I'm asleep at the wheel - we have been extremely busy. [See caro-en-rob.blogspot.com.] I have been being a very good girl and the few things that I have been buying, lately, are really only tools. And the only fabric was a bit of the animal fabric I want for my new grandbaby (and which I found on a 30% off table - hurrah for using dated fabrics!)
Here are a couple of my new "tools"
A marking pencil, some tape that is both inches and centimeters and a few new pins. Really just housekeeping items. You've already seen the Animals Around the World fabric. Caro bought some Texture Magic -for us to 'play' with and see what it can do. We did take a short class last Saturday, on the stuff and it is interesting. Not exactly sure how I would use it other than one idea the teacher had for making a table runner, in fall colors, and making leaves using T.M. to crinkle up the leaves. Quite a good idea.
Plain cottons in the back row and silk in the front. Hmmmmm.
From my stash, a baby quilt for our friend Saskia, in the Netherlands, expecting a little girl in April,
Very pink and white, to be backed with pink flannel (also from stash). I have also been working some more on this quilt (oh, UFO's always just wait for us) doing hand-quilting. However, one very good lesson learned - hand quilting when you have a pieced back, using lots of left-over blocks, is VERY DIFFICULT.
But this is almost ready for binding and finishing. [Caro calls it "Marne's challenge"]
Today we are off to help with the church rummage sale, then second hand book store, then a visit with quilting friend Alayne. Never a dull moment. And no doubt, Caro will get photos to put on her blog.
Enjoy your quilting friends - they are the best!