I think I erred on a couple of things.
While I was kind of late, my taxes were done a week ago. As of Tuesday, my neck stopped hurting and the crick in my shoulder disappeared. Funny how that happens. But we're all done for this year, right?
I also think I gave the impression that the three quilts I showed corners of last week would be debuting today... oops. Mid-May. They have to have their "pretty pictures" taken this week - or next - and I have to finish writing and checking the patterns. And since one of them is getting an "alternate version", the cover will still take a few more weeks. But soon. I promise. Seriously... just ask anybody getting ready for Market... it's like next week or something. At least it feels that way.
The only thing I did get right was that the store is open -- Rosie's Shop!
Whew. Since I don't have any other quilt pictures right now... you'll have to settle for random.
Do you know what these are for?
You know Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, right? A few years ago, Edyta wrote a terrific book that featured quilts that were made with half-triangle squares - Friendship Triangles. Super scrappy - super fabulous. The best part was that the half-triangle squares were part of a swap. These were done with "roll-ups" I got from Olde World Quilt Shop in Cave Creek. Each roll-up contained one "lighter" strip, one "darker" strip and a strip of Edyta's half-triangle square paper. I initially did ten roll-ups, but after finishing them pretty quickly and enjoying the process, I got ten more. That means I stitched and cut twenty strips -- that's 560 half-triangle squares. I keep one from each roll-up and return the remaining twenty-seven half-triangle squares with papers still attached in a little baggie. They were turned in last week and in another week or so, I'll get back 540 different half-triangle squares. I expect there will be some duplications but with that many, I'm pretty sure they won't be glaringly apparent.
Of course, I'm sure I'll have to add a few anyway. Just to be different. Though I still don't have a clue what I'm going to make... something from the book or something different.
Do you see this amazing little red pincushion?
It was made by a friend (Hi Mary!) using a vintage salt cellar. It measures about 2" across and 1 1/2" tall and I think it just might be the cutest thing ever. That little whale is a magnetized needle-finder/keeper. I got it forever-ago. I don't use it but it sure looks pretty on the shelf.
The only quilt picture I have is "borrowed" from a Seller on eBay -- here's the listing: Antique Friendship Quilt
That's all for today but I will be back again this week as I promised more Schnibbles Confidential... this time about fabrics.