The past couple of days have been rather dismal on the stitching front so rather than show you my lack of progress on my barn I thought I'd show you what I DID do (and never let it be said that there is any lack of stimulation here at Chez Magpie!!).
This pile of fabrics began life as men's shirts (mostly - the leaf patterned one was a ladies blouse). I've discovered that finding various shades of fabrics that are fodder for landscape quilts is an expensive proposition if you look in fabric shops. All of these were scored at thrift shops for very little in the way of cost and all I needed to do was spend an hour or so cutting them apart. A couple of these have marvelous texture too (the gold one is very fine corduroy). I don't worry overly much about fabric content because these are well washed before I use them and it's doubtful that any of my barns will ever be washed later on.
Now....if someone could come and help me
figure out WHERE I'm going to store all
these in an already bulging sewing room
I'd sure appreciate it!
- THIS is a fun use for your yarn scraps!
- Oh my - THIS quilt is amazing! It was made from a Piecemaker's calendar from several years ago (be sure to scroll down to see some of the blocks close up). THIS link takes you to the original pattern/calendar.
- While I was poking about on the Piecemaker's site, I stumbled across THIS gallery and thought some of you might find it fun to look through.
- THESE made me laugh - talk about attitude!
- I like THESE guys - they'd make wonderful gifts.
- Many of you are aware that Pam Kellogg is running an ongoing project on her blog called 'The Never Ending Sampler' where she regularly releases two or three free designs for making into a sample or using individually on things like crazy quilts. Anyway....she has released the first three bands in their entirety and you can find more information HERE.
- For those of you who like owls, go HERE.
Another anonymous quote..."Sometimes when you're in a dark place, you think you've been buried, but you've actually been planted"