I found the perfect print for the backing for my Shoo-Fly-Away quilt that I plan to finish for the friends of the Family Violence Prevention Program.
I wanted to put a print on the back of this quilt that would be fun, but not compete with the Liberty of London prints on the front. I found one I liked a lot in Taos, but failed to purchase it before I moved, and I was not expecting to find anything close to it here.
However, I found something I like even better. The background is very close to the green on the top and there are whimsical little leaves scattered all over it, which nicely complements the floral prints on the front.
Now to get it basted and quilted. This will be my first attempt at machine quilting anything larger than a potholder. I think I have enough of my green background fabric for the binding.
I also found a fabric for my first stack-n-whack quilt for the quilt guild workshop in August. This one caught my eye as soon as I walked in the store.
I found at least two other fabrics I thought would work nicely, but I’m trying to follow the example of my friend Vicki and refrain from adding too much to my stash this year. So I just bought one. I still have the beautiful African print that I showed a couple days ago that can be tried also. So that’s surely enough for the time being.
While I was at it I treated myself to a new rotary cutter. Mine is from the days of the dinosaurs when rotary cutters first came out. It still works great, but now I have one for fabric and one for other things like paper, stiffener, etc. without having to keep switching blades back and forth.
I have to be away at an all-day ministry workshop tomorrow, so I fear I won’t get much creative stuff done this weekend, but hopefully I can get to more of my workroom tonight. I found a couple of UFO’s I had forgotten about yesterday.
How could I forget about UFO’s when I just packed and moved? I don’t know, but I did. I’m going to get to work on them (they’re small hand piecing and quilting projects) so I have something to show at the next quilt guild meeting.
That’s why I love doing fiber and textile work with groups–it keeps me motivated!