Monday, March 01, 2010

Design Wall Monday #9

This past week gets the Olympic Gold Medal for the fastest passing week on record!
I feel like I blinked and the week was over. First it was quilt retreat and we all know how fast that goes by.
Today is Design Wall Monday over at Judy's blog and I have been working on the UFO bag that I wrote about 2 weeks ago - click here. It is coming together really quickly because almost half of the blocks were already made and all the pieces were cut out. I sorted and pressed all the pieces and determined that there are 2 different blocks. These are the centres of the star blocks, and there will be 17 of these. I'm loving working on this project...other people's UFO's are way more interesting than your own!
After retreat my DH decided to take a quick trip to ski in Vermont. Okay, that's 1 day to drive there, 1 day to ski and 1 day to drive home. Doesn't make much sense to me, but I'm always up for an adventure. Can you guess what I did for 1 day in Vermont?!? I looked for a quilting store of course. I had checked briefly on the internet and only found 1 store near where we stayed, and it was closed on Saturday :(
But in driving around the area I was delighted to find a fabulous new store called the Waterwheel House Quilt Shop. This was my great luck to find this wonderful brand new store! You can tour the store on their blog - click here.  They have tons of new fabrics that I haven't seen before...you know, the new fabrics that are in the current magazines! There is a lovely classroom and so many colourful samples to see. And they have a lovely dog named Gracie that I would've adopted on the spot - you can see a picture of her on this blogpost.
Here I am out front of the store (with my bag of purchases) showing how much snow they have there...it was a winter wonderland! Look for an upcoming project that I started at this store - and by "started", I mean that I've just bought the fabric so far!

10 comments:

Mary said...

Way to make the most of the trip... I agree, other Quilter's UFO's are more interesting. I like yours, and watch to see what you do to make them not a UFO forever.

Judy said...

Someone else's UFO....how fun. I actually acquired 2 of those this week but I haven't taken time to check them out yet. I think they will both become charity quilts. What a great looking store. Can't wait to see this project.

call me crazy said...

What a fun 'ski' trip! LOL :-) Your blocks are very cute~ you are making great progress. Happy stitching!

Diane said...

are we all the same...no matter where I go I want to find the LQS(s).
really like the star blocks, think I said the same thing last week?

julieQ said...

Very pretty blocks! I think it is wonderful that you spontaneously drove for a little ski trip...sounds like fun to me!

Barb in Mi said...

Nice blocks - isn't it amazing that other people's stuff feels so different...

Brenda said...

I thought that was your UFO and was going to tell you that I like it!! Well, now that I know it's someone else's, does that mean you have to give it back when done?? or is it yours to keep when finished, because I really like it and wouldn't want to have to let it go!!!!
And I love your ski trip story!! Love that you found your very own way to ski, and enjoyed yourself!!!!
Hope you have as much fun working on your little bag of goodies as you did finding them!!!

Thelma said...

I like the idea of starting a project as soon as it's bought! That's a good way of thinking! Am eager to see what's in the bag.

Your design wall is getting full, always a good thing. The blocks are lovely!

Libby said...

Now that's a LOT of snow - right now we don't have a lick in our yard. Your picture looks like a playland *s*

Zoey said...

It sounds like you have a fun week. I can't wait to see what the new project will be!