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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Job, UFO 9 patches, finished Longarm quilts....



















I have been offered a very part time job...at a fabric store. I am so excited about this. It won't interfere with my quilting, it is only a few mornings...no weekends. I can promote my quilting...and .... although I am hoping to remain true to my fabric "diet", I receive a discount on fabric It isn't just a quilt shop...it actually has more...decorator fabrics....but a nice little quilting section. I am excited about this. It will let me be out with people...but still give me plenty of time to do what I also enjoy. I was given a wonderful opportunity to quilt this wonderful quilt...which is this years block of the month for the fabric store, it was made by Gloria Reeves, the soon to be appointed President of the Mississippi Quilt guild association. I was scared.... of the ruler work...there has to be some tricks...but she wanted the paisley flourish in all the setting blocks...which I can almost do in my sleep now. I think it turned out pretty well. Up next is an Alabama lap quilt, that a friend of mine, Linda made for her son who graduated from Alabama...it is based on the taxi quilt pattern, by Heidi Pridemore available free on the web. I really enjoyed doing this one. I think I need to make one of these for our family. I also am working on the UFO 9 patches.... I actually have them sewed together..but discovered that I had cut one sashing piece.... bigger than the others so it is wonky. I am now determined to sew something....prim...on it. Any suggestions. I figure Libby will probably have some. Thanks for stopping by.

12 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a dream job, hope it all goes well for you. I really love the top quilt, lovely warm colours

The Jen said...

The red, black and white quilt looks so cool. I bet it was fun to quilt. Congrats on the new job!

jovaliquilts said...

Congrats on the new job! Sounds like it'll be a lot of fun.
I love that black, white, and red strippy quilt -- awesome!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh aren't you lucky! That sounds like the perfect job. :)

Libby said...

Oh what fun to be paid to be with fabric . . . . you lucky girl! Let's see, what can we put on there? hmmmmm - a crow is always fun, I enjoy the bee skep very much. How about a random sunflower - just a little bit of a girlie touch to all those masculine plaids?

The Quilt Buddy said...

Congratulations on your new job! I will be moving to Mississppi next month! My husband is being transferred there and I will have to come and visit you at work!

Love your quilt!

Elaine Adair said...

Congratulations on that job we all wished we had, but even MORe congrats. for teaching your friend how to quilt - apparently you did ONE GREAT JOB from the looks of that beauty!idont

mereth said...

You have been busy, sounds like yoou're having fun. And a discount on fabric... but you're going to stay on your diet? I don't think I could! Enjoy the new job.

Lynette said...

Hey Colleen, thank you for the visit to my blog...and leaving a comment. We can still get to know each other, even if you no longer live in SA. You make wonderful quilts!

Leigh said...

Excellent on the job! I have three quilt tops that I need to get the borders finished and if you have some time......

Lucy said...

you have a wonderful talent!

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