Older fabrics are like old friends!
And they are perfect for use when the perfect time comes along to use them!
This is a piece of yardage ((yes yardage!!)) that I’ve had in the stash since 2005. A Pat Sloan fabric!
I admit that when I bought this piece, it was likely on sale somewhere, and it was the perfect color for stashing.
This is how I shop ---I don’t read the selvage first, I go for color and pattern, often not reading who did the designing or who it was manufactured by before I even get it home and put it away.
Perhaps back in 2005 I didn’t even know who Pat Sloan was!
Who would have guessed this far down the road that I would consider Pat as a personal friend and I enjoy seeing her when our crazy paths cross.
When I pulled out this fabric, perfect for a quickie project – it gave me a big smile when I saw her name on the selvage and I had to post this to her right away.
What’s 10 years in the life of a piece of fabric? It’s barely a baby yet!
I used it here!
I’ve been wanting a table runner for the cabin – and I had in the back of my mind that if I took these extra Wild & Goosey blocks and combined them with the Idaho Square Dance blocks ((Both from my Addicted to Scraps column with Quiltmaker Magazine)) I have been making as Leaders & Enders before our official 2015 Tumblers challenge kicked off,….I could have a FUN runner!
Only I didn’t like anything else that I was trying to set it with. I tried every color under the sun….and then I remembered this mustard gold piece…it’s warm. It’s primitive looking…and it will look great against the golden pine walls in the cabin dining area.
I loaded it up yesterday!
I was reminded how quickly smaller projects like table toppers, wall hangings and baby quilts come together –why do I not do this MORE?? Whatever the reason, this was fun – mostly because the blocks were already done, it was quick to set together, quick to get quilted – and I was on my way.
Quilting with Check & Chase by Hermione Agee of Lorien Quilting!
Another section. Fun scraps!
I will get the binding on, and then this is another sample that will be great for my tapings with Quiltmaker in August –Thinking of a black stripe for the binding…will let you know.
This just makes me happy!
Sadie and I came up to the cabin last evening, arriving about dinner time. After dinner was finished, and a ride around the mountain was taken in the RZR, I settled in for some relaxing binding and a few episodes of this that and the other on Netflix. Perfect!
The sun as it made its way behind the Blue Ridge Mountains after our ride.
This photo was taken from the comfort of my rocking chair on the front porch ((If you look close you can see the railing!)) just enjoying birdsong and breezes through the trees while trying to get awake enough to take that 2.5 mile hike before it gets to hot.
And I did it! That’s 5587 steps in 2.58 miles – half way to my daily goal before breakfast!
Have a wonderful Saturday whatever you get up to --