Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Serendipity

That's exactly what it is.

Last week, Nicole sent me a lovely Jelly Roll of Moda's Folklorique line as a prize for having the messiest sewing table. (Hubby wonders why we are rewarding such behavior, but what does he know?) The colors are lovely for sure and as I was looking at it, I kept wondering why it looked so familiar.

I pulled out a pattern I purchased on my trip to visit Becky last month called Jelly Roll Jive by A Graceful Stitch. I loved this pattern at first glance, and a double bonus--two patterns for the price of one--and I liked them both! Well, long story short, the quilt on the left is made using the Folklorique line, so I hopped over to my favorite fabric search engine Quiltshops.com and found everything I wanted in this line to complete the quilt as pictured. Not that much, a couple of yards of red and a yard of cream. Helping the US economy is our patriotic duty, right? If you've not visited the site, beware--it can be habit-forming, but it is easier than going from shop to shop yourself if you are looking for something specific. Let me say that I did participate in a local customer appreciation shop hop on Saturday and hit all of my local stores without finding any of the fabric I needed.

Always shop local first, ladies, we want our LQS's to stay in business, don't we?

I also have been appliqueing like a fiend on a couple of Friendship Blocks for guild and my Verna Mosquera BOM from Thimble Creek. The witch for January arrived a few days ago and I was able to finish her while watching the Stupid Bowl on Sunday. I don't like the way her bum sits on her broom, so I'm going to fix that. I'm also not crazy about the broomstick being uneven, and may fix that as well. The Owl and the Pussycat are in progress, but very complicated, so won't be done for a few days.


5 comments:

canquilt said...

I didn't know about the quilt shops online site. I went there after reading your blog, and I left there with 12 new yards of 4 different trials for borders for my Mennonite quilt. Thanks for the info.

Karrin Hurd said...

Looks like you did great. Love that witch!

Anonymous said...

Those jelly rolls are just too lucious!

Sistah Becky

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Quiltshops.com is new to me, too. Uh-oh. I think you and I feel the same way about the football game that was played last Sunday. Great applique, Jan!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

"The Stupid Bowl" - okay that's hilarious.

And I have to say that I honor you for you support of the US Economy. You're such a good girlie! ;)