Friday, August 21, 2020
The 'new' version of my Mom's quilt in a bag. Old non-useable fabrics removed, blocks remade, and mathing to be sure enough is left for border treatment.
Our weather has turned to a respectable 70's and I took Mom out for a drive and bit of retail therapy. We visited The Quilt Zoo which is only about 1/2 hr. away. Mom picked up a pretty Christmas panel with coordinates and this was my haul.
We went round and round over the selection for adding to the border/binding of this quilt and I finally landed with this smokey green. "Williamsburg" by Windham Fabrics and at $4 yrd I took what was left on the bolt.
This is the plan and I hope to get it done this weekend - you know me and borders. And that's FOUR borders! As I said, the green will also be used for the binding and should pull it all together nicely.
This just is a 'because' purchase. Because those butterflies and poppies caught my eye and heart. "Poppy Promenade" by Kanvas. The textured gray is actually a Moda - "True Luck" - and I may or may not use with this. I have other grays and some reds that can be mixed with this, but I don't even have a concrete plan for this yet.
This awesome owl panel by Benartex which will be my give away for the Fall Hop in September. I'll add some other goodies with it.
I don't like to use seasonal fabrics, but this panel caught my eye when I was helping Mom select her goodies.
My Brick House (sort of) and............
our Old Dairy Barn (that's not there any more)! I have to make something of these for ME. The other charming panel parts will be used in the Gift Hop in October.
And there was several yards of muslin purchased - backing for a couple of quilts.
We, also, stopped at a local farmer's maket to pick up some items for Mom. I got some fresh, homemade bread (dried tomato, basil, and garlic) that was to die for! I had a couple of slices with dinner - I had to slap my hands to keep from eating the whole thing.
It was a good day out!