I’m Blaming Erin

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Did I ever show you my block for the July edition of the Virtual Quilting Bee? Erin’s wonderful idea was to send each of us a different print from Denyse Schmidt‘s Flea Market Fancy line. We each made a nine-patch block with the fabric she sent as the center square on each side of the block. It reminded me how much I’ve loved seeing this line all over the blogosphere and that I had a good amount of the grey floral in my stash.

Then I was at my local fabric shop last weekend trying to find buttons for my long completed Juliet sweater — anyone know a source for two large natural-looking brown buttons? — and there was a bunch of the line staring me in the face. I mean, how could I resist, especially considering it was 25% off and in the colorways that coordinate with my stashed grey.

I'm Blaming Erin

As you can tell, resisting is not my forté. Now I just need to figure out what kind of quilt to make. I have 1/2 yard of each fabric except the grey floral which I have lots of. My favorite quilt show of the year is on Sunday so I may find some more bits to add to the stash, but then again I may not — this line has been out for some time. I’m thinking some sort of simple block that I can cut up and rearrange to look fancy — like the disappearing nine-patch. Any suggestions?

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8 Responses to “I’m Blaming Erin”


  1. 1 Audrey September 4, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I think that would be awesome. Of course, I have been on my own disappearing nine patch kick lately. It goes so quickly and looks so complicated all at the same time! Plus, it is fun to make a block, cut it up, and then make another block.

  2. 2 Sarah September 4, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Regarding the buttons, Red Dirt Mother has an etsy shop where she sells scarves made with handmade (by her husband) wooden buttons. You may be able to find what you are looking for through a special request: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14761826

    By the way, the disappearing nine patch would look great in those fabrics!

  3. 3 jacquie September 5, 2008 at 9:20 am

    so does your local shop sell online? i’ve been searching and searching for this fabric with no luck. cute block too!

  4. 4 John September 5, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I loved Erin’s idea and just might have to steal it for myself! I love how your block turned out, too. I found some of the prints at http://www.aroundtheblockfabrics.com/ for 50% OFF! Only $4.25 per yard.

  5. 5 Katie September 5, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Oh my, I have had an obsession with that fabric since it came out. Now I’m holding on to the last pieces I own. Please tell me which store that is! G-Street Fabrics had one print left, and that’s it (for $9.00 a yard, ouch!) I’m having such a hard time finding it anywhere. Although now I’m checking that link that John left.

  6. 6 erin September 5, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    i love to feed the addiction….that way i am not alone!

  7. 7 Juneau.Eco.Mommie September 7, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    My name’s Erin, what did I do? 🙂 Just kidding, love the ideas on this post.

  8. 8 Stephanie September 8, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    We have a fabulous button shop here in Portland – perhaps they’ll have something? Their store has far more in person than online, so a call might net what you’re looking for.

    http://www.buttonemporium.com/default.aspx

    Cheers!
    Stephanie


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