Friday, May 2, 2014
Time is flying by and I seem to not be getting a whole lot accomplished. I purchased this fabric today at the local quilt store, The Quilt Block. How fun it is!
The ladies at the shop made this into a baby quilt, such a good idea. You can machine quilt right down those edges, I love when that happens. I am not sure if it will be a baby quilt or a back.
I also like this to add to the low volume stash.
So I went out to get the mail and there is a package, addressed to me, from Australia! What could it be? I had not ordered anything....
Umbrella Prints! They are something I have seen around blog land and wondered what they were like. I have never seen them in any quilt stores any where.
The fabrics are so beautiful! You get little bits and pieces, hence the name "trimmings".
This group reminds me of summer and sea shells!
There was no name inside the package, so I guess I must have a fairy godmother!
Some of you have asked about the Mystery Quilt Workshop....."what did they make?" So Debbi sent me her finished table runner. Well done Debbi and perfect for summer! Maybe some of the other will send me a picture of theirs, hint, hint....
I also finished up my blocks for the QAL I am doing with 1/4" Mark This week our assignment was to make a block that represented when we were born. I was born in 1956. Life was simple (you can see the word a bit in the fabric) and my friends and I were pretty innocent.
Our second block was to be "when would you have liked to have been born". Now that 's a mouthful, I am not even sure the grammar is correct.....
I am staying in the '50s. I think it was a wonderful time and there is NOTHING I would change about my life. I remember my mom hanging out the wash and every Tuesday she did the ironing while watching her stories, As The World Turns in particular.
Would you change the time you were born or would you stay in the same time zone, so to speak? I did toy with the 1856, Civil War era as I find that time period fascinating BUT as you remember all the whining I did this winter with no power, I need to shower every day, with hot water, inside, with real soap and of course there is my hair dryer that I can't live without.....