Sunday, April 22, 2007

Can you see a trend here?

You might have to click the picture up bigger to see it. Go ahead. I'll wait.

Did you see it? I buy very few patterns choosing to get my ideas from online sources or from books and magazines or I just make them up as I go along. Okay so I'll also admit to looking at a picture of a quilt and saying, "I can do that without a pattern." And I do! But there are a few patterns I've come across in recent years that I just couldn't resist buying. As I was gathering my patterns from where they've gotten scattered to all over the house I noticed a definite trend here. Except for the 4 Atkinson Design patterns and 3 other assorted scrappy patterns I have these are the rest of my pattern collection. And have I made a single one? NOPE! But one day.....

9 comments:

Patti said...

A trend? Can you say cats? If I'm looking correctly it appears that every one of these has a cat on it somewhere LOL! I'm with you but 10 times worse - lots and lots of patterns but few of them made. Wait until I retire and then watch me!

Vicky said...

Really I'm impressed that you have so few patterns. I've got a billion of them and usually don't even make them up; just use them for inspiration. Think of how much money was wasted that could have been used for fabric! :) Of course, that then goes back to the problem of fabric storage and organization. (sigh) It's a never-ending process!

Love your kitty cat patterns! You need to choose one and just do it - in your nicely organized sewing room! Of course, that then would mess it up. (sigh)

Beth said...

And I thought I had all the cat patterns...LOL...But would you believe I don't have a single one of those. Over the last few years I too started collecting kitty patterns when our cat family grew to 9 after hubby moved in with us...LOL.... If you ever want to purge some of those cute kitty patterns just let me know...perhaps we can work out some sort of trade :)

Quilt Memories said...

I haven't commented on your blog before, but must say I am impressed with what you are doing in your Sewing room. Keep up the good work, but save some Play time.After all, that is why we have a sewing room!!!! I have been reading your blog for sometime, so feel as though I know you. So tomorrow grab some time for quilting memories!!!

cher said...

won't you have fun when you pick one and make it? and have you done your 30 minutes today???

The Calico Cat said...

I own several of those patterns - not all of them, but several. (I buy them to support those that support my love!)

QuiltingFitzy said...

Well...change your "cat" theme to my "snowman" theme, lol.

I love the McKenna Ryan pattern tho!

Get in some time on that room darlin'...we're watchin'!

mamaspark said...

Hi Nancy,
I got to participate in the siggy swap and it was fun to see who got the prize! Since you are frome Texas I thought you should stop by my blog and see the UT quilt I am making for my son, a hugh UT fan. I am also a fellow cat lover, we have 5, how many do you have? There are a few pics of the cats there too.
~Pam

gwen said...

Fortunately for me, I have never bought a pattern so far, got everything from magazines (have loads of these), internet, ...
Congrat on your Super Siggy, I was not that lucky, but then I know Bea personally so I am lucky in a way too! Take care.