Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The weather forecast is for rain this week, so I am taking preventative steps against the oncoming gloom. My Thirties Something quilt is the perfect antidote! These Depression era fabrics always cheer me up. I have also discovered free hand-quilting is great fun. No marking, no rulers, no stencils...just going with the flow here. As Gene Kelly once sang, "Come on with the rain, I've a smile on my face."
Saturday, October 4, 2014
I saw this photo in Hamptons Cottages & Gardens magazine last summer...
...and I have been making my own version ever since.
I will hand quilt this around each tile ( 263 in all) and revisit every single fabric once more. Some of these fabrics came from faraway places, so I can take an imaginary trip around the world now. Thanks again to my friends in London, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and the USA for all your contributions!