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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Easy Street

Hello everybody, happy Saturday to you.  Yesterday evening we hit our 10,000th visitor, yaaaay!  Could it have been you??

I woke early this morning and cut some more fabrics while watching "Annie" on tv... I always laugh when they do their thing to "Easy Street"...

And then later Annie is all sad-faced because her real parents weren't found...
poor little tyke.

I'm on easy street with this wickedly easy quilt I've been working on!  (Did I ever tell you where you can get the pattern?  Go here:  http://www.byannie.com/  She also has other good stuff!)

By now I've sewn a wicked bunch of blocks - I didn't count them this time, I just know it's "a wicked bunch" -

and I cut loads more strips...
I don't know how many there are, I just know it's "loads!" 

So now I'm all set to sew some more, but this time I know I have a big variety to mix and match.  I've decided to use a solid between the cross-cut blocks, rather than a piece of the African fabrics, to give it more zing.  So ... I'll wait til they're all sewn and cross cut, then decide on the solid fabric.  Sound like a plan?  Sure it does!  Someone asked where I get my fabrics... there's a shop I go to in Silver Hill, Maryland (Paradise Fabrics) which has a large inventory of African fabrics at a very reasonable price.  Every blue moon I'll see something at JoAnn's that strikes my fancy and I'll pick it up.

Today at guild meeting we're scheduled to have several mini-workshops and a Cricut demo, but I think I'll have time to sew at least one or two more blocks.  Every little bit is another step down easy street!

Enjoy your day - sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. I've not heard of a Guild meeting on a Saturday... That sure would make it a great Quilty Day! Take pictures.

  2. I just glanced at your Countdown - 13 days - Wa Hooooo! Are you "Over the moon?"

  3. WHat a fun post! Love Annie. We have and occassional Saturday guild workshop meeting - not as many attend them, they are so missing out on a lot of fun. Enjoy your day.

  4. I recently was invited to join the Unruly group so I was checking out the blog of other members. I saw the African fabrics and had to stop and really look to see what you are going to make with them. I love dutch wax african prints and bought a boat load about a year and a half ago when a shop in Cincinnati, Ohio was going out of business. I will keep checking your progress using these. I have a couple of quilts on my blog somewhere using my dutch wax prints.


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