Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Unless you think.....

I'm asleep at the wheel - we have been extremely busy.  [See]  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!

1 comment:

Cybele's patch said...

Dear oh dear, I think someone needs a long vacation in the Netherlands to get some rest :-)

The quilts you made are lovely. Can't get that you still have time to quilt!