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Monday, May 15, 2006
Sometimes Ya Just Get Lucky...
Every January my guild holds its annual auction of "stuff" that members want to donate--UFOs, fabric no longer wanted, notions you once thought you needed, old magazines and books, etc. Some years it is pretty hard to find something to bid on! However, once in a while a gem appears among the piles of "stuff". This year was one such time. The quilt blocks in the photo were donated by a dear friend. She had started them years ago as a BOM. She made 11 of the 12, then lost interest. Can you imagine?? Fabrics for the remaining block, sashing and border fabrics, and complete instructions were included--as well as a couple of Marti Michell rulers. Whoa, Nelly! Well, a bidding war ensued and, surprise of all surprises, I actually won the bid!!! $40 later I was a very happy camper. And the icing on the cake was that my husband loved these blocks. So I dug them out this morning and will start to work on them. He will hopefully receive the finished quilt by Christmas. He is always bugging me to make a "blue" quilt so I hope this qualifies! On another note, the new Quilt Sampler magazine is such a delight! One of my favorite local shops is featured--Quilters Station in Lee's Summit, Missouri. It is a haven of primitive and folk art. But my quilting buddies who prefer more traditional design can also find lots to love there too. Quilting calls so off I go to the quilting studio. (A speaker at my guild once told us to call it "quilting studio" rather than sewing room. Sounds so much more official LOL.)