This is the fabric I chose for the border of the baby quilt.
1995?!? I wouldn’t think this was that old, but that is going on 20 years!
It’s the perfect blue. It carries on the “plaid theme” with just a bit more punch and whimsy.
I had yards and yards of this at some point, and I’m down just to a bit of it.
There is no such thing as an expiration date on fabric, as long as it feels good to your hands, is the right color and pattern to do the job that you need it to do!
And it is working just great for the borders of the baby quilt for my soon-to-be-born nephew:
The fabric lives on!
Matched with backing fabric, binding strips and some batting scraps to piece!
I chose a red backing fabric that has planes and boats and trains on it..pefect for a little guy. The binding is the same red that surrounds the 9-patches in the center.
Not sure if I’ll get it quilted today.
I had a restless night…not helped at all by some bug of some kind that worked his way up to my head and took a bite out of my ear. I woke up with it swollen and red hot. Cortisone 10 cream now at work, and I am watching it. I do NOT think it was a spider.
But it occurred to me, with Christmas looming that I have to write the entire rest of the mystery posts for the next few consecutive releases…because I’m going to be gone. I won’t return from the cabin until the 27th, and I leave the 29th for Dallas.
I have to write the mystery quilt pattern that I am teaching twice while in Plano. I had planned to do this over the past 2.5 weeks ---but book vortex 2014 took over and I haven’t touched any of that.
I need to take high-res photos for my classes at the Vermont Quilt Festival – they asked for them, I haven’t had time to take them.
I need a clone.
And Quiltvilla is going to have to wait until all of this is done so I can go enjoy Christmas in peace.
Instead of in PIECES!
This is not a whine…it’s just me putting my thoughts down on paper so I can work through how to best tackle this, with NO ERRORS if possible, and still enjoy what is left of my time home.
Soon as this posts…I’m working on tomorrow’s release, and I will take it one thing at a time. And this is why I am putting off Quilt-Cam for now. That is a luxury, and fun – but this other stuff has to happen!
And try to remember to BREATHE!
Remember the Mystery Monday Link-Up for Part 3 closes tonight at 11;55pm EST.