Thursday, April 15, 2010

I Can't Believe I'm Keeping Up!

I can't believe I've been keeping up with my $5 quilt blocks. If I do my block, bring it to the meeting and am on time, I don't have to pay for the next block. Not having to pay for the next block must really appeal to me! I find the bit of instruction and tips given in the meeting really valuable too. On this block I didn't cut my fabric correctly. I read 2 - 2 7/8" squares instead of 2 3 7/8" squares. So I was off to the quilt shop to get replacement fabric. In other words, this wasn't a free block!
Lesson Learned: Slow down when reading cutting instructions. Reading is Fundamental!

Also this week the mailman brought me a lovely package from Julia! I didn't get home while it was light out until tonight and still did not get a decent picture. She had a contest and I won these amazing vintage linens and some other goodies! Thank you Julia!
If you've never visited Julia's Blog - it's amazing the wonderful garments for kids she makes. I don't know how she does it! And she is super sweet too. Don't ya just love blogging friends?!

23 comments:

Pat said...

I love your block.....the colors and fabrics are great!!!

imquilternity said...

Congratulations on winning those lovely linens!

Barb said...

The block is wonderful and I am so glad you are keeping up....

Annie said...

In DC they pay kids in school for learning to read. So this is just the adult fun variation on a theme. And just think... if they hadn't given you the freebie, it would have cost you twice as much!

The block looks teriffic!

Margaret said...

Good that you're keeping up on the quilt blocks! Bummer on the cutting mistake though. Oh well! It's a pretty block! Great prize from Julia too!

Heidi said...

A wonderful new block! I had to smile because someone who I taught to quilt just told me that she always remembers what I taught her about reading well and then rechecking you have it right before you start. Congratulations on that wonderful win! You are one lucky lady. Will some of those beauties find their way onto a quilt project one day?

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Carol said...

Great job, Jackie--I know the idea of getting my next block free would be all the incentive I'd need to finish, too!

Your vintage linen win looks like fun--that is one of the first things I look for at a thrift shop or yard sale...

Deb said...

I think that those Block of the Month programs are great because you can make a whole quilt for next to nothing!!! I love your block - it's perfectly pieced and the colors are really great. Sorry about the cutting error, but I don't think that you can be a quilter and not cut things wrong once in a while!

And wow on all the linens. Congratulations on willing all of those. They're beautiful.

Beth said...

What a haul!!!!

alethia said...

Love the block and winning those vintage items is wonderful.

yarnjourney said...

Congrats on your wonderful win! I looking forward to see what you make with the vintage linens. I love your block too, especially how the dark blue fabric brings out all the other colors. I don't always read the instructions right the first time either. Nice to know I am not the only one. :)

Sharlotte said...

This block looks great Jackie!! Don't you just hate it when you miscut something?! I usually buy my fabric and not get around to the project while the replacement fabric , should I need any , is still at the store! I must learn to stop that! Like you said, Reading is Fundamental!

Zlaty said...

Wow lots of pretty goodies! I HAVE TO GO CHECK JULIA'S BLOG! Your block looks pretty! You can make a beautiful quilt at the end of the year!

Happy sewing!

Susan said...

Oh Jackie, I love your block...the colors are wonderful!

Congratulations on your win! I really admire Julia's work...she makes some amazing things!

Theresa said...

I love your block!!! The colors are so beautiful!!! Sorry that it was the wrong size...

What a great package you got there!!! So many wonderful treasures!!!

Micki said...

Your block is stunning and congrats on winning the wonderful package!
Micki

Kim D. said...

Love your block, looks like a fun projects. I wish my lqs would have this program. Congrats on winning those beautiful vintage goodies. Lucky you!!

Littlebit said...

Your quilt block is wonderful!!

Julia said...

I'm glad you like your winnings! I was so glad you were the winner, because I knew you would appreciate the things I was sending. It was fun to read the comments that others had about the things I sent you, too.
Your block is beautiful. It makes me feel better about myself that you made this mistake. I hate it for you, however. i do stuff like that all the time. That's why my motto is "Take your time so you don't waste your time." However, I don't follow my own advice very often.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Your block looks great! Love the colors and layout. Look at all those wonderful points! I try to remember my father and grandfather when I cut. "Measure twice, cut once". Doesn't always work though.

Siobhan said...

Love the quilt block! Lucky you with that win--beautiful linens!

Suzanne said...

Lovely block!

Congratulations on your win! I collect vintage linen and have an enormous linen case that I store them in.

Linda said...

Super that you're keeping up with the blocks! The money (or no money) motivation really makes a difference, doesn't it? You're a lucky lady! Looks like you're having fun.