Today I took my fancy-dancy Viking Platinum 775 sewing machine into the shop/quilt store to get serviced. As I was trying to leave the store I was ASSAULTED!
These two pieces of fabric decided that they needed to make a fast get-away and JUMPED into my arms!
Seriously! It's not that I really "need" anymore fabric, but what could I say??? They were BEGGING me to take them home with me.
Actually, I really do need more pastel yellow. It's hard to find a pastel yellow right now that isn't a 1930's repro. Yellows are on the bright side right now, so when I saw this yellow on the 50% off shelf, I knew I had to get it. I don't care about the border along the edges....I really just want the yellow part...but I figure maybe I can find a use for the border strips somewhere. :O
As for the light blue plaid...plaids are hard to find in a good quality quilting weight. There was only 5/8's of a yard, so I got it, too, from the 50% off shelf. I figure I'll add it to my men's shirts that I've collected to "debone" and use the fabric make a quilt out of, ala Bonnie Hunter! :)
This past week, I've made 4 more 12" pastel blocks...
Although I've quilted 2 Dresden plate quilts, they both have been made by someone else and I was just doing the quilting. This is the first Dresden plate block I've made (lower right-hand block). It was fun and pretty easy! I decided to take artistic license and, instead of using a plain color fabric for the center circle, I used the pretty green and pink floral. It looks better in person than it does in the picture.
In the process of making these blocks, I finished 3 more Maverick Star blocks as my leaders/enders.
Since my Viking is now at the sewing machine spa getting a mani/pedi, I decided to pull out "Beyonce" to have available to do any sewing I might want to do.
Why do I call her "Beyounce"???
Because she is a light brown Singer! :):):)
Okay...time to go out and do more cleaning up and burning on the new property! Have a great weekend!