Have you had a chance to get your hands on Kaffe Fassett’s latest eye candy? This book is stunning. Like all of his books, this one is full to the brim with color and pattern. Something for everyone with simple quilt patterns as well as patterns using paper piecing. If you need an inspirational addition to your sewing and quilting library, this is it.
Anna Maria Horner has set up Rainbow Around the Block to provide quilts to those who lost their homes in the floods last month in Tennessee. As she explains so well in her blog post, “Money can only replace money. But giving of our time and talents will replace much!” Visit the link for details and to see how you can participate.
If you have large graphic prints in your stash, you will be able to whip up some beautiful blocks very quickly. Simple is beautiful when you let the fabric do a lot of the work. Medallion squares, pinwheels, nine patch, whatever you contribute will be used. You have all summer to stitch up some love. But don’t wait too long to begin. If you need some more inspiration, visit the Flickr pool.
A while ago I talked about adding more orange to my life. I haven’t been following through on that very well. Until now.
The last couple of days I have made time to work on this–in between other projects and the daily routine. And I am not disappointed. There are still many hours of pinning and hand quilting ahead. But the piecing is done. (The lighting is not the greatest today. Sorry. If you want to know what the colors really look like, visit here. All of these fabrics are from Jennifer’s Bell Bottoms collection.)
Meanwhile…the feijoada is in the pot and the smells are amazing. Bossa Nova tunes are playing on the CD player. Life is good.