Greetings from South Texas – where the weather is TRYING to turn into Fall, but cannot quite make it. But it is so much better than the 100’s!
It looks like I have 10 more days before I really become OLD! Yup – Halloween will be flying on my broomstick at the age of 70! Great age if one can still enjoy retirement, quilting, and spending time with Hubby.
Last week, I decided to order some fat quarters and was still looking for Richmond Reds to be on sale! When I started working on Di Ford’s I purchased 2 and 3 yard pieces and then I started working on reproduction blocks. I could have used a lot of fat quarters instead of doing what I did. I was lucky and found some great bargains. Here are some of the bargains I found:
I finally found a good bargain for the Richmond Reds – I was so excited. I love this line and the Ladies Albums by Barbara Brackman.
Now for the real deal – 48 Jo Morton Fat Quarters – They are from some of the older lines – but who cares – I just love the fabrics.
In this bundle I found two border prints that I really liked and wish I could find them – they just might work with Di Ford Quilt. But I am sure that they are long gone, and I am not sure which line they are from. Need to do some Dick Tracy on these. Maybe I would be lucky and find a few yards in someone’s sale bin.
OK – Here we go – an update on my Alexander’s Bean Pot blocks! I have finished 16 blocks – I am thinking that 30 total will make a nice lap quilt for Darryl. I am hoping to get this one finished and quilted by Halloween. Wish me luck. I am really enjoying making this little quilt – not only that it is for Darryl, but the fact that it is fun selecting the fabrics and then making the block within an hour – Nice to see a finished block that did not take 6 hours because of issues!
The sashings will be fun to make too. They will be corner 9 patches measuring 2 3/4″ – OH BOY…. I was working on Block 17 when I realized that I had played too much with this one – I was intrigued with the light color fabric and messed up! I also loved the idea of “fussy cutting” the SnS corner blocks – Well YUP – I put the light where the dark should have been and the dark where the light should have been! But – hey – I rather like the look for another project.
Well, hope everyone has a great evening and keep on quilting!