Wednesday, March 07, 2007

WIP Wednesday and a Bad, Bad Me


Thirty-six scrappy stars are now on the design wall. These were started as BOMs from my local quilt shop about a year ago and are from the Jo Morton pattern, Scrappy Stars. I am now auditioning setting squares. Today I played with a few print fabric squares. I may look through books for a simple pieced block to try out next. I have LOTS of Jo Morton fabric!!! This

quilt will be for DS2. His townhome has lots of browns and golds so I think he'll like it. On the Quilts-For-Sons front, the strippy snowball/Hawaii-flavored quilt for DS1 finally has some border fabric purchased!!!
Photos on another day.

The bad news is, while I was shopping for the aforementioned border fabric, these three books followed me to the register! I was so sure that I had Folk-Art Quilts but when I wanted to find it the other day, of course I couldn't!!!! So I may or may not have two copies---time will tell. I sure hope the rest of you quilt bloggers do that same thing--buy the same book twice. Humor me and say you do! The other two books just had some neat, neat things in them and as I approach the done-done stage of several quilts, I am chomping at the bit to find some new projects.
Kansas City is still experiencing some very gorgeous weather. 50s and 60s with lots of sunshine. Hope your part of the world is nice too.

14 comments:

Screen Door said...

Don't ya just hate it when those books won't leave you alone...*s*. Enjoy them....

Libby said...

I am definitely a member of the 'Double Book Club'

Patti said...

LOL Vera - I've done it several times. I even bought one book three times. That's three times in the course of a couple months. I knew I wanted it but kept thinking I'd not bought it yet. I bought a copy from three different shops! Luckily I knew one shop owner well, and she let me return both of the extra copies for something else.

Angie said...

Your Scrappy Stars are great! And of course I duplicate books---hmmmm, I have been known to end up with 3 of the same one sometimes, now how on earth do you explain that???? ROFL

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Love your stars - I started making small sawtooth stars years ago from left-overs - you just might have inspired me to go looking for my collection. And books, well, I just love sitting down with a book at the end of a long day - the more the merrier!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Vicky said...

Oh, double books, double patterns here. My friend even found double kits in my closet last weekend! Yikes!

Your blocks are gorgeous!

Tazzie said...

Ohhh, I just love your scrappy stars, and I too just love the Jo Morton fabrics, they're just delicious.
I've had books follow me home many a time, and when they're so determined to have a new owner, who can turn them away?
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Conni Lu said...

Star quilts always catch my eye. This one is looking really nice. :)

Dawn said...

Oh your stars are beautiful! I can't wait to see if you make a mini traditional quilt!

Clare said...

Books have a habit of doing that with me too, following me out of the store I mean.

Finn said...

Hi Vera, I love your scrappy stars. Almost all of those colors look good to me..*VBS*
As for books, we have to keep that publishing industy in business you know. We are JUST obligated to buy new books to do our part..*VBS* I've had 5 wander my way this past week. Hugs, Finn

jpquilter said...

I have definately bought the same book twice - magazines too
gives me a chance to share
Juliann

kjquilts said...

I have done that several times! Not only with books but fabric and rulers too. Oh well, I just put them in my gift drawer and the next time one of my quilting friends has a birthday or needs a little lift I just pull something out of the drawer. Great for door prizes at retreats too.

Morah said...

Love the scrappy stars!