Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fat Quarter Club

I was quite excited this week to find that my Moda Fat Quarter club was the Dandelion Girl by Fig tree!! I was hoping it would be. As you can see I had already purchased a number of 1/2 meter pieces. I was thinking of doing a little sawtooth star on point quilt, I think. But I haven't decided for sure. I went yesterday to a new quilt shop that has opened up near me and I have been shopping there and really liking the new little shop. It is just starting up so there isn't a big selection of fabric but the fabric is all new and well selected. I bought 2 meters of the large brown floral Dandelion Girls fabric for a border. So I am all set - well as set as I get!!

I was thinking of and planning (bought some fabric) to do the Orange Crush Mystery quilt. But with going to Calgary right when it started and going back to Calgary in May I don't think I will get it started or caught up. I do have the fabric so I can always go back and do it at a later time. I also have the William Morris fabric that I really wanted to use for a quilt. I was talking about the basket block for that one - I was also thinking that the Lady of the Lake block would be a nice block for that fabric.

I have been working since I have been back so I didn't get much done this week. But I did start a couple of little NICU quilts with my Sock Monkey flannel charm pack.

One that is mostly pink for girls and one that is mostly blue for boys.

Quite a few months a go I read my Quilters Horoscope. My birthday being at the end of May - I am a Gemini. I found my quilters horoscope to be very close to me. I saved it and every so often I read it to remind myself that "I am who I am" -LOL

Gemini - May 21 to June 21

If Gemini has been fortunate enough to discover a tutor that has guided their enthusiasm, their quilts will be imaginative and versatile. (I have taken some great classes)

If they are self-taught quilters they will have a treasure trove of books, magazines, quilting supplies and every innovation related to quilting but they probably do not have a single finished quilt. ( I have finished a few projects - but sometimes I think I am a bit of a collector of all things quilting -LOL)

This won't bother them though as they will convince everyone, including themselves, that this was always their plan. ( this is my plan!)

Being youthful they love funky projects that use bright fabrics and dazzling threads; being romantic they love traditional quilts made with soft pastels and florals; being whimsical they love the country theme and flannels; being Gemini they love it all! (I do love it all!!)

Being very good with words, they will likely go on to author books as experts on patchwork and quilting - having never finished a single project.

I will never author a book and hopefully I will finish more projects soon. I have some really nice quilts that I would love to have finished!!! I can really see myself sometimes in my horoscope. I seem to go out and buy all the fabric I love - everything thing from Japanese fabric, African fabric, Moda, Civil war, Dutch Chintz, 30's era. I also have a bunch of Amy Butler, Kaffe Fasset, Jane Sassaman, Laurel Burch, homespun plaids, batiks, you name it - I have a stack of it in my Ikea cupboard (which I think I need another one by the way). But I think I will just embrace and accept myself the way I am -- and plod away planning quilts and buying fabric (good for the economy) and hopefully finishing some things along the way.

I am glad to know that it is not really my fault that I am like this - possibly I could blame my mother who gave birth to me in May instead of maybe September and then I would be a Virgo - I bet Virgo's finish all their projects!!

And the last picture is the Thai red Curry with prawns that Jim made for dinner the other night. Boy was it good. And in true Jim tradition it was all from scratch - making a red pepper puree for the sauce and adding a bunch of "I can't pronounce" ingredients. I wonder if he can do that one again!! I just had to post a picture of it -- boy was it good!!

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  1. The Dandelion Girl range is lovely!! I want to use that pretty soon, not sure for what yet!!

  2. Oh I was thinking of going to the new shop yesterday...too bad, we might have run in to each other.

    The Dandelion fabrics will make a wonderful quilt.
    Dinner looks so yummy, once in a while I'll try making a curry dish at home.

  3. that range is beautiful and dinner looks some for me

  4. Why do mothers always get blamed for everything? I was born near the end of September; I'm going to try and find my quilters horoscope, if it says I finish what I begin than I'll know it's NOT accurate! Ha!!

  5. Great fabric........

    Adorable quilts.

    About the Orange Crush. Bonnie is giving two weeks between clues. Just think about it. So far I have finished clue one and cut out clue 2. So what if I run behind others.

  6. Oh, I tried so hard to resist Dandelion Girl and finally caved - LOL! It's such a sweet line and very difficult to resist.

    I've been thinking quite a bit about my quilting tastes - I seem to like it all. I think that makes me fickle. LOL

    Just enjoy!

  7. You can send Jim over to my kitchen, it looks delicious. I love those curries and Thai is one of my favorite foods.

    I love your fabrics and the baby quilts.

  8. The Dandelion Girl fabric is fantastic. Gotta check hat out. And Jim's curried prawns dish looks fantastic too.

  9. I've been eyeballing the Dandilion Girl fabrics and they look so yummy! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your. And BTW, I'm a Virgo and there are way to many unfinished projects on my shelves! :o)