"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Crazy Quilt Journal Project, February block complete.

My quilt blocks for this project will all be made using ties, as I wrote earlier this year. I am making each block in a different colour range, and will try to incorporate a theme of some sort as well. When I created the purple block for January, I didn't have a theme in mind, as I just wanted to make a start on the block regardless. But I gave my second block the theme of Valentines Day, hence the bright red.
Next month being March, my block will be in shades of green, for St Patrick's Day! Anyone know where I can find an embroidered shamrock? Before I close this post, I want to show you what I bought on Amazon recently. It cost an arm and a leg; the pack of cards was only a couple of dollars, but the postage was a shocking $A17! I was spitting chips and put in a complaint to the seller, but all they kept saying was that Amazon set the shipping rates according to what the item is, not how big it is or how much it weighs. Fair enough, but it only cost me $12 to ship a book from the USA last month, which was at least four times the size of a deck of cards. Enough grumbling. Check these out - so cute!
A pack of playing cards featuring crazy quilt designs by Allie Aller. The box is at the top right of the photo, and the card next to it shows the front of all the cards.  Allie has a picture of herself for the Joker!  The CQ photos are only on the King, Queen, Jack and Ace of each suite, and each photo is a different design.


Annie said...

Those reds look so gorgeous. This is a very cool project.

And that deck of cards is something you couldn't pass up, of course, high postage and all!

Lakshmi said...

Gina Quilt looks beautiful ..
it is really worry to pay so much for shipping..
Gina I sent you mail regarding macrame bangles.. I can make you as many as you want..it is very easy for me..tell me your bangle size n colours you want..or otherwise if you want particular shapes and size then send me your old bangles..

Wendy said...

I wish I had known you wanted a set! We could have had them sent here and I would have mailed them on to you for around $3.00 US money! So sorry you had to pay that much for those cards. I have the same set of cards they are so lovely. And amazon does not set the price of shipping if it comes from a seller outside of them. They only set shipping on what they directly ship from them to you. I would have been so upset if that were me also!