Friday, June 12, 2009

a little progress, a little loot

I'm still a little behind on the quilt-along. I've got all my strips sewn, and some blocks cut. I'm hoping I can at least get all the blocks cut this weekend. Sadly, some of my strips were just a tad bit too short, so I won't be able to get two 10.5" blocks from some of the sets. But there aren't too many, I think those blocks will go nicely on a pieced back.

I've also got my gifties all packaged up and ready to ship out this afternoon. Whoop!

I found some super pretty toile fabric at Value Village last night ($5!). It's not full width, because it's been sewn into a valance (but apparently never used, because there were still straight pins in it!) Check it out...

It's a beautiful light robin's egg blue, with brown birds and botanicals. The piece I have is about 24" by 3 yards. I think it would be a beautiful skirt (if I ever wore skirts!), or maybe I can use it to recover some pillows... But honestly, my first thought when I saw it was that it would be perfect to put in one of those big embroidery hoops to hang up as a decoration! Heck, the repeat is so big on this, I could probably use it for several of them. Hmmm...


  1. Ooooooh, I JUST LOVE that toile!!! (no 'bold' button to highlight lOVE). It's so gorgeous!! How about a quilt backing? Some pastel quilt with that as the back... shame there isn't enough of it for that... just love it!!You are doing well with your blocks too. go girl go!

  2. I think you're right about the pieced back of your quilt. I was kind of sad that I didn't have more left over for the back. And your fabric is pretty!

  3. The quilt blocks look beautiful! I had to give up on the quilt-along because I had so many other things going on, but I'm enjoying looking at the blocks. And that toile is gorgeous (I love decorator fabric and I've made a few quilts with it.)