Monday, March 9, 2009

Because We've Nothing Better to Do...

My friend T. and I have been bored. Really just sitting around and twiddling our thumbs since our kids went to school last fall.

We've been on a quest for something worthwhile to spend our time on. So on New Years Day, when I went to the local quilt shop for their FABULOUS sale, I signed T and I up for their "Buck A Block" program. Real simple. We show up once a month all year, pick up our block fabric, give them a dollar, run home a sew it up. At the end of the year, we will have this great quilt top, limited time put into it, cheap, and quality time spent together. Easy peasy, lemon squizzy. Right??

We picked up our first fabric/block the last Saturday in February. Some glitch with a fabric mill in Asia for the "Snowflake" fabric made them behind. Starting out behind is something both of us are very familiar with.


Upon their recommendation, we purchased these: "Thangles". They are supposed to make your points "perfect". The store owner explained in great detail how they work. Mmhhmm. We smiled and nodded, and as soon as we got home, read the instructions and were still confused. But we are two bright girls, and eventually figured it out.


These are our finished blocks. I think they turned out great for first timers.



I also purchased these two fabrics. That is the idea, get us in the store once a month to see all the stuff we cannot live without. It worked.



Got any great ideas of what I can do with this fabric? It was too cute to leave there.

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Lisa (the mom) said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the green with the children. Is it larger than just a square? If so, make a pillowcase top for Bea. There are a number of free patterns/instructions online. I've made a few for Ellie and Josie. Really easy and cute with shorts in the summer. If it ever comes...