A couple more blocks

Only had time to get a couple of blocks done this weekend.  Spent most of the weekend shopping  as working on a show like Project Runway will make you paranoid about your outfit!!

The blocks for the first month of the 12 Squared bee.

12 Squared - May

It was so much fun to work with these bright and vibrant colors.

12 Squared - May

12 Squared - May

On a different note – my job takes me to Seattle later this week and then I head to NYC. I know I want to hit up Purl Soho, but anyone have any other recommendations of fabric or other fun stores that I can’t miss out on while I’m in either city??

23 Responses to “A couple more blocks”

  1. Anna May 4, 2009 at 8:01 am #

    I love those blocks — the colors are so vibrant and the way you put them together is fantastic!

  2. Jane May 4, 2009 at 8:03 am #

    Gosh I love those blocks and your fabric choices!

  3. Carrie May 4, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    Great blocks! In NYC, Purl and City Quilter are my favorite quilting fabric stores. http://www.cityquilter.com. I’d be glad to help if you need any other NYC recommendations. Have fun on your travels.

  4. wendy May 4, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    I really am so impressed that you’re with Project Runway! I love that show so much. I said it when you announced it and i’m saying it again! Go you!

    I love those Tina Givens bees, I have them in orange. Love the coriander, wallflower and other Tina Givens’ too!

  5. Shannon May 4, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    While you are in Seattle you should go to Archie McPhee’s, http://www.mcphee.com/ and then a couple of blocks up the street go to Molly Moon’s http://www.mollymoonicecream.com/, for great ice cream. There isn’t a really good fabric store in Seattle right now, it’s mostly Joanns, but if you can get up to Northgate, Pacific Fabrics, http://www.pacificfabrics.com/, has good stuff.

  6. Kristin May 4, 2009 at 9:37 am #

    This is a neat shop in Seattle: http://www.nancyssewingbasket.com/

  7. Bonnie May 4, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    If you stop by Purl and are hungry, you should eat at Bar Pitti, which is not to far from Purl on the Ave. of Americas. Really great, fresh Italian food!!!

  8. amanda May 4, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    I live in Seattle and I don’t think any of the fabric stores here are worth trekking to. We definitely don’t have anything that is up to the level of Purl Soho!

  9. Asia May 4, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    The blocks look great! I’d recommend The Quilting Loft in Seattle, Quiltworks Northwest in Bellevue, and if you make out to Bothell, Keepsake Cottage in Country Village (Country Village is fun all together, and worth the trip out).


  10. Jen May 4, 2009 at 10:22 am #


    My favorites are above.
    Though, Reprodepot is outside of Seattle. If you have time, it’s worth the drive.

  11. Allison May 4, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    Hey Alissa, I’m in Seattle right now too, I haven’t been to many quilt shops downtown, but here is a link to a good one. Its big and they carry alot, they have lots of stores. I think they’re discount warehouse is downtown. There is also a little quilt shop in Pikes Place Market. I’m not sure what its called but its on the left of the fish market (where they throw the fish :) and its either on that level or the one under it. Anyone would know if you asked. :) Have a great trip!


  12. Jackie May 4, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    Great blocks, fun colors!! NYC recommendations… The city quilter and M & J Trims, a fabulous wonderful trim store. Gads of embellishments.

  13. Alison Marie May 4, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    I used to shop for fabrics in NY a lot…..you could go to the garment district downtown….I’ll send you an email w/ some suggestions.

  14. Angie May 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    Wonderful!I love that pink woodgrain fabric :-)

  15. Jeanine May 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm #

    I agree… City Quilter and M&J trimming. If you get hungry, I totally recommend Once Upon a Tart which is next door or two to Purl (the yarn store). You will NOT be disappointed.

  16. andi May 4, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    You just pull together the mosy unlikely of fabrics and it seems to work … every time.
    Love the bees!!
    Andi :-)

  17. Jennifer May 4, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    Definitely hit up City Quilter-I was disappointed in Purl Patchwork when I headed over, plus it was a big trek. Mood is awesome, and Paron Fabrics is great too. Check out Paula Nadelstern’s website-for a fabric tour of NYC.

  18. Jackie May 4, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    I would agree that Project Runway would make you re-evalate the wardrobe! What did you end up going with? Edgy? Classic?

    The blocks are wonderful!

  19. Regina Moore May 4, 2009 at 7:05 pm #

    Gorgeous blocks…Such a wonderful combination of fabrics!

  20. amandajean May 5, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    i love those blocks! nice job, again. have fun on your trips. sounds like a perfect opportunity to fabric shop. :)

  21. Rachel May 5, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    Those blocks are gorgeous!!! I’m really wanting to make some now! :D

  22. suesue May 5, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    “disdressed” blog is in new york and she has a wonderful list of places to go. if you can’t find it, email me and i’ll send an attachment because i have it saved. have fun!!

  23. Jackie May 6, 2009 at 5:00 am #

    Love the blocks and the fabric.

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