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Monday, January 10, 2011

Design Wall Monday January 10th, 2011

This is as far as I have gotten with my block, and it was all done on Sunday.




I like to get as much tacked down as I can, then I put together a to-go bag with my block, thread, needles, scissors, and thimble and any pieces that are not glued down yet. This block has some teeny, tiny circles. They are so small I don't have one in my circle set (Perfect Circles by Karen Kay Buckley).

Friday I went on a little shop hop with my friend Marie. We left about 9 AM and our first stop was at Golden Lane Fabrics; its a little shop in Himrod, NY. It's owned by a mennonite family  and it is stuffed with fabric. Thank goodness she is about 35 minutes away or I could get in some serious trouble. Our next stop was at an even tinier shop in Dundee, NY called The Fabric Shop, her inventory was low since they just finished the season at The Windwill where they set up shop from April till December. If you are ever in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State the Windmill is a great place to stop on a Saturday.
Our last shop was in Watkins Glen, NY at O'Susannah's Quilt Shop. It was a fun day and some new fabrics found their way into my stash.
Today I have to take my son to the train station in Syracuse, NY for a trip to New York City to visit a friend. There are several quilt shops nearby that I would like to check out but I think I better  behave (at least till Thursday, when I have to pick him up, hehe.)
Be sure and stop by Judy's blog and see what everyone else is up to today

9 comments:

Diane said...

love the fabric in your block, the urn is too cool.

Chris said...

Great block!! I love the urn.

Tina said...

I can't wait to see your block with the circles added. The fabric you chose for the urn is fabulous! I grew up in the Capitol District and haven't been to the Finger Lakes in years. I love New York!

Quilter Kathy said...

I sure do love the look of this block, but I don't think I would ever have the patience to do this kind of work!

Cathy said...

Very pretty. What is the source of the pattern? I am an applique addict

Melinda said...

What a nice block - your colors are so good. Good luck with the little circles.

AnnieO said...

I like the free flowing lines of this and all the colors. Looking wonderful so far. Sounds like a great shop hop. I have to say a 35 min drive wouldn't keep me away from a good shop :)

Alycia said...

Those are beautiful blocks!

Marian said...

From an applique lover,I love your fabric selection, especially the urn! Will check back to see the finished version.