First, about this quilt to the left. I didn't make it, but I sure wish I did! It hangs on the wall of the LQS and I'm just smitten with it. If you are able to enlarge it with a click, you'll see that the fabrics all are old looking, almost like genuine feedsacks -- they aren't 30s repros, but something else old and wonderful. I believe the block is called Jewel Box.
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I have a packet of Liberty of London FQs that I bought about five or six years ago that I take out to fondle every now and then, but until now have not known what to do with them. I am thinking this jewel box block mght be just the thing.
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Today we entered the second of our ten weeks of being on Summer Hours. My regular work hours during the school year are 8-4. For ten glorious weeks, we work 9-2, or some such variation. I can't believe how much energy I have and all the things I'm getting done. Perhaps even the Dreaded Cleaning Virus will be welcomed -- I still have that sewing studio to tackle.
For those who asked, the pattern for the handbag is Butterick BP 170. I went back to the shop today for more brown and aqua fabric. Can't stop with just the one!