Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Productive: In the Eye of the Beholder

OK, I will get over the puppy pictures....soon. This is Abby and Buffy. As you can see, we are having no trouble with the dogs getting along. The Maltese, Jessica, is not quite so happy but only because Abby is bigger and friendlier and Jess would just like Abby to "get out of my face."

Yesterday, the day normally reserved for laundry, was spent driving all over South Alabama. My daughter needed her laptop taken to be fixed and I volunteered: I figured it was close to a fabric store I had been wanting to revisit. Sure enough, 20 miles away and I was in Fabric Heaven. It is called Front Poarch Fabrics in Ozark, AL and they have lots of Moda and other stuff.

I am not a jellyroll or precut fan but yesterday I bought into it, again.

the jellyroll, spring colors, will be a strip-pieced shirt and the Oh My Dog (imagine that) is going to be a sweatshirt jacket, I think. I had planned to get started on one of them today but it took until noon for the studio to warm up and by that time I was busy doing other things.

One of the things I did this morning was cut fabric into Bonnie Hunter strips.
I cut several red and pink strips to be included in my February Calendar Challenge block. I am going through my scrap stash and my fat quarters (two large drawers sorted by color). On the fat quarters, I am cutting up all small pieces and any edges that have been used for other projects. I am cutting 1 1/2" strips for the calendar and then other sizes for the bins. I am beginning to think I may have enough to do Bonnie's Strip Twist: too cool.


Dragon's Dolphin said...

I don't know if I'm the only one having problems, but I tried and tried to leave a comment yesterday--but I couldn't get into anywhere that would allow me to post comments! Anyway, Love that Abby is fitting in so well at your house. She truly is adorable. Love the Oh My Dog fabric you have. Kind of fits the family doesn't it? ~Shelly~

Karen E. Overton said...

I'm into scrap quilts too, cutting up fat quarters or using jelly rolls. I've started making a lot of quilt (tops) with Square in a Square technique and patterns - they go together quickly. Love Bonnie's patterns too. And I'm like you, my puppy is queen in the quilt room -- love your doggie photos!
PS I'll get back with you on the project boxes -- check my blog later in the week for info.

Wilma NC said...

The dogs are so sweet!!!!I have yrt to buy a jelly roll, but I am weakening.

jovaliquilts said...

I just used my first pre-cut stuff ever (jelly roll) and it was really fun. Cutting is my least favorite part, so that just left the fun stuff. Hope you enjoy it!