Well, when I was dyeing up all of the fabric for the charm swap, my niece came over (she's home from college for the summer) She went nuts over the fabric and so, for her birthday, I told her I'd make her a quilt. I have the top done and I'll quilt it on the machine next week. (I'm not wasting handwork on a dorm quilt)
I'm binding it in yellow and have a light purple backing.
Now, I've got to make quilts for my other niece and my nephew...
I'd want to be next in line too!!! That is a stunning quilt Melody. I just love those fabrics...
And thank you for hte pictures from Hancock's. I have ordered form them and was thrilled when my fabrics came. Nice materials...
OMG I had time to kill when we visited an iris hibridizer, had no idea we were so close to SUCH a fabric store. Love your quilt top, wonderful cheerful colors. I am currently working on a sumer project for my sister, embroidering two dozen tie dyed tee shirts with their business logo. I have finished and delivered half of them and hope to get them finished this week and delivered to free up the sewing room for my winter/Christmas quilt blocks. I'm assembling them into a quilt for my granddaughter that turned 16 today.
A bit of advice for that college girl's quilt, embroider her name on one of the squares to discourage theft. Our group learned that when we made a couple of quilts for a Rutgers student.
Ya, he's Keeper. He encourages me to sew and buy flowers, to do the things he knows nurtures my soul. He'll invite me into the studio he is remodeling to READ my novel while he works!! LOL... I rarely can do that. I try to find something useful to do. This afternoon I'm using a wrecking bar and removing old molding, carrying out equipment that is no longer needed in there and other "miscellaneous" work as I can find it. I try to make it a safer, cleaner environment for him to work in. when I run out of stuff I can do, THEN I just keep him company.
He definitely sounds like a keeper Pat. My late hubby used to bring a pillow into my sewing room and read lying on the floor (never mind I had to step over him to get to my iron) just to "be company". There really are (were) some good men out there!!!
I dreamed of going to Hancock's, woke up in a cool sweat from all the money I spent in my dreams-----money I don't have I might mention. LOL
Oh Marion, you ruined a GREAT dream by worrying about money! LOL
I try to get my Sweetie to sit in front of the door so I can move around in my sewing room when he's in there. We've bought him a music stand and a couple of used musical instruments so now he can practice while I sew. It's so nice to have him near. (and NOT in front of my ironing board!)
Melody that quilt is awesome!! OMG I just love the fabrics...brings back memories from the 70th (I had t-shirts like that...lol)
I need a quiltstore like that here!!! You litterly could spend days in there it seems.
Marion put all the pennies in the Canada jar so I get to see you next year!! But then again we could also meet in Costa Rica...that is one place I would love to visit!!
The Quilt Museum featured a Russian artist several years ago. There was a reception and they had her work featured in one of the galleries. After the reception some folks were showing her around Paducah and thought she'd like to visit Hancock's.
When she went inside, she froze, and finally began to cry. They thought she might be ill, but no, she said that the riches were overwhelming. She had no idea that such a fabric store existed.
That gave me chill bumps Melody. Says alots about lives in different countries, doesn't it.
Thea, Costa Rica is a favorite place for my daughter and me. We first went with a tour group in 2007 and then in 2009, my daughter was awarded a scholarship to study at a school in Manuel Antonio for 3 weeks. I joined her when she was finished and we toured for another 10 days. Canada does come first however!!!