Hello. How is April almost over all ready?!! Our Farmer's Wife Quilt Along is continuing and for April we have the option of making 21 blocks. Well I have gotten a very late start to making my blocks. This top photo is #12 Broken Sugar Bowl. I am finding that quilting little pieces of fabric is just like putting together a puzzle. Unfortunately I have NEVER liked or been good at doing puzzles. I am however enjoying this piecing together of my beautiful fabrics.
This is #20 Churn Dash. This one makes me extra happy because my focal floral and blues are featured. So I have completed 2 of the 21 blocks. I will be making a few more but certainly not all of them. I am making a wall hanging and do not need as many blocks as I would for a bedding quilt. For both of these completed blocks I did not have all of the Marti Michell (MM) plastic cutting templates and needed to improvise. I can really tell the difference in accuracy.
This is one of the blocks I would like to make however as you can see I will have to use several of the paper templates. I was rather unhappy with my local store because I had ordered the MM template sets from them so I would be shopping local which is very important to our little community. However, when I went in to pick them up at the agreed timing there were no templates for me to buy. This has happened to me before exactly the same thing with them. They forgot to order them. The first time I was patient and waited for a few more weeks. This time I was very sad and talked with them about this. I left my name and phone number so a resolve could be completed and they would call me. Never got a phone call and over a month has passed. This is not the way to do business...especially in a small community. Even worse I missed buying them online from MM with her generous BOGO 1/2 off offer because I was trying to "shop local"! Now I am really unhappy because I have no templates I need and will have to pay full price which is hard to do on my limited budget. I am only going to hope I will get another offer from MM and I will definitely buy them online. Sew much for trying to be helpful to our economy in rural America.
Thank you for letting me get that out in the open.
Our weather the past two days has been very rainy. The rain is refreshing and all the new Spring growth is probably very happy.
I see by reading my favorite blogs that there is a lot of creativity and cleverness happening all over. I am seeing wonderful hand made things and I am inspired everyday. Thank you all for Creative Bliss...