I love Quilt Market!
I have never been there, but I love it. All the online shops clean house in anticipation of the new fabric lines and it feels like Christmas to me. Just look at the lovelies that have arrived at my doorstep in the last two weeks! Sale prices allow me to indulge in my new found passion for for apple green. And spring green. And acid green. And bright green. Yes, pink and aqua creep into the palette but I am still loving that green!
Remember Giveaway Day? This amazing batch of scraps arrived from JCasa Handmade and I have been sorting through it since Memorial Day.
"Someone sent you scraps?" asked my poor SUV. (Slightly Used Husband)
"Yes." I purred. "Isn't this piece amazing?"
"I guess. Are you going to keep all that?" Poor deluded man, he believes one can have enough fabric. The SUV seems to forget his ninety-seven antique woodworking planes in the basement. I accept his addiction. He is going to have to learn to deal with mine.
Jennifer had already joined a few of the charm pieces she sent. They looked a bit familiar so I took them to my studio and sliced them in half and joined them all together. That's when I recognized my little fabric pals.
The doll quilt on the bottom (upper right hand side) was made for me by my grandmother 50 years ago (That's right, I 'm vintage!).
The doll quilt on top was made with the scraps from Jennifer.
My quilt has been loved for half a century and is a bit faded.
Maybe one of my granddaughters will still have her doll quilt when I am 100 and remark that it looks a bit lighter than she remembered when she shares it with her granddaughter.
Who would be my great-great granddaughter.
Wow, I hope they fix the oil leak in the Gulf by then.
I hope I have teeth.
Then I made a quilt and pillow from my own scrap bag for little Cora. A girl after my own heart, she actually wakes up asking for her baby doll.
Here's the palette for the nine-patch block swap for The Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild. We meet tomorrow night and I am excited to see what everyone else has created.
I tried to talk them into apple green instead of yellow but apparently everyone does not share my passion for granny smith apple green.
This bit of fabric will be a Sis Boom Patricia Tunic for me. I haven't sewn anything for myself for years. This also represents my very first Amy Butler purchase.
Can you believe it?
I was an Amy Butler Virgin!
Hooray for Quilt Market! I found this Bali Gate in pink from the Love Collection at less than $6/yard!
You have to love Quilt Market!