QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

PROJECT UPDATES & TWO MORE YARDS

I am glad that so many of you enjoyed my last post where I asked if seven yards of fabric was enough for a needle case. My guilt was relieved with so many of you saying you have bought more fabric than needed because you liked a line of fabric so well. And it was on sale. You relieved my guilt so much that I made an online purchase yesterday of two more yards and it wasn't on sale. Now, please don't laugh too hard. About 1/2 hour after I made the purchase, I walked into my sewing room and there laying on the floor by the closet was two yards of the very fabric I had just purchased. I didn't think I had that particular piece in my stash. I need 1 1/3 yard for the project I have planned. Two yards was more than I needed but having a little extra in the stash was okay. Well, now I will have four yards when I only need 1 1/3 yd. Maybe I can incorporate it into the backing. Lesson learned. Check twice, order once. Sort of like that measure twice, cut once thing we learned.

I completed The Circuit Rider quilt top. This is one of my finishes for The Charming Girls's Club, so I will be posting another photo of it later this month for that.
The quilt was being made as a donation for an auction of sorts. Now the need is no longer there, so this will be my quilt. I posted previously that I put in two blocks that were not in the book. One was the cardinal. It is the state bird for Ohio where I was born. The other, I can't remember which one it is. I selected a design from the applique library on Electric Quilt. I did the four rose blocks that are in the corners of the quilt as the original quilt had. There were other repeat blocks and that was why I chose two of my own selection.
I finished the wreath block given to us by Dawn of Linen Closet Quilts. I see I got in the way of the natural light and cast a shadow on the corner of the block. Not a good photo but I am sure you will be seeing this again. This goes along with the eagle block I showed in a post in September.

That's it for today. I have machine quilting waiting for me. Come back soon.

Karen

42 comments:

Deb said...

Well, I'm chuckling over your fabric purchase! You are not alone in doing this by any means. I must have five yards of a certain fabric that I can't remember that I bought. It's pathetic, but you are not alone.

And I just love your quilt. It is absolutely stunning. Are you happy that you get to keep it now? I would be - it's beautiful.

Taryn said...

I can't tell you how many times I've bought fabric and realized when I got home that I already had it. Even worse, I've done that with books more than a few times. The extra fabric usually winds up in a quilt back and the extra books wind up in my guild library.

The Circuit Rider quilt looks great!

Barb said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Congratulations. I have a 2 friends in chicagoland working on the this quilt, I'm sending them a link to see yours - beautiful job.
Barb

Kaaren said...

OMG, Karen...your Circuit Rider quilt is totally awesome! Well heck...consider the additional 2 yards you just purchased as a present for doing such a marvellous job.

Taryn above mentioned doing this with books. That's my favorite mistake as well. Whenever I bring home a book I just bought I show it to my husband and he tells me whether I've read it or not. Duh! Or movies...I ask him, "Have I seen this one before?" I definitely cannot judge either a book or movie by it's cover!

Thanks for another laugh. It's good for the soul!

Michelle said...

I gasped in awe when I saw your quilt. I too have bought fabric that I already had.

Stina said...

Oh Karen..you are maiking my day with your story about your purchases!!! LOL.... And well .. I have to confess.. I have done it several times.. but only with fq.. not yards.. but I guess if I had so many shops to shop from.. I´d been there!! ;o)
LOve your Circuit Rider quilt... glad it stays in your home...its beautiful!

Angela said...

Your Circuit Rider quilt is absolutely lovely! I love the idea that you incorporated some of your own ideas with it, like the cardinal. Fantastic job!

Colleen said...

Lol... I have done that too! Ah well. Just a little extra stashy for your next scrap quilt :o) Love your Circuit rider quilt... it is beautiful!

Myra said...

Hi Karen! I am getting caught up here!
The Circuit Rider quilt top looks absolutely wonderful! Good for you! 8-)
Darling little sewing and needle cases. Very cute!
Can't wait to see the finished bunny quilt and the Christmas quilt top...
Love your small "BOO" project! Too cute, and what a great way to hang it! 8-)
Happy stitchings!
Hope all is well with you and yours!

Quilt Hollow said...

So...what's another two yards?! Enjoy and too funny!!

Kathie said...

oh the circuit rider quilt is on my list too!
actually I started the first block...
looks great and good idea to add a few blocks that mean something to you.
whats 2 more yards in the scheme of things?

Rita said...

Karen, Your Circuit Rider quilt is beautiful! It on my list to do someday. I'm working on Dear Jane right now.

Libby said...

You know it's a good fabric when you buy it again and again *s* Stash enhancement is a good thing.

Elaine Adair said...

