I keep finding pictures I want to share and inspire.
A NEW challenge to all applique folks. I did not even buy the pattern, but I absolutely love it! It comes from Patchwork with Busyfingers of Australia. I bought a pattern that was not quite so challenging, but I cannot find it! It is called Lancaster. Does that indicate that a lot came home with me? I am afraid it did not come home with me and was left in another vender booth.
I am a real sucker for border fabric and strips. I want three yards of this one. I love the eagles. You will want this! People wonder if it is applique! It is by Marcus Fabrics. If you own a shop, you need a bolt of this! Maybe two!
Here is the same fabric in another quilt. I saw this in a school house done by Red Crinoline Quilts (formerly Bonnie Blue Quilts). Paula Barnes and Ellen Robison did this class on “Don’t be Afraid of Border, Stripes, Plaids & Directional Prints”. This was a fun session, as they showed many quilts they have made over the years and how they created interest by using the variety in fabric types. I was inspired to use the stash of these that I already have.
Here is one to remind us of our box of homespun. Next time I need a guy quilt, this might be it and I would not have to buy fabric! The gals showed this to remind us that in quilts the plaids can get big or not in a perfect line and still make a charming quilt.
After all this inspiration, I worked on something very simple for my friends to learn next week. I do believe I was visiting another planet when the tube concept hit the quilt world. I did buy a book a year ago and finally tried it out. I went to my drawer of 2-1/2″ scraps and whoa-la! All I had to cut was the setting blue. I almost had enough WOF strips to do the entire quilt. Then I pieced a few strips to make them work. I can see this as an easy guy quilt for the next graduate! I would leave out the flowers!
Now that I am sharing about my stash and scraps, I need to confess my plans for the future: Which quilting friend has been instructed as to how your quilting stuff will be distributed? Don’t expect your family to have a clue!