Friday, May 4, 2012


When I was a dreamy little five-year old leaving a trail of lost wallets, purses, hats and bracelets behind me everywhere I went, it did not bother me a bit. Now that I'm almost 65 years old, I often feel like I must be losing my mind when I forget stuff or lose stuff. This lovely fabric was still in it's shipping envelope in the seat of my overflowing design chair and it was dated June 2011. I have absolutely no recollection of buying it!
I'm planning on doing something wonderful with pink and brown florals someday,so I was glad to find this and prewash it and get it on the clothesline.
The lawn out there is strewn with delicate beauty; tiny wild violets, a stray dandelion, and white clumps of quakerladies. I was told that some people call them bluettes.
I left the fabric to get it's "final rinse" in the light spring rain and as I walked in I admired the new pansies that I had planted last week.

On a more quilty note, I discovered a 6"X12" scrap of sunflower and navy gingham fabric that I had previously bonded to thick Pellon Peltex 71F. It was leftover from having made a few postcards. I did not know what to do with this stiff thick fabric but did not want to just throw it away.
Then I had a brainstorm! I cut it up into a set of eight 3" squares for coasters. My sister Suzanne actually USES coasters, so she will love them! If these were made up with pretty Christmas fabric, it would make a very quick and inexpensive gift.

The rains are very welcome to end the drought, but I sure do miss my sit-in-the-sun sessions for attitude enhancement. Here I worked on carefully pinning all the cornerstones on the sashings for "Recent Developments."
This jumbled looking mess is when it was ready to sew;
And here are three of the five rows joined! I am using a dark green pindot that is ancient, probably from the 1970's. It is cotton Concord Fabrics by Joan Kessler, but it looks great with the yellow and cream floral cornerstones.
It's coming out nicely and I like it!


FeatherDuster said...

Your ancient green pindot is perfect for those houses.

Helen in the UK said...

LOVING your houses as they come together :)

Debra said...

Hi Vic, We also have tons of Quakerladies, love that name, violets & clover which is rich in nitrogen. The Bunnies Love it. Your Houses sare looking so good. Good luck on your progress.

Quilty bird said...

Oh, I love your little houses! A quilt like this is on my to-do list.

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