Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Gardener's Journal

I just don't know where my weekend went. I was able to get my "Gardener's Journal" block done for the month. I am going to try to keep up with the group and get one block done a month. I found a pile of fat quarters I had bought a while back and decided to use those. I am trying to be as frugal as possible until the Long Beach International Quilt show. I am 7 days clean. (haven't bought anything quilt related) Can I make it till the end of July??? LOL!I was also able to put together block 6 of "The Polka Dot Girls". Now I have to get busy and stitch the last 2 blocks so I can finish this one.
I had to make one more Insane-ish block. I miscounted how many I needed and came up short. I had to pick an easy one because my head is so not into red and white blocks right now. I am hoping to get started on putting them together next weekend.
I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, quilty week!

15 comments:

Terry said...

Congratulations on getting your first Gardener's Journal block done! I love the fabrics you're using with yours! I just finished stitching on block 6 of the Polka Dot Girls. Now I have to get the fabrics cut and get that block sewn together. I might actually get this one done before the end of the year! Maybe! LOL

CJ said...

The blocks are great! All the way til' July with no quilt purchases? Yeah, good luck with that girlfriend, LOL!

JustCindy said...

Cute blocks! Can't wait to see the Insane quilt come together.

Fiesta said...

fabric diet??? You are too funny mi amiga. You will overeat at the quilt show.I too have been on that diet.

Lynda said...

You can be strong and hang out until the Quilt Show to buy fabric. I've been on a 'diet' since October and have bought one lot of fabric (borders for a quilt I started at a retreat). It's tough but do-able. Good luck.

Chookyblue...... said...

great stitching and I am sure you will be able to keep up with the plan goals each month........

Diane H said...

All very very pretty. Your work is beautiful.

Crispy said...

Cute gardeners block, I'm sure you can get one a month done....look at the name of your blog LOL. As for the fabric buying....well, I'm sure you can do it, just think of the all the new never been seen before fabrics you will see at the quilt show!!

Crispy

ranette said...

Good luck with no purchases...lol..:o) Seriously, I know how hard it can be!

Your blocks are pretty and i think you got a lot accomplished. Keep up with that red & white love for just a little while longer girl! I'm excited to see your finished NI quilts.

Robin said...

Your Gardener's Journal block is lovely!!! It is going to be a lot of fun watching as you do these blocks. And then the Polka Dot block too? Sigh... I wish I could be so productive! :)

Joy said...

You're doing so well with the fabric diet!

Your work is beautiful as usual! Can't wait to see how the red/whites go together!

:)

Julianne said...

Congratulations on finishing the Nearly Insane blocks - now they have to go together!!! Are you also doing the zig zag border??

Grethe said...

"7-days clean"-"Fabric diet"- Love the expressions. Once I deceided to try out for a year!!
and lasted less than a month. Then I went bananas!!
I love the Stitch-A-Long with a Garden`s Journal.Nice blog you have.
Happy Quilting :-)

Kim D. said...

Love your quilt and 7 days clean, LOL.. I've tried that too, but it isn't working. Good Luck anyway. Oh, I wanna go to the Long Beach show again too.

Karene said...

OMG !!! You know I never have enough of the right words to describe your work, which is phenomenonal !!! I think you need to teach some embroidery classes !!!