Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bears in the Garden

My Bears in the Garden quilt is due to come out in Australian Patchwork and Quilting next week, so this week the quilt and the 'in progress' pieces were returned to me.

The block is quite a nice size at 18" so last night I decided I'd quilt it and make it into a nice table topper for a small table. It's a cute block, so I didn't want it to end up in the 'orphan block' pile.

Not much stitching of my own going on today, I worked at the quilt store this afternoon, and this morning had a little shopping and posting to do. One of my shopping jaunts was to a local quilt store that has 40% off storewide. Of course I couldn't miss that - so did a little stash enhancement. I'll share a picture late in the week - I forgot to take a pic. The sale is on until the end of the month, so I'll definitely have to go back. My stash of greens and blues has really diminished, and I can always use more variety in my background fabrics, so I got a little of those too.

The second picture is an amusing one - I wish I could show you so many more. It is Cheryl's birthday today, and one of the girls from the quilt store purchased her this hysterical book. I think the name of the book was 'Women's Porn' or something like that, and it was just filled with quotes and pictures similar to the one I'm sharing ... Can you imagine it ... "As long as I have legs to walk on, you'll never have to take out the garbage". If that happened here ... I'd wonder who's house I'd stumbled into ...

13 comments:

Kathie said...

I love the Bears in the Garden quilt--cute idea.

bettsy said...

I got my copy in the mail on Tuesday and it looks wonderful. I love the colours. It is always nice to see a quilt in the magazines of someone you "know"

Jodie said...

I like that little book. Definately wasn't written about my place. Glad I am not the only one!

Jodie

Lisa D. said...

I love that book - would love to know the real title or where it was purchased. Not something I want to do a Google search for! lol

Bren said...

The Bears in the garden is lovely. Great idea..I hate to make such beautiful blocks orphans when they can stand on their own.

Connie W said...

Pretty quilt. I wish I subscribed to that magazine, will have to check that out.

Dawn said...

Can't wait to see your quilt in the AU P&Q! And I love that girl book! too funny!

Debi said...

Very pretty block, I can't wait to see it in the magazine.

atet said...

Love that block and I can't wait to see the stash enhancements. I have a few of my own to share soon!

Lucy said...

Congratulations Tazzie, I can get teh australian magazine here. I hope to find it at the coming show! And that book must be sooo funny :-))

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

hey, orphan quilts need to have some stunning blocks in them too! What else is in that ophan block pile of yours?

ForestJane said...

Ohh, that is a cute block there... and it'll make a cute table topper too! I had to laugh at the guy with the garbage... I've NEVER met any male who'll take out the garbage when it's a little sack like that... they always wait till the bag is bout to burst!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love that book!!!!....my husband actually does take the rubbish out...and the book's right!! Tracey

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