced
Stash Blaster @ Prairie Sunrise
Rainbow Scrap Challenge @ So Scrappy
Starburst Quilt Along @ Happy Quilting


  1. Way to go with the extra blocks!! So, your hubby gets home Thursday??!! :D

  2. Lots of great stuff going on in your sewing world! Love the cats, I made some of those too :)

  3. Wow - lots of projects going on at the same time. Love how much variety you have and really like the argyle quilt!

  4. Great projects. I think my favorites are the Cats and tails and the Saturday Sample. I love the colors in those blocks!!

  5. love that Sampler and the colors are so wonderful. It is quite a dramatic quilt. Great job!

  6. That cat block has to be cutest I have ever seen

  7. Lots of projects. I have to admit I'm amazed at anyone who can work on more than two or three at a time and actually work on them. I'm particularly intrigued by Cat's Tail. I wonder what it will look like when it is put together.

  8. Love the cats. I finished block 1 before the business trip this week. You've had another great week. Lots of fun stuff getting done in the sewing room.

  9. Cool boardwalk blocks, and I continue to just love your Saturday Sampler!