Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just a quick 'Hi'

Hello everybody! This is just a quick little post so that you all don't forget who I am! Below is a picture that I have had on the computer for a while but don't think I've ever shared on the blog. It is a quilt I made a few years back called 'For All Those Scrappy Times'. It was a McCall's Quilting pattern and though it was a simple pattern to do, it turned into a nightmare! I spent a few years collecting fabrics for it,no big deal there. Then when I had together all the fabrics I wanted to use , I followed the cutting instructions and cut my fabric. Well , they made a cutting 'error' and that caused a huge waste of fabric. Well , no so much a waste as I could use that fabric at some point for another quilt, just not the one I wanted to use it on. I contacted them, let them know my problem, and they stated that in the following issue they had made a 'correction'. Well a lot of good that did me. I mean who buys every single issue of a particular quilting magazine? I for sure don't! They appologized and said that all they could do was send me a free issue and took my name and address. Well , they didn't even do that. I contacted them several weeks later and asked them where my magazine was and no response whatsoever. I still have never bought another one of their magazines. Call me petty ,but I was really upset about it. Since I had had the fabrics for awhile , by the time I went to purchase fabric again to finish cutting the quilt, the original fabric choice was no longer available. As it turns out, the new fabric I bought I liked much better than the first . That led me to finding a new fabric designer that I just love, Sandy Gervais.



Sorry there's not much detail in this picture. I'll probably get around to taking a better one eventually. The dark blue fabric for the hour glass block is from the Stitches on the Oregon Trail collection from Kansas Troubles, another favorite fabric designer of mine. The yellow/gold print is the fabric from Sandy Gervais but I can't for the life of me remember what that collection was. Any guesses out there?


Ok, ok, so this wasn't such a quick post after all ! Sorry!

'tll next time,
Sharlotte

10 comments:

  1. That's so pretty!! Sorry you had so much trouble but the end result is great!

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  2. I really like the colors in that quilt! And Boo on McCalls Quilting! I don't get every issue of a magazine either, so you sure can miss out on things. Although I think now they do have a website and post corrections, but a lot of help that was a while ago. I love Kansas Troubles quilts too! Although the one I'm working on right now has some rather vague instructions - I spend more time reading the directions than actually sewing!

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  3. Beautiful quilt! I hope to try to make my first quilt sometime next year, hope mine looks as pretty as yours :-)

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  4. I hate it when that happens! but the quilt is beautiful, regardless of the hassle you were put through.

    HAPPY STITCHIN'
    Terri

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  5. Love the colours your quilt!

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  6. Beautiful--love the colors in it!

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  7. Looks good. I wouldn't buy another either; terrible service and unreliable info.

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  8. Totally understand your feeling with the magazine! LOVE the quilt! Thanks for sharing!

    And in response to your kind comment on my blog...the background of that crochet photo is an old ironing board I got years ago and stenciled stars on it! Of all the boards I've gotten over the years, this is the one that I just can't part with!

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  9. I like the quilt a lot! Great colors.

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