Now we are on to what's new at the shop for fabric deliveries! Jo Morton's Simple Charms (that word "Charms" reminds me of a topic I am getting ready to discuss as soon as I get some photos taken!!) fabrics arrived today! Wonderful homespuns that look terrific in hers and others' reproduction quilts, Toiles that I can't get enough of, and nice fine Ticking stripes (printed stripes on quilt fabric this time.....not the "real" ticking). Think I forgot to show Jo's "Bridgeport" when it came in last month; also received "Crimson Bouquet" and "Elizabethtown" with its showstopping Sunflower Stripe!
These are what is left in the shop for "old" Toiles....also Jo's.
This is a bit of a departure for me but I love this line from Moda's 3 Sisters, "Papillon". The lighter colors and airy pattern designs are reminiscent to me of early 1800's fabrics....Remember how we loved the light colors of the 1830's French dressgoods fabrics that Margo Krager did from her fabulous auction find of a catalogue of dress fabric samples in excellent condition? I made a Framed Medallion Quilt from that line, gave it to my granddaughter, but it is here at my home at the moment......I'll try to get some photos of it one of these Very Fine Spring days we are experiencing, even before the official start of spring! We had No Winter here in Maine......I missed it, but a lot of folks disagree with me! My wood stove in the living room keeps me cozy and warm while I do handwork in the evenings! During the day, I am moving around too much to feel cold! One of those activities is carrying in the wood to keep that stove fired up! Of course, if I had to drive in snowstorms, I am sure I would be singing a different tune!
Guess that is it for now......have been working on a few quilt projects.....really I have! But nothing is quite done enough to bother with photos yet. One, well actually two, are Jo Morton Club #11 quilts and the third is from Country Threads new book "Back to Charm School"....naturally I chose one of the more complicated ones.......see page 45! Happened to find that I still had a few "Charity" charm packs left which this little quilt is made from. Oh, yes, still working on those tiny little blue/brown 4-Patches made from 1" strip leftovers that I mentioned previously.....actually enough for two little quilts!
And, I've had to spend time Learning New Stuff! IT stuff mostly! Doesn't come as easily to me as it does the Grands! Tax program is different and I had to start working with Google browser (getting easier after getting used to it!) and Thanks to Lori from Humble Quilts who helped me figure out how to turn off the Word Verification! One of these days, I'd like to experiment with a new blog layout but for now this simple beginner one suits me just fine! Finding time to sew/quilt is hard enough without throwing other activities into the mix!