I hit the jackpot!
Look what I found in a second-hand market this morning:
1970’s pillow cases!
They are ginormous, really HUGE!
I think you could hide a kid in there. The seller and my mum too said that they are probably from Germany were pillows tend to be larger. LARGER? These would have been able to invade a mall country, guys! 🙂
Hey, more fabric for me to cut up and that is exactly what I did after they went into a very hot wash.
Big bold clouds in greens and brown & orange…
… and purple!
There seems to be a colour difference between these fabrics even though they are the same pattern.
These went with the others!
Last week I was lucky too!
I found a sheet and pillow case; new in its plastic wrapping, probably dating from the eighties, by looking at its old fashioned price ticket.
It reminded me of a fabric I had seen in the new quiltshop I talked about this Friday.
It is the “Giggles in expolosion in Blue” by Moda. Maybe I should take this mayor HINT from the Universe and go and buy the Moda fabric! What do you think?
Okay, I promised you a picture of the other new fabrics I got these last two weeks. I needed to get some more of the green fabric for my trains quilt, so I did some online shopping. Of course other stuff ended up in my shopping cart too….
As I wanted there to be a log carriage on my train, I also needed some more browns. Here is proof om my shopping:
And proof of me using it!
This weekend was filled with lots of paper piecing. Even though I have worked many (MANY) hours on my “Chugging Along” blocks, I am still not done. Two more blocks were drawn up and pieced. I still have about three blocks to design and test. After that the dreaded digital work continues with finishing the pdf files. I had hoped to be able to have the whole pattern set ready by the middle of February. I am still aiming for that, but I am not going to hit myself over the head if I can’t meet this (self set) deadline. I had never planned on this pattern to get so big as it has, so I have to accommodate for the extra blocks. But, the pattern is so cute! And you have not even seen half it! Really!
I hope to host a big reveal party soon!
For now: I am stepping away from the sewing machine.
Did you hear me? I am stepping away…