Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dutch Fabrics

Look what came in the mail today! My daughter sent me these Dutch fabrics. Early one morning I got an email with a photo saying - hey mom, we passed this quilt shop in Amsterdam. Do you want me to get you anything?
Do I!?!
I sent her links to my favorite Dutch blogs (see my sidebar) so she could get an idea of what I like and said just make sure it isn't something I can't get in the U.S. Maybe they are available in the U.S. but not in rural Virginia.

I'm so pleased and will ask her a million questions about the shop when she gets home next month.

It looks like a half meter of the red and a fat quarter of the others. A quick search online shows that at least some of it is Josephine by Petra Prins.

I've never had a tree of life panel. So excited to dream about what this fabric will become.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Heart

I took a break from my current project to have a cup of tea and look at an old quilt book. I found this heart quilt that I thought was very apropos for today. The above is actually a canvas floor cloth though I think I like the layout better than the quilt below.

An old favorite published in 1985. Lots of beautiful antique quilts and 80's style.

I was taking a break from this. This is a real challenge for me - all these Y seams. I'm trying to be very patient with it. It's slow going. I can see how it would be just as quick to hand piece it if one was an accomplished hand piecer (which I am not). Will be back soon with a post about how I finally settled on these fabrics. You wouldn't believe how many diamonds I cut out to get here. I'm sure I have enough left over for at least a twin size quilt.

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope it includes some creative time for you!