It’s National Quilting Day! I’m thinking of some of the special quilts I’m happy to have in my life: The two quilts my sister made for my kids, the quilted wall-hangings that add color to my walls and this one: A quilt a friend commissioned. I made it out of her little girls’ outgrown baby clothes.
Isn’t this a wonderful hobby we all share? Something that creates beauty and meaning, and is a whole lot of creative fun in the process. What do you like most about quilting?
Just a few days ago, I received another warning of incoming fabric. When a friend’s mom decided it was time to clean out her fabric stash, my name apparently came up. So the bags appeared on my porch. (This happens with some frequency.)
It’s all good, though, there’s some very cool almost-vintage pieces in these bags. Thanks, Nancy!
In the mix are classic ginghams in a variety of colors. Does gingham make anyone else think of spring? Maybe I should try this sweet project with my kids. All we would need are these instructions from I Can Teach My Child, fabric squares, white glue and a balloon.
Eleanor Grosch is a green-powered designer with a new line of organic cotton prints from Cloud 9. Her Mixteca collection features the fan-favorite owls as well as a range of geometric prints. Eleanor walks the green walk: According to her web site, she composts, uses wind power, bikes instead of driving and gets her veggies from a local CSA.