Applique, charm quilt, and fabric in the mail
I've been busy appliqueing again this week. I finished the gold tree, stitched the pig, a cat, and the bull. I love the fabric for the bull. The wings and the tail of a bird are in the upper left hand corner - more birds to follow.
I got started on the other tree. I figured I'd work a little on it and then do an animal or bird. Then do a little more. That way it will feel like I'm getting more accomplished and it will be more interesting.
I' put my charm quilt on the frames finally. I'm doing a big stitch around each diamond and into the border. I like the way the border looks. I'm hoping it will go quickly and I can finish it up by the end of June. But, the appliqueing time cuts into my quilting time. Although July's humidity is not far away and I'll welcome the cooler temps of the basement where the quilt frames are.
Now here is the fabric saga. I ordered some fabric from Country Sampler in Spring Green WI last week. I mentioned it in my previous post. I got a call two days later to tell me that they only had 1 yard of the lovely fabric that I wanted 3 yrds. of for a border. So I cancelled the whole order including a book that was on sale.
I was very disappointed.
|This is a little washed out. It is much prettier in person|
It was a birthday present in a way. But I decided to go to the Windham fabric site to see if I could get a better picture of the focus fabric since the pictures on my blog didn't come through very well.
On the Windham site I found other stores that carried the fabric (by Jeanne Horton) and so I ordered some from Threadbear in Georgia. Yippee! The fabric was cheaper and so was the postage. Win, win.
Except I was on my IPAD and having never ordered anything on it before - there was a learning curve. When I clicked on the Place Your Order tab a screen came up saying there was an error when I sent my credit card information (not very encouraging) but not to worry.
I looked for the confirmation email the next day. It never came. Frustrated, I just decided I wasn't meant to have this fabric and gave up. That was Wednesday.
|The blue is more gray and the pink is more salmon.|
I surprisingly got an email on Thursday saying my order had shipped.
My package arrived Saturday. To say I was thrilled is putting it mildly. I will order from Threadbear again and again with that kind of service.
This is the way I imagine the fabric for a border. Probably not for this quilt but you get the idea.
|Pretty, pretty border fabric|
This is a picture of one corner of my CW BOW from Barbara Brackman a few years ago. I appliqued a little border but I've never put it together.
I also found the book I had originally ordered from Country Sampler at Amazon Marketplace for a cheaper price. Who knew?
Now, I just want to say that Country Sampler is still one of my favorite places. They couldn't help that the fabric I wanted was selling out so fast. That's a good thing, right?
And last, but not least, dessert. This is the way my DH coats his desserts with whipped cream. There is some key lime pie under all that sweetness. Too funny!
Hope the day finds you with a needle in hand,
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