Monday, October 16, 2017

Julie Says

My pal Julie has been my inspiration more than once before this. She was the catalyst for the intricate R5 quilt from a few years back. Most important, she was the brains behind the SSOB and the one who convinced me that I could free piece a barn.

Lately she's been making a series of "scrapbook" blocks, using fabric scraps that had been gifted to her or left-over from other, more intentional projects. She seems to like the square-in-a-square-in-a-square concept a lot. So do I. I've been watching her scrapbook blocks evolve over the past week or so, and gradually got sucked in.

I'm not a particularly sentimental person, so I didn't have the carefully catalogued left-overs that Julie does. But I do have left-over bits and pieces from my recent foray into the super-brights that Allison Glass (and a couple of others) produced in the past six months or so. And I do have a F8 bundle of text prints I got from Pink Castle. And my white-gray-black bin has a fair amount of blurry blacks. And so, off I go. Here are four from the first seven, with more to follow. I kind of think these will go together side-by-side with no lattice, just a blurry black background quilt with these wonderful pops of super bright color.

Now I'm wondering if there are other quilters out there interpreting Julie's notion for themselves, and if so, what their blocks are like. Wouldn't it be fun to have a "Julie Says" exhibit of all of them!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

It's About Time

I got my refund.

You know, the one that's taken so long that you've forgotten about it. I wonder if that's what they were hoping I would do.

On September 11, I placed an order with The Popcorn Factory. When the FREE SHIPPING code I had wasn't applied, I canceled the order. When I didn't get my refund, I contacted them, and they gave me a hard time and suggested I contact PayPal.

I contacted PayPal who made promises that they didn't keep. One thing led to another. And today, October 11, I got the refund that had been deducted from my account five minutes after I placed the order.

I'm not thrilled with PayPal's performance, but I'll continue to use the service. The Popcorn Factory, however, is history for me.