Friday, March 18, 2011

Another Friday

And today I've been taking stock of what I accomplished this past week.  I posted photos of the farm quilt that I got put together for the Saddle Up.

 I wanted to do the Henrietta Whiskers quilt for Kristina (her dad calls her Squirrel).  This quilt is sponsored by Bunny Hill Designs as one of their free patterns. Each month they post the new block on the 5th of the month.  This block is Block #1, and I'm so glad to have it finished.  Piecing has never been my strong suit, but I'm finding out that a 1/4" foot, and a hot iron can make all the difference in the world.  The fabrics that I used for Henrietta are hand dyed fabrics by Cherry Hill Fabrics.  Their fabrics are so beautiful, many times resembling suede.

This is Block #2. This is Henrietta's friend Sophie.  I still need to embroider her eye, and a necklace of buttons will be added after the quilt if finished.  I love the scrappy blocks, I can use my favorite fabrics and make the quilt "mine".  I guess kits are available, but when I have such a large stash, why would I buy other fabrics.

Block #3 is available now, and I've downloaded it.  It is Henrietta pulling a wagon on acorns.  Hoping to get it finished over the weekend.

I used my Accuquilt GO cutter to cut the parallelograms for this star.  I'm going to add white for the corner squares and the triangles, and am planning to sash it with black/white paisley fabric.  I ordered the GO dies over a week ago and still don't have them.  When I checked last night, they said my order was "processing".  This morning I will can and cancel that order.  I can cut the 5" squares myself, and I'm so angry that my order has taken so long and still isn't shipped.

I'm very pleased that I accomplished so much, eliminating Facebook games has made a big difference in my life.  I'm accomplishing so much in those hours that I was "gaming".  Have a good weekend.  Toodles!!


JustCindy said...

You have been a busy bee! Love the Henritta BOM. I wanted to do that quilt but I was afraid I was overloading my self. The star looks great. I understand about slow shipment. I recently wait 1 wk for a kit to ship, then it took 3 days to get here. It was my first time ordering from that company and I will think twice before ordering from them again.

Lindabee said...

AccuQuilt could have at least called to tell me that one of the four dies were on back order and given me the option of canceling the order. With the excellent customer service I get from other companies, there's no excuse for this.

Pat said...

AccuQuilt usually has excellent customer service...far better than most companies from which I've ordered. If they had your email address, I'm surprised you didn't get an email about the back-order. That is not like them at all. I like your Henrietta quilt!!!