And, of course, no quilt related event would be without quilt patterns! I think I have enough to keep me busy until the end of next year! I'd better get crack-a-lackin'!
I tried to be good about spending my dollars on things I knew I would use. I just didn't give myself a time limit on when that would occur. Take these two sweet pieces of Japanese import fabric from Intown Quilters. How cute are they? The little pigs (who speak French, by the way) and the tweeting birds will one day adorn a cute outfit for a grandchild. What? Yes, I know my children aren't married yet, but they will be one day. And yes, they are at that age.
Vintage feed sack reproduction prints made my heart go pitter-pat, each fat quarter more cute than the next. Once I have enough, I will use then in a quilt. Until then, they will be darling nestled in a basket on my sewing table. The two Civil War reproduction fabrics will be used to repair a quilt made by my great-great grandmother, the reason I am learning to quilt.
I had to buy these fat quarters at Little Quilts. The rooster reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen. Up over the stove hung a larger-than-life rooster my grandmother had created from paper and feathers. It was absolutely beautiful and these prints would definitely have found their way into her kitchen had she seen them. I'm thinking an apron will be just the things for these 1940's inspired prints.
And now for something completely different. This is my version of the Strip Club quilt which is due Saturday morning. I chose cocoa brown and a grassy green for my background and accent fabrics. I love how it makes the square-in-a-square pop. I have two more rows and then the borders and the top will be complete.