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.