13 March 2007
It has been a busy three days. Saturday was a meeting of Quilty Friends. I spent the whole four hours building a backing for Banana-fana. I can't believe it but I have used a total of 16 yards of fabric on this quilt. I used 7 yards of the yellow and 6 yards of the leaf fabric on the back plus other pieces and hunks. What a great stash buster! It is now ready to go the LAer this coming Saturday.
Last night was a meeting of the Material Girls. I spent the time hand stitching a binding down on 'Frances', the quilt in the image. This is a quilt you haven't seen. I don't believe I've said anything about this quilt yet. It started when my friend, Grimey, found some quilt blocks at a garage sale and gave them to me. I can't remember how many there were but they were the sorriest looking blocks I've ever seen. They measured approximately (loosely) 12" and were fans that were curved pieced to the background reminiscent of a drunkard's path block with it's quarter circle. These blocks were fraying and misshapen and couldn't be used in their current state. I hand washed them and then took them apart. Why? Because the fabric was all feedsacks! I cut the wedges down, remade the fans and then appliquéd them onto a muslin background. The setting for 'Frances' is the snake in the hollow setting. The newest fabric in this quilt is the brown used in the corner of the fans. That fabric is an early 1980's fabric. I had enough of the fabric left over to make the piano key border. My LAer is putting it up on the company website.
Oh! and before I forget I want to thank a special person for the RAK of taupes I got in snail mail yesterday. Now I need to come up with a pattern to make with all the taupes I've been collecting lately.