Monday, June 18, 2007

Baltimore Country Cousins

Today, I went shopping to buy a backing for My Favorite Thing Quilt. Once I had washed the backing and ironed it, I came to the realization that the clerk gave me 3 yards and 26 inches as opposed to 4 yards. Boy was I annoyed. Drove back to the shop, as I was determined to sandwich this baby today. I told her that I would take another yard and piece my backing. She insisted that I take another 4 yards. I watched her measure and I'm convinced there's something wrong with her unit of measument. She had a yard left and didn't even bother to give it to me for my troubles. Got home, measured it and it was barely 4 yards. By then I had no energy left to do anything with it. So, I poured myself a glass of wine and sat outside to enjoy the beautiful weather while I hand appliqued.

I managed to finish the Blue Bell Block from Baltimore Country Cousins BOM. I started this BOM last year in June with The Quilted Crow Quilt Shop. So far I have five (5) blocks done. I think there's twelve (12) blocks to this quilt.

As you can see I'm working on a few hand applique projects at a time. My hand basket always has a few squares ready to be tackled. I guess it's a question of what quilt I feel like working on!

After I sandwich the quilt, I'm hoping to get part 2 of the Wildberry vine done tomorrow. Both of these quilts are part of my UFO list to complete for the Stashbuster group.

I think I have way too many hand applique projects on this list. I may have to switch with other less time consuming quilts. It's not like I don't have other types of UFO hanging around!

14 comments:

Guðrún said...

You have to remember to take care of yourself, the UFOS can wait. The Baltimore block is beautiful, I love the blue colors in it.

Kim said...

Love your appliqued block! Sounds like you're slowly making progress toward having more energy--I'm glad to hear it!

Connie said...

The first trip to the quilt shop is always a treat...and the return trip to fix an error is a pain. It takes the fun right out of the first one. Maybe tomorrow you'll feel like messing with it.

Leigh said...

What a pain and how mean not to give you a bit extra for your trouble.
I love this block, bluebells are a favorite of mine.

Darlene said...

You might inspire me to pull out my Baltimore Country Cousins blocks - such a sad neglected project. I remember being so excited and working like gangbusters and now it just sits. Sigh! I should prep a block, I should prep a block, I should prep a block .............
:-)

Screen Door said...

I love this block...I've always been a fan of blue and yellow together.

The Calico Cat said...

UC, there is nothing worse than getting short changed on yardage... You should let the shop owner know... (Hopefully you were nto dealing with the shop owner.) Most of my shops are generous with the cuts... :o)

swooze said...

Great block! Yes I have been shorted on fabric and it really ticks me off to have to make another trip to resolve it. I hoe that even though it is just barely 4 yards it will still work.

Wendy said...

Wow to get shorted twice in one day. She should have made sure you had extra the second time around.
Quilted Crow does wonderful BOM's and your applique is stunning. I would love to see more blocks...hint hint.

paula, the quilter said...

There was a quilt shop (no longer in business) near my house that measured to the inch and no more. I would have to get that extra 1/4 yard just for the fudge/shrinkage factor. I wonder if they do it on purpose? Take care of yourself.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Please do take good care, Carole. What a pain re: the shorting of your fabric purchases, how maddening. The block is simply and perfectly gorgeous...the wine sounds like a nice way to relax, cheers!

Rose said...

Thats just cruel to short u twice!!! surely she could have spared extra for ur inconvenience!!! that applique is just gorgeous, love the blues!!!!

Judy H. said...

I LOVE this block! I'm working on BCC too, but I'm working from the old leaflets, not the book, and don't have this pattern. I may have to buy the book just for this block! I've posted my blocks so far on my blog (scroll down)--I've also done Crossed Hearts and Drooping Daisies, and am currently working on the Tulip Basket (I think that's what it's called), but I don't have a picture of that up yet. Beautiful work.

Betweens said...

Carole..I have this book the patterns are fabulous and you are doing them great justice. thanks for sharing..your blocks are beautiful.

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