Thursday, June 14, 2007

Meadowbrook Farm


One of my favorite blogs, Nicole -- prolific and tasteful -- can be found here http://sisterschoice.typepad.com/sisters_choice_quilts/ if you want to see what she's up to. I recommend that you do, for I swear the woman either sews in her sleep or does not sleep at all. Surely no lint collects under her feet. Earlier this month she posted the photo of the Meadowbrook Farm pattern as well as photos of her first few blocks. You really ought to check them out; they are SO cute!
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Shortly before Nicole posted this pattern, I'd participated in a FQ swap of Civil War repros and the yield was stunning. I was so dazzled, in fact, that I immediately proposed we swap some FQs of shirtings and backgrounds, and so we did. It was while I was waiting for the shirtings that Meadowbrook Farm crossed my figurative path, and I thought this pattern would be just right for my repros. There's a suburb Near Philadelphia called Meadowbrook. I've always thought it to be a nice place. There's even a Meadowbrook Farm in the area where you can pick up some plants if you are of a mind to. So Meadowbrook Farm feels kind of personal. And at the same time, it sounds sort of Civil War-ish, doesn't it? Like the name of the plantation between Tara and Twelve Oaks? Don't you think?
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Well, I do, too. And I really need to get away from my mindset that Civil War fabrics can be made into something other than basket blocks. Meadowbrook Farm, I think, is just what I need for these wonderful fabrics.
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And this coming Saturday, a group of us are going to take over the Fellowship Hall at church again to sew together. I'm thinking this will be a fine project to start down there on what is likely to be a hot summer day. And I ain't just a-whistlin' Dixie.

1 comment:

Ms. Jan said...

This pattern will be absolutely perfect for our CWs!! Great choice!