This is really happening, people. It's a slow process, but it's happening. It must happen or I fear I might physically harm someone if it doesn't.
So today, in the dining room, I'm finishing a customer quilt. This will be a shipped off to a little one in Virginia and I just love when I can make something that I know will be snuggled and loved by a sweet-faced little rug rat.
This quilt is based on a quilt I saw YEARS ago in a book that I got from the library. I have altered it quite a bit and have been asked many times to write the pattern for it and never have - BUT I WILL.
I love this pattern - I've made it many times - because it's so scrappy and yummy and fun.
And this happened last week. I visited a pretty, little traditional quilt shop, with my friend Lynn, about 15 minutes from my house (Bella Quilts) because I really love the ladies who work there. The fabric they carry is mostly civil war, 30s repro and batiks but they do carry some more modern stuff like Kate Spain and this beauty - Etchings. This fabric literally flew off the shelves when it came out, so I was thrilled to score 2 yards of it at 25% off! This fabric appeals to me for a number of reason, primarily because
I. Love. Maps
I love love love maps. I'm a sucker for maps. We have maps framed in our house (a nautical map of Schoodic Peninsula in Maine, among others) and books of maps. One of the things I do on a regular basis is look at Google maps - sometimes for hours - of places I want to visit. I just love them.
And the colors in this fabric are so soothing and tranquil. Mmmm. Love it.
And, of course, I had to have some of those dots. 'Cause I'm a sucker for polka dots.