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Friday, March 7, 2014

March Goals and

I did not manage to complete my goal for February, so this month it's back at the top of the list.  My Bungle Jungle 2 baby quilt.  Everyday, I get up determined to work on it, but I always find something to distract me.
 On Monday, there was grocery shopping that needed to be done.  On the way home, we stopped at Christie's Quilting Boutique which is about 30 minutes away at 176 Main Street, Norwalk, Connecticut.  In the past few years, seven quilt shops within a 45 minute driving range have closed and one moved 40 minutes farther north.  When Christie opened her shop in the fall, it was like manna in the desert.  In addition to her new brick and mortar store, she also sells fabric online at her Etsy shop.
At the front of the shop, she has a quilting frame set up for anyone who wants to sit and take a stitch



 She has a whole case of Jennifer Paganelli  fabric and  patterns with samples made up in her fabrics.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture.  Jennifer will be at the store on Saturday, March 15th to celebrate Quilting Day
Christie is friendly and helpful and makes you feel comfortable the minute you walk through the door.  The store is convenient to I95 and the Merritt Parkway, so if you're in the area, you should definitely stop by.  With quilt shops becoming an endangered species it's great to be able to support a local shop.

I did manage to add a teal row to my Rainbow Zig Zag quilt and make one teal postage stamp block
 I added more rows to my pink Zig Zag quilt.  I still need to cut more setting triangles before I sew the blocks together.


I am linking up my March goal with the Goal Setting Party at Sew BitterSweet Designs for A Lovely Year of Finishes
I am also linking up with all of the other quilters who are participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I'll add the link when it's up.



12 comments:

  1. You may not have gotten your finish, but have worked on many very pretty things.

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  2. Some fantastic pieces Katie!! You should be very pleased.

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  3. Lovely shop. Nice RSC projects. Some months are more productive than others and February is a short. March is a long month, five Saturdays : )

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  4. Lovely shop to be able to patronize and yes, we see the smaller shops closing here as well and it is disheartening. Your turquoise postage stamps are adorable. I love the hue that is showing on my monitor, knowing that they don't always show true.

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  5. Good Luck this month! Your work looks wonderful!

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  6. Looks like you got more done than you thought. I love your zig zag quilts. I have a bolt of red fabric and may have to do one. So graphic! I wish I had a LQS nearby especially one with quilt frame set up. What a wonderful shop.

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  7. Lots of good progress even if you didn't finish your goal quilt. The zig zags are looking great!

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  8. Your zigzag quilt looks great in the scrappy colour challenge colours.

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  9. Your rainbow zigzag quilts is really looking pretty. This will be an awesome quilt when finished, You have been busy with lots of other blocks.

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  10. What fun to have a quilt in the front to just sit and do a few stitches...your projects are wonderful!

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  11. I see you are staying very busy.
    Nice quilt shop!

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  12. Thank you for the lovely write up hope to see you again !

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