Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Blocks and fabrics
I've been playing with stripes and florals the past week. Very fun.
I saw this block in an antique quilt that was in poor condition. The colorway is similar - I used reds where there were reds and stripes where there were stripes - but the border is my own.
Many of the stripes are from men's shirts...finally using some of that shirting fabrics I've stashed away! About half the floral/centers are Kaffe. I think this could be fun with his stripes but the ones I had on hand are for another project and I was trying to use what I had on hand (besides none of the stores in town carry Kaffe stripes!)
It continues to rain here....my neighbor's yard is covered in mushrooms! We are also having a problem with so many frogs.,,,they are really noisy. We see so many that the cats are bored with them....
I got a very fun package in the mail from San in Northern Georgia...
it had these vintage fabrics in it! They are great additions to the fabric study collection...thanks San!
An MS note...a month or so ago my neurologist put me on a new med. (my insurance company no longer covered the meds that had been working for me the past 5 years.) Long story short the new ones did not work well for me at all. I'm in recovery mode right now but it has set me back a bit. So when the energy comes back I'm gearing up for an insurance company battle....wish me luck!