Monday, 25 August 2008

Rubbing my hands with glee

I think it was 2006 when I printed off free stitchery patterns from Bobby Socks Quilt Company. Each month I kept up to date with the stitching on the 1950s dresses pattern BOM. The original quilt is in black, pink and green. I chose warm and vibrant colours for my blocks.

While out quilt shop hopping with Rosie, Sandra and Andrea I fell in love with this Flea Market fabric range. I had seen it a few times and had resisted purchase by asking myself what I was going to use it for. Aha! I will select a few pieces for sashing etc for the 1950s dresses quilt! Don't the colours look yummy?

There seem to be a few extra bits and pieces in the box I have also delegated to this quilt project. Except for the green I got them all in a scrap bag for only $5!! Poor unwanted things, I will love you!

I am thinking I might combine the stitchery blocks with Maverick stars and just "build it and see". I don't have a design wall (yet), so I can't just let it grow on the wall. I am rubbing my hands with glee!

I know this rearranges the list of 4, but I can't work on the French Stitchery quilt if i haven't got the fabric can I?

New list in no particular order:

  1. Chicken Soup

  2. Red, white, yellow cherries (I must be getting bored with this one - actually I need workspace for basteing).

  3. 1950s dresses

  4. Civil war hexagons (I am bored of this one today, but need to keep handwork on the list).

Debi is celebrating her 200th blog post with a very generous give away. Congratulations Debi!


Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

My mum wore these 'house dresses' all through the 50's. The fronts below the belts were always faded from standing at the sink doing dishes. Your embroidery is lovely!

Cathy said...

Love the 1950's dresses and Im sure the Fleamarket fabric will look great with them..Its fun building quilts without a pattern I do it occasionally!! Need a design wall too!! Cathyxx