Sunday, July 15, 2012

Quilty things

I'm all caught up on my Country Cottages fact, I started the July block on the day it came out! I had joined a few months late so it's nice to be on the right month. Feels weird to applique shamrocks in May! Anyway, here's the June block:
Kim had given me the idea to make a block for the kite and trim it to size (it doesn't say to do that in the instructions). That worked out great. You should check out Kim's progress on this quilt...her blocks are just gorgeous!
Here's my July one (I need to press it some more, obviously!):

When taking these pictures, I realized I forgot to do the last step...the embroidered curly design above the door. So I guess I'm not really done. But that shouldn't take long. And of course all buttons and doodads will be added at the end.
I went to Joann's last week and picked up a few things.
I thought the ladybugs and shamrocks would work out great for this quilt. The shamrocks are felt...cute, right? I needed some floss, and new rick rack for the roof trims. Aren't these fabrics pretty?
Man, they were expensive! And neither one was on sale so they were over $10/yard! But I had two coupons, one for Joann's and one for Hobby Lobby that a fellow shopper gave me. I don't have many orange or gray fabrics....I think these are both Denyse Schmidt? I forget now.
I'm starting my next quilt. I had bought the pattern "Jelly-Filled" from Camille's store awhile ago...and when I saw the previews for Marmalade, I knew that was the fabric I wanted to use. Only problem, it's not being released until October. Luckily, I found a seller on ebay who already had some jelly rolls so I bought one. Cheaper than retail too! Now I can get started sooner rather than later. P.S. It's even prettier in person!
 I bought this charm pack from her Cosmo Cricket!
I have a Fat Quarter Shop order on the way, which should be arriving tomorrow or Tuesday. I'll be sure to show you some more fabric goodness in my next post!

Take care, friends!

♥ Jen


  1. Jen,
    Your cottage are all so cute! It is going to be an adorable quilt.
    I love Marmalade too and can't wait until October when it is available. You were lucky to find a jelly roll.
    I just received my order from the FQS and I am still drooling over all of it! Can't wait to see what you ordered too!

  2. With the weather so hot it's nicer to stay inside in the air conditioning and quilt. Have fun.


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