Sunday, January 16, 2011

This, that, and the other

This post is going to ramble a little, so stick with me. (Or don't. I won't know if you leave now!) Anyway...

postage stamp quilt along button.
I wasn't going to join Rachel's latest quilt-along, but then I did. See, I had this Hello Betty Retro jelly roll collecting dust, and I found a Moda Bella Snow jelly roll for a good price I figured, why not?

Postage Stamp Quilt
Here's my progress so far.

Luke took this photo of my progress.

And...thanks so much for your input on my Red Letter Day quilt! You certainly gave me a lot to think about! Here's a chart I created to reflect your responses.
Am I a dork? Yes, I am. So, to update you, I ordered a few blue fabrics to audition. And I'm still seriously considering white. And black. And gray.... Stay tuned!

Also, the lovely Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy tagged me for a Liebster award.

The Liebster award recognizes "little" bloggers--those with fewer than 300 followers. Now, 300 sounds like a lot to me! I'm surprised that anyone who isn't a blood relative reads my blog. Thanks for thinking of me, Elizabeth. Now I get to tell you about three blogs with fewer than 300 followers that I like to read.
1. Blue is Bleu: I've been reading Audrie's blog for a long time. Go for her beautiful, unfussy quilts. Stay for her wicked sense of humor.
2. Sew This Is My Life: Cristin has a great eye for color. Her gray and green quilt is one of my favorites. And she has a really cute little boy! (When I clicked "publish post," Cristin had 299 followers. So she very well might be ineligible for this award by the time you read this! What do you think will happen? Do you think it will be taken away, like Reggie Bush's Heisman?)
3. Film and Thread Now, I have no idea how many followers she has. She very well may have thousands. I hope I haven't offended you with this "little guy" award, Anne! But Anne is an innovative quilter, and her Are We There Yet quilt is unforgettable. I love her Backward Forward quilt too. She makes incredible bee blocks, and her photography is always amazing. Plus, we Alabama quilters need to stick together! should be watching Justified.

Season 2 starts on February 9, and season 1 is available on DVD on Tuesday (so get thee to your Netflix queue!). I'm sure FX will be rerunning the first season too. Timothy Olyphant is fantastic.

Plus it has the coolest intro since The Sopranos.

Okay, think that's about it! Told you I was going to ramble! Have a great Sunday.


felicity said...

LOVE your sashing options pie chart!!

Kristie said...

How have I not seen this Hello Betty fabric before??? I NEED some! Your quilt will be gorgeous. I am hopping into this quilt along, too, just waiting on my fabric....

Robin said...

they are replaying season one now.

love your pie chart. congratulations on your award. Your Mother is very proud.

Kristie said...

p.s I just bought ma a jelly roll or Hello I needed that! I had planned to do the postage stamp using Blis yardage I have, but I may just have to follow your lead here! Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery ;)

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Oh my gosh, Katie, you totally crack me up! I love the pie chart :) I've got a honey bun of that Hello Betty that I got dirt cheap a while ago, and I must say, I really dig the Kona Snow with it! Nice work :)

Sarah Craig said...

I have to laugh at your pie chart - looks like something my math geek niece would do! But whatever works!! I can't wait to see what you decide to use!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I agree about us Alabama bloggers sticking together! Thanks for the thinking of me. Your work really inspires me to keep sewing. We should have an Alabama quilting blogger get-together some day.

I can't wait to see what sashing you end up with. Seeing that pie chart shows how different everyone views things, but in the end, you will know what is right when you see it.