Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New fabric

This is the newest fabric in the shop, just arrived today. It's from the collection Aubrielle from RJR Fabrics. (Bolt #1406-$9.49/yd) I've no clue what I'm going to do with it yet but the mind is definitely spinning around.

What I really need to do is get back to the desk work, darn!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

What I'm doing with my Fossil Fern leftovers

If you know me, you know my love for the Fossil Fern Collection from Benartex. Since I use it so much I am getting quite a collection of scraps. Combine that with a need to take a project on vacation in January and the beginning of a new quilt was born. As you can see, the block is a simple four-patch with framing. The quilting pattern is a stencil (circa 1850) that I sell here in the shop.

Dig this, I machine baste the blocks so I can hand quilt them. So far I have nine (9) blocks pieced and quilted. After laying out the blocks for the picture I am getting the "itch" to start sewing them together and quilt the framing strips. How big will this quilt be when done? I have no clue. I guess whenever I run out of scraps or I get tired of making the blocks.