just saw this one left in the bin as a draft. So, two in one night is great!
I ran across a jelly roll of this wonderful fabric and just had to have it. It is another design by Michele D'Amato. (My black jelly roll quilt is from fabric by her, also) My students didn't want to be in the picture, but this one just couldn't figure out how to hold the quilt and not be in there. I told him I would delete him out, but I didn't do it. LOL He will just have to be in the picture. I thought I wanted to applique something - a flower or leaf - on here, but my mother repeatedly made comments about how beautiful the fabric was and if I was going to do something, then maybe I should do an outline of a flower. That way more of the beautiful fabric would show up. This one is all in browns from espresso to cream. I did a small light border, a larger leaf print border and then added a small border of dot fabric. This is the first quilt I have made where the outside border is the smallest or equal to the smallest border. Apparently this was all the rage in Arkansas last year. I will definitely do this again on another quilt.
Anytime I go to the Country Store in Lovington, NM or see them out at quilt shows, I am compelled to purchase their brown bag specials. What is a brown bag special? It is, of course, a brown bag filled with 6 different fat quarters. You don't know what you are getting, but just that you are getting 6 fat quarters. Oh, yes, the good part is, they only cost $5.00!!! What a bargain! I can't pass this up. Last year on the shop hop I challenged everyone in my group to purchase a bag and make something using only the fat quarters found in the bag. Below is my little project. I knew they kind of went together, but was worried about the turquoise and the floral print clashing too much. By cutting up the floral fabric into smaller chunks and putting the turquoise between two other prints, I think I have neutralized them enough that now they go together. I would like to add some borders, etc. but for that I will have to get some more fabric of some kind. Since I waited a year to get this one together - I made the square in a square pretty quickly after I brought the bag home - I guess it can wait around a little bit longer until I decide what - and what fabrics - I want to add to it.
one last note - at retreat I was looking at what one of my friends was working on and was surprised to see she was quilting this little beauty. It's my Divide and Conquer pattern. That was a pleasant surprise. She is going to add the red/hot pink strip as binding and was showing it to me when I commented on the quilt. It's beautiful!! So much fun to see your patterns made up by someone else.