Piecing together beautiful scraps to create clever, practical items ~ sharing dreams, ideas, and stories
Monday, November 25, 2013
Breakfast Dates and Quilt Fabric
Sorry to be late
posting this morning, but I had an impromptu date with my sweet
husband at our favorite breakfast place. Bacon and cheese omelet,
fluffy biscuits with hot sausage gravy, crispy home fries and
steaming coffee. If you have a chance, try breakfast at the Highway
109 Restaurant in Portland, Tennessee.
Last week I pieced this quilt, a new design called One Direction. The fall colors coordinate
with the dining room valances I made a few months ago. It may be a table topper, a wall hanging, to snuggle under, or all the
above. I will quilt it tomorrow so it will be ready for use on Thanksgiving Day.
I have several
designs in mind for these lovely new fabrics that I got last week.
It's funny, sometimes I immediately know what a fabric will be used
for. Other times I buy fabric because I love it but don't have a clue
what will be done with it. I salvage old clothing for scraps as well.
I guess that's why I have hundreds of yards of material stored in my
sewing room. I will use it eventually, even the smaller pieces. The
dark brown print in the above quilt was the last bit left over from a
blouse I made in the late 70's.
Hopefully when I'm a hundred years old,
I will look back at my quilts and remember the fabric's origin: clothing
it came from, where I bought the yardage, or that I went to breakfast
with my husband wearing that shirt in 2013.