Friday, July 14, 2017

Stonefield returns

I've decided to work on the Stonefield quilt by Susan Smith again so I can add in a mix of hand applique to all the sewing I'm not doing. I put the blocks up to get a sense of the colors. I also went looking for my Karen Buckley circles that are my favorite for circle applique.

And I kept looking. Then looked again. Unfortunately, just this afternoon I told my sister, probably in a louder voice than I needed, that I was NOT going to buy any more notions because I couldn't find them.  But maybe Portland has a special exemption on pronouncements, like a 24 hour statute of limitations.

You might remember that I went to the Sisters Quilt Show on Saturday, and fell in love with this fabric (that is, a fabric similar to this).  And guess what came today? This is an example of how the world is a scary place, but in a good way.

Here's a close up. The fabric isn't a typical quilting cotton and has a bit of a canvas feel to it. It's light enough to work with, but is stiff.  And I think only the pugs are having a good time.

5 comments:

  1. We breathed a sigh of relief when we found the cats on that fabric. Smitty and Sadie were especially concerned.

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  2. It is a rather grim looking bunch, isn't it? That bunny makes me want to hug him...

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  3. Oh goody you now have some!! Would the fabric soften up if you wash it before using?

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  4. Well, I'm glad you're happy to have it..... it is certainly an odd print. Interesting, but odd.

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  5. 'to add in applique to all the sewing I'm not doing' Loving your sense of humor through all of these challenges!

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