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Saturday, September 24, 2011

First day of autumn, yesterday was a wonderful, perfect equinox day!
Mom, our friend, Paula and I set out to have a little fun at a local quilt shop. Here, near the shop, we are in a city park with an antique railroad car.



The night before, we had been at the Quilt Guild meeting and were given a dark red solid fabric to use in a challenge. I had jumped right in and started this but now needed a fabric for the outer edges of my "Seeking Balance" contemporary design ....




This one, from the shop's sale fabrics should work very well! It is a" RED, White and maybe a little BLUE" challenge....well, mine is quite a bit blue. I am loving indigo again.....


There was also this yard of purple Amy Butler "LOVE" (retro 60's!) fabric. I think a skirt for my granddaughter could be just what it needs to become!

Today, inspired by all the exposure to quilting....I am going through my stash, trying out fabrics which might set off this hand-pieced and appliqued block of a blackbird on a "Russian sunflower".


And, THE package came today!...I now have 21 balls of medium indigo "TRUE BLUE" cotton yarn to use in knitting this "Cornish Knit Frock" [ from "Indigo Knits" by Jane Gottelier].


3 comments:

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

So many pretties. I especially love the block with the crow - but you know how I adore crows.

Shopgirl said...

I haven't seen this design before, it is really fun....I hope you are having as much fun as it looks like you are. Hugs, Mary

lila said...

It is my own playful design....the cirles (indigo) and the challenge fabric in the red "sticks".
Now to decide how to quilt it!

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