Check out the Youtube videos Kat posted on her blog Quilt Azubi. They show the quilt decorated home of a Dutch quilter (look for the red and white tumbling blocks) and I mean decorated. No such thing as too many quilts!
I finished the shoofly top for Japan and hope to get it basted soon. I hope I can complete this by the end of the month. I did finish the smaller donation quilts. The one on the left has already been delivered to Carolina. She will take it to the neonatal intensive care unit where she works. The other is for Japan.
The Springfield chapter of QU had our annual yard sale Tuesday morning. I took a bag of stuff to sell and brought a bag of stuff home with me! Look at all I got for just $8! The fabric on the left is probably 80’s calicos and on the right are some more recent lines. The dark blue is a half-yard of a Barbara Brackman Civil War Crossings Susquehanna. The little bundle is Cocheco Print Works from The American Textile History Museum. I had this bundle and used all of it so I was happy to find more. I love the idea of yard sales and auctions. Nothing new is purchased for it, but money is made for the guild and everyone goes home with something new to her. I know some things go from chapter to chapter and auction to auction. I once won a knitted scarf at a quilt auction, found it wasn’t right for me and donated it to my church auction!
The sun has finally decided to shine here. It is still a little chilly, but the trees are starting to bloom and the grass needs to be cut. Warm weather will soon follow. Yesterday, I started thinking about watermelon - hmmmmm. I’m looking forward to May when the farmers markets open and the fresh, local fruits and veggies debut.