$10 Quilt – February Block

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So, my local quilt shop does a $10 quilt every year.  Pay $10, follow a bunch of rules and get the fabric and instructions to make 12 – 12 1/2″ quilt blocks.

The fabric choices weren’t really my cuppa java, but I loves me a bargain.

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This month’s design:

I need to work on my corners.

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About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

4 responses »

  1. October is my favourite!!! I wish there was a sewing shop nearby. I think there is (or was, at least) the acrylic-yarn and paper and lame pottery craft-shop in Helensburgh (an hour’s bus ride away). That and http://www.lomond-tapestry.com/

    Also, let me complain a little, there is a Stitch & B*tch (that’s what they call it, with the asterisk and everything) 2 miles down the street from me, but you have to pay, like, £2.50 or something just to go. That and the bus fair would be a fiver and I’m too cheap for that.

    There was this awesome sewing place in PDX. They had sewing get-togethers once a month or so and at the end of the meeting, you got to pick a giftie from their pile — a wee cheap travel sewing kit, nice thread, or a fat quarter. Oh, I miss that place!

  2. OMG, I forgot to mention, I was the youngest person at their sewing-thingie by about 20 years and all the ladies acted like everything I made was total genius! It was so cute. I mean, I did make some nice things, but, you know….

    • I like the LOOK of October, but it was super-boring. It doesn’t help that I don’t really like the fabric I picked. As I said, though, a $10 quilt of batik fabric is a pretty sweet deal. It’ll make a good present for…someone.

      One of our local yarn shops charges for their knit night – AND you have to use yarn and needles bought from their shop. No thanks. Free is better.

      I am, by far, the youngest in my quilt group (except for a friend of mine that has only a few years on me). It’s not really a place to socialize, though, so it doesn’t bother me much.

      I checked out that link…not really my cup of tea. How much plaid does one need in their home? Though, I recently made a scrap quilt from a zillion plaid bits I had in my stash.

      It’s too bad shipping is so freakin’ expensive. I could keep you in awesome fabric. Boo to the Canadian Postal Service.

      ~A

  3. Pingback: $10 Quilt – March Block « The Half-Assed Housewife

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