Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Did you all spend way too much money buying fabric during the fabulous Labor Day sales? I certainly did. Boy, it's so hard to resist a good sale. Fabric just keeps going up, and it's unlikely to go down anytime soon, so when I can find a substantial discount on stuff I wanted even at full price, I jump. Thanks to Jan, I purchased these reproduction goodies from Fabric Shack. I love serpentine stripes, and wiggly coral-like designs, and they aren't easy to find. I also ordered waaaaay too many pieces of Kaffe Collective from Tennessee Quilts, because they had a dollar off each one yard purchase. I'll have to be exceptionally virtuous for the rest of the month, but it'll be worth it.
I got word from Lizzie that she had received my parcel, so now I'm able to show you what I made for my part of the exchange. Here it is:
Lastly, here is the current status of the center medallion. I confess to being worried that it is too drab. I am giving much consideration to what comes next. What will be next border be? I am leaning toward applique. Stars would be the obvious choice, ending with the clamshell borders, but I prefer applique to piecing, so as I work on these clamshells that's what my brain is grinding over. So hard to know in advance how things will end up looking...................for me that's the terror, and the fascination, that makes quilting so compelling. What does it for you?
I hope you got some goodies during the sales, and I'll be looking to see what you all are up to. Happy stitching, Michele