Back to the fabric. I absolutely adore Art Gallery fabrics from the first one I purchased. Unbelievable hand! "Feel the difference" indeed. I'll admit I would not have bought many of these if I was in a quilt shop, just not feeling the colour combinations here. But they are growing on me, and since remembering that I wanted to do a Swoon quilt, I've decided these might make quite a lovely one.
Last week I took Dayna's quilt into my LQS to show the ladies and to check out if any of the fabrics I bought were still in stock, as I do not have a speck of the deepest purple left, which I'd like for the binding. With a little help, I found it! Only one yard remained on the bolt, and I took it. They gave me 10% off too.
Cushion Cover Saga
So you know I made the cushion that is on my Q1 list. You also know that I inadvertently made it 20" instead of 18. You know I started making a 20" mate for it since I have to cover two brown and red cushions. You know that I am using scraps plus leftovers from my Tidal Lace pillowcases. You saw the start of a plus quilt cushion cover in my last post. 10X10 would give me my 20".
Somehow, I had yet another brainfart, and half way through I was somehow doing a 9X9 grid.
|Ready for quilting|
|No big deal at all. Love it.|
|For the binding I used a black striped Debbie Mumm I've had forever. I'm so glad I brought it with me by chance! Did you notice pale green dove fabric left over from Brady's stocking? :-)|
I didn't think I'd have enough of any turquoise or aqua fabric here with me for a back, but look what I found!
|Butterfly Wings from Tula Pink's "Acacia" line|
In dog world news, Rocco loved his day yesterday. He finally got to meet the two Great Dane girls that glide by our house nearly every morning, off leash, owner puffing on his cigar as they plod slowly along. Rocco can either hear or smell them ages before they appear; it's uncanny.
|They had a very serious nose-to-nose and nose-to-nether-regions first meeting|
Q1 List, and another handwritten list of projects I've brought, to keep me focussed, that I still often wander, yet always with such fun and fabulous results if I do say so myself. :-)
Speaking of fabulous:
|I bought these at Aldi's on Saturday. "Product of Mexico" Red Sun Farms. That sounds familiar...|
Linking up with Molli Sparkles.
Cooking Up Quilts because I am crushing on (as my daughters would say) on these turquoises as well as Fleet and Flourish.