Your quilt is stunning! Your memory? uhhhh 8-)))

I just HAD to see what the other comments said. Apparently a lot of us need some memory improvements! 8-)))

Julia said...

That quilt is so gorgeous Karen,,
I have needed fabric just for binding of my DJ quilt...loved it so much I bought 3 metres...it'll get used somewhere!
I think we all do this at times!
Julia ♥

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Karen,
Wow, such a beautiful quilt, I guess if the need is gone you will be happy to keep it yourself. It will be even more beautiful when its quilted.

Sue said...

Very beautiful quilt! I so love looking at your work.

I have been know to buy more than enough fabric on occasion ;)

Blessings

PatchworkRose said...

Just love your quilt especially the Cardinal. I buy my fabric first just because I love fabric, then think which quilt second :-)
Way to go!
Cheers
Lynne

Janet said...

Your circuit rider quilt is fantastic, I love it so much, congratualtions on finishing and I'm glad you get to keep it. Keep those funny stories coming, you know, the ones we can all relate to and can say been there, done that.

Screen Door said...

Love the appliqued wreaths--- great job...

Crispy said...

Oh the circuit rider is just stunning!! Hooray for getting off the UFO list :0)

Crispy

Lori said...

Oh my goodness! I love the quilt! You did a gorgeous job on it and how exciting you get to keep it!?!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Karen, you gave me the giggles...something I have done....my last purchase was 10.2 metres of fabric....hmmmm....love the Circuit Rider Quilt Top...Warm Regards Lyn

call me crazy said...

Beautiful!! I love Circuit Rider! :-) As for buying the same fabric twice~ you must really love it! ;-) I have a few pieces like that too.

QuiltSue said...

I worked for a while in a friend's quilt shop and I can tell you, you're not alone in buying something then finding you'd already got some. Still, a girl can never be too rich, too thin, or have too much fabric eh?

Micki said...

The Circuit Rider quilt looks fabulous. I love it!
Micki

Carrie P. said...

Well, Karen,
I have to giggle just a little. I think we all have done something like that. We just love a fabric so much that we forget we have it already in our stash and buy more.
Your quilt is just fabulous and so is your block. I have finished mine too but have not shown it in a post yet.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

The fabric story purchase is hilarious! But after seeing the donation quilt (now your quilt), I think you deserve whatever you want to buy. How generou of you to even think to donate a quilt like that; it's beautiful.

em's scrapbag said...

Like I said before you can never have enough fabric. You must really like this one to buy it twice. hee hee

Sherri said...

Your quilt is gorgeous...and love the block from Dawn...I've got to get going on her blocks...I love her designs! And yes...the extra fabric can go in the back...that will solve the "extra fabric" problem!

Bunny said...

That quilt is just amazing, and you made me LOL with your purchase of fabric we always can use extra. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment on my Indian Orange Peel. Love your header photo too very appropriate for the season.

kcenya1950 said...

Karen You are just too funny. Obviously that fabric has your number and now you have plenty to love. I haven't been around a while and saw you ordered the Temecula Quilt Co quilt. I LOVE that one too and was thinking of ordering it Now I will just have to...

Karen said...

Beautiful quilt top Karen!

Betweens said...

Karen your circuit Rider quilt is fabulous!! love everyblock and the corner roses are just amazing. I am so glad after all this work it will be yours.
BTW I really think your new pic on top is adorable with those ghosts peeking out the attic window
I love to do stack and whack and when I love a fabric it is always yards and yards..so I am yes...in that same catagory...full pleasure!!

julieQ said...

Love your quilt top! Are you going to hand quilt it? I too have bought fabric that I already had...

Ginger Patches said...

Oh Karen if I could count the times I've done that. I also do the opposite, I don't buy something because I think I have it already and then realize I don't...Your finish for CGC is absolutely gorgeous!!! How cool that you can keep it now :)

Elins systue said...

Very beautiful quilt

Purple Pam said...

Your Circuit Rider's Quilt is fabulous. And it is even better because you can keep it. Hooray!

When I was pulling together my black and white fabrics for my challenge quilt, I found three different cuts of one particular black fabric. I guess I really liked it since I bought it three times!

Cathi said...

I'm sort of laughing at your fabric purchase. I think it just means that you were meant to have some extra of that fabric for something else!
Gorgeous quilt. Absolutely stunning!

Janet said...

What a lovely quilt top! That's great that you get to keep it.

Teresa said...

Very nice quiltmanship on the Circuit Rider quilt.

QuiltedSimple said...

You were meant to have a lot of extra yardage of that fabric! Gorgeous quilt - absolutely lovely!
Kris