I was at Jo-Ann’s this morning, just walking around minding my own business. All of a sudden I hear, ‘pssst…hey you’. Do you know what it was? It was this fabric!!! It was calling to me!
It is fabric from one of my favorite designers, Alexander Henry. It’s called ‘merry main street’. I think it’s a print that came out last year, but I still LOVE it! It has a great vintage vibe to it and very non-traditional Christmas colors. The best part is that it was 50% off today which made it only $4.99 a yard! I ask, how could I not buy it? After all, it did call to me! I especially love the little girl and her mom. Reminds me of old pictures of my grandma and my mom.
I have a little while yet to figure out what I want to do with it. Any suggestions?
While we’re on the subject of Alexander Henry fabrics, I am dying to get my hands on this print.
I think it is so cool and would make a great Halloween quilt without being totally Halloweeny. I envision mixing it with various prints of pinks and greys….ahhh to dream (or I guess nightmare in this case)! Seriously though…if you haven’t checked out Alexander Henry fabrics, do it. Do it now.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any finished projects to show right now. I have a lot of things in the works….if only I had more time….
The first project I need to get done is my challenge quilt for the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild. All the participants in the challenge received a kona solids charm pack that Robert Kaufman generously donated to our guild.
I have several ideas rolling around in my head. I will post more about this after I’m done and all the quilts have been judged. Our quilt show is scheduled for September 11. Wish me luck!
This is a sneak peek at another project I’m working on. More embroidery. I can’t show the whole thing yet because it’s going to be a gift for a person who may be reading my blog!
This is fabric I received the other day from Connecting Threads. I have big plans for this fabric. Eventually it will become the best.quilt.ever. Trust me and stay tuned!
Another quilt that I have in progress is a blooming nine patch. I took a class a while ago to learn a new technique that gives you perfectly matching intersections every time. It was a great class and I can’t wait to finish this one!
My quilt guild is having a retreat next weekend, so hopefully I will be able to make some progress on this. I could probably show about 20 other pictures of ‘in progress’ projects. Maybe I should pledge not to start any new projects until all my other ones are finished. Nah, it’d never happen! Looks like I should get busy! Maybe I will have something finished to share soon!