Archive for January 27th, 2009

Looking for



It’s by Robyn Pandolph, from a collection called Aubrey Rose.  It’s from approximately 2004, when she was designing for South Seas Imports.  It’s a tone-on-tone green and I need about 1/4 to 1/2 yard.

I have Googled, and tried Quiltshops.com, but all I can even find pictures of online are the focal florals, none of this tone-on-tone.  I’ll give Missingfabrics.com a whirl next, but I thought I’d give this a try — maybe you have a bit of this hiding in your stash that you’d be willing to trade with me?  (I’ll pay postage and trade you for comparable yardage of something from the shop or my stash…).

And of course, you probably want to know WHY I need this.  Well, instead of cleaning (or writing patterns, or writing/drawing my book), I fell prey to temptation again.

Only look!

Another finished quilt top!


Pattern is Peppermint Swirls by Fig Tree Quilts.  Pattern calls for some words (jingle all the way) appliqued on it, but I don’t like what she did, don’t think it “goes”.  Pattern picture shows it bound in red and I really don’t like that, but I only have about half of what I need in order to bind it in the green (it was a kit).

The blocks were together, I needed to add one more corner triangle, trim it, and add the white and green borders.

Having finished 2 quilt tops, I now I feel justified in starting something new!



Suzanne aka EDG

p.s.  i was going to write it as EDGirl.  But then I worried that it looked like I was calling myself Erectile Dysfunction Girl.


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Feeling like Goldilocks

Just once, I’d like for things to go according to plan.

Like today, for instance.  I needed to arrive at the shop early enough to finish up some packages and take them to the Post Office, before I open the doors at 10.

That included printing a couple copies of my books.  I didn’t get them printed last night because the toner cartridge I had just installed was leaving spots on the edge of the page, and I wasn’t able to fuss around with at the time.

Mind you, the toner cartridge I was replacing was leaving faint black lines on the pages, so it wasn’t like I could just throw that one back in.

My recent toner shipment had included 3 black toner cartridges, so I thought I’d just stick another new one in, get the stuff printed, and then deal with replacing the 2 bad cartridges later.


You see where this is going?

The replacement replacement had a big ole strip of NOTHING down the right side of the page.

This one leaves spots.

This one leaves stripes.

This one leaves blanks.

Thankfully (for my sanity) the FINAL new one I installed is Just Right.

I’m actually quite surprised, I’ve been using toner from this particular company for some time now, and this is only the 2nd?  3rd? (ok, 3rd, 4th, and 5th) times I’ve gotten a defective cartridge from them.  As you can imagine, I’ll be calling in a bit to see about getting replacements.  But that means I’ll have to package up the bad ones and take THOSE to the post office, and all I really want to do right now is QUILT.

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