Thank you for the encouragement and kind words on the Churn Dash quilt.
The whimsy is finished, batting and backing ready.
Now I just need a sunny day to grab a quick picture of it.
This sweet fabric was bought several years ago. No selvage. No idea where it came from or who made it. Sigh. But I sure do love the happiness of it all and have snippets in my Blues scrap drawer.
This scrap went into a block I made last January. I had great plans to make a lap quilt, but I'm realizing some color combinations just don't work that way in a house full of boys. LOL
So after finishing the first Churn Dash top, I sorted through my orphan blocks pile and pulled this out to finally do something with it.
I sashed it with a print from Sweetwater's "Sunkissed" line, one of my favorites! Some meandering quilting and large-outline, hand stitching and it was ready to be made into something I know the boys will like and use.
A soft, comfy pillow to take a nap or watch a movie with.
One of the very first quilt stores I started shopping at is going out of business.
I will miss the very creative and funny owner, but she is closing to take care of her dad after her mom's death...and I deeply admire her for that.
She's having a 30% off sale for October, 40% for November and December is 50% off whatever is left. I had a chance to drive over and do some shopping and visiting.
The ones on the top are for fun and the ones on the bottom will go into a vintage linens quilt I want to start. As soon as my other vintage quilt is finished. Ahem.
I also managed to scoop up some used rulers at fantastic prices!
From $2-$5. I love being able to use tools that have been lovingly used by someone else. I like to think about all of the great fabrics they've seen and what they have helped make in the store.
Thinking of turning these into pillows too. They would match a certain Metro Rings quilt made for a lovely young pair of newlyweds.
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