Yesterday was our first day of school. I love that we start so much later than some of the other schools...we try to stretch summer out as long as we can. This is the long awaited, much commented on by the peanut gallery...Vacation Quilt.
Done in blues and greens to remind me this winter of the ocean surf at Pensacola and Destin, Florida. When it's icy, snowing and downright cold...I'm hoping we can snuggle up under it and psyche ourselves into thinking it's really much warmer and we can hear the waves gently lapping against the shore.
I'm still looking for a pattern, or inspiration for my hex quilt. I'm using Moda's 'Sanctuary' in purple and yellow...can't seem to find any anywhere. I would pick a popular color! Yikes. I bought this at a quilt store almost three hours away. I like the play of colors, the romanctic look of the fabric, the softness...hope I can find extra!
Here is an antique 'Grandmother's Garden' I found a picture of on the web. All the time and effort that went into a project like this. Makes me wonder where the faric came from? Mom's old dress. Dad's worn work shirts. Outgrown baby clothes. Feed sacks. Gifts from neighbors. They knew how to be thrifty in those days.
This is the fabric in sage. And below is the purple I'm looking for. Grrr.....need my fabric fairy to help me find a pattern.