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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A very quick note..... UFO 9 patches....and a new job!






I have been offered a very part time job...at a fabric store. I am so excited about this. It won't interfere with my quilting, it is only a few mornings...no weekends. I can promote my quilting...and .... although I am hoping to remain true to my fabric "diet", I receive a discount on fabric. It isn't just a quilt shop...it actually has more...decorator fabrics....but a nice little quilting section. I am excited about this. It will let me be out with people...but still give me plenty of time to do what I also enjoy. I was given a wonderful opportunity to quilt this wonderful quilt...which is this years block of the month for the fabric store, it was made by Gloria Reeves, the soon to be named President of the Mississippi Quilt guild association. I was scared.... of the ruler work...there has to be some tricks...but she wanted the paisley flourish in all the setting blocks...which I can almost do in my sleep now. I think it turned out pretty well. Up next is an Alabama lap quilt, that a friend of mine, Linda made for her son who graduated from Alabama...it is based on the taxi quilt pattern. I really enjoyed doing this one. I think I need to make one of these for our family. I also am working on these silly 9 patches, and only realized after they were sewed into a wall hanging size that I had accicentally cut one sashing strip the wrong size..so it is wonky.Therefore, Iam determined to make it right..by sewing something prim....on top of it...any ideas???? I have none at the moment. I am sure Libby can suggest somthing. Thanks for the visit.... I will update soon.

5 comments:

Sooziii said...

Oh gee, a quilter working in a fabric store???

That's like a dieter working in a chocolate factory....lol.

Wonder how long you last until you succumb to the temptation to buy fabric?

The Faerie Queen said...

Thanks sooziii, I was going to say exactly the same. .......
and Colleen formerly of South Africa,
Bet you spend a fortune or at least half your wages..... in the first week. lol.

sMC said...

nar my bet is
she never comes home with wages...just fabric.
Love the quilt.
Maybe slow but have you a photo of The Taxi Quilt.

Lindi said...

I love that top quilt.
Good luck with the new job. Hope it doesn't cost you more than you earn! lol

Molly said...

I agree with Sooziii! You might as well be a dieter in a chocolate factory! "Lead us not into temptation..." and all that. But we will assume that you have more backbone than we do!