Monday, January 24, 2011

Mulligan block and road trip...

Like many of you I have been trying to keep up with Barbara Brackman's Civil War block of the week. The last couple of weeks have been a bit crazy with lots of quilting and medical activities so when the block came up on Sunday I thought maybe it would be easier for me to paper-piece this block.

The answer...not so much! Paper-piecing helps keep my points nice and lines even but it does not help with putting the fabric in the right place. oh no, the T's were supposed to be blue! Duhhh...so I ended up with extra pieces and put them together in a slightly different (and easier!) block.

I figure now I have a bonus/mulligan block in case I have to miss a week later on this year!

In other news...What do you think of this fabric stack? So not like me is it! About half of it came from my stash and the other from a trip to Intown Quilters in Decatur, Georgia (part of Atlanta.) Just going into this store makes you happy (a bit dazed, confused and overwhelmed but happy!)

They carry lots and lots of Kaffe along with the other Westminster designers. In the back room are brights and 1930's repros while in the basement are the clearance fabrics. Before the holidays I bought two of the Material Obsession books and have decided to kick the fabric selection in my next quilt up a notch...should be fun!

More on the other places we visited when I get the fabric out of the car...

6 comments:

Marj said...

I like the Mulligan block. Also your stack of fabric looks like fun. It will be interesting to see what you create with all those bright colors.

Teresa said...

Now see?? You MEANT to make the mistake so that you would be prepared in the future for a week when you want to blow off the block...BRILLIANT!!

Two is my sisters live in Alanta...I need to go see them so I can check out the Atlanta stores!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

sewprimitive karen said...

How clever you were to make your back-up Mulligan block :-). Intown is a fun place.

Scrappy quilter said...

I like to Mulligan block too. And your stack of fabrics too.

McIrish Annie said...

I'll be attempting this one later this week. I found a link on BB's website to a lady who gave step by step directions to put the block together which should help!

see, procrastination is a good thing!

love your block and your extra.. can't wait to see what your material obsession will yield.

RETRO-fabulous said...

Lovely blocks and a fantastic stack of fabrics. I'm off to look that shop up, hopefully they have an online store.