No, this isn't my quilt (I wish it were!), but I love it! This is a charity quilt that I brought home from guild meeting to bind. It was suggested that I put on a black binding, but I had other ideas. I'll show you when it's done. This was made by a volunteer from scraps left over from the quilt show. (We sold scraps next to where we were demonstrating crumb blocks, and we made over $50. We still have scraps left!) I think I recognize some of my scraps in this quilt!
Here's a detail shot. P. did a great job on these blocks. She started quilting in the early 1980's and she's still using templates and scissors. Everyone was completely shocked when P. admitted that she didn't know what a rotary cutter is!
I've been on a couple of field trips in the last few weeks. Some fabric followed me home. These are all the black and white fabrics. I can't seem to stop buying them. I need to make a black and white quilt, but can't decide on a pattern. Oh, and the black with white stripes in the upper left corner was a gift from a friend.
The fabric on the left was purchased because I have a plan for it. You'll have to wait a while to find out! The fabric on the right is a Lotta Jansdotter fabric and I fell in love with it. I think it looks like dandelions, or maybe sea anemones. I might just stick it up on the wall just as it is! It would look great in my bedroom on my dark blue wall. It reminds me of the Marimekko fabrics from the 60's and 70's. I always loved those great graphic fabrics. Now, I guess I'd have to say that they look like IKEA stuff. Maybe that's why I like IKEA, aside from the wonderful Swedish meatballs!
Looking up Marimekko, I discovered they're still out there, still making those wonderful graphic fabrics. And I still love it! Look at the cool bedroom linens! I love the purple graphic, and the blue ginko, and . . . pretty much all of it! And, even better, they have fabric! Now I want some, darn it! (Sorry for all the distracting links, J! Hee hee!)
More fabric followed me home. I love that chocolate batik with the turquoise! So far, I just like to pet it.
And some beads came to play too. They'll go into stretchy bracelets. That's the only jewelry I'm any good at making.
Mount Rainier at sunset a few weeks back. That was the last time we saw the sun for any length of time. Summer hasn't come to the Northwest yet. We're not getting tans - we're getting rain freckles!