Thursday, February 07, 2008

Bill on my Bed!

My dear sister started it by giving me the new William Morris FQ collection as a birthday gift this past weekend. It wasn't a surprise -- she knows me all too well and asked early in the week if she could get it for me. She was afraid I'd hurry and do it myself. I hadn't, though it did get me to thinking: If one collection of FQs is good, wouldn't two be better? We were all at Sherry's for a joint Sam and Grandmom birthday celebration. (He got a Horton the Elephant book and a small Big Wheels among other things and seemed just as pleased with his gifts as I was with mine.)

Quite a bit of fondling ensued. Then on Tuesday, the evening hand sewing group gathered at my house to bind, baste, and banter, so I put my FQs out on the table to make everyone feel jealous. Boy, did they feel jealous! Especially Marsha.

Honna arrived late, as usual, and bearing a pink gift bag. And just look what it contained! A couple of yards of this wonderful print from the same line! Did she do good or did she do good?

So I've been thinking about a project for Bill's prints. My first instinct is always baskets, but I have a William Morris basket quilt on my living room couch (you can see it here) and am sort of thinking that these Morris fabrics should become a quilt for our bed since the one on there now is about twenty years old and starting to look tired. I was thinking about Bear Tracks and how beautiful these quilts are, especially if four different prints are used instead of two. And then I was thinking that April is my month to send out fabrics to my friends on the Fat Quarters list, and I could have them each make one of the blocks for me. And the more I thought, the more I believed I'd made a plan!

Some background will be needed, and I think this will be just right. I'll be out in Lancaster County this weekend (that's right -- the semi-annual White Oak getaway!) and perhaps I'll see some at the Old Country Store or at Sauder's. If not, then I happen to know exactly where my Hancock's catalog is!

If things should happen to go according to plan, I'll have my top finished it time to hand it over to Kat to quilt when I see her this July at Chautauqua, and -- viola! I'll be sleeping with Bill by October!

12 comments:

Karrin Hurd said...

What a lucky BD girl you are! Great looking fabrics! Happy belated birthday Nancy!

dot said...

Great birthday gift. Bear tracks is a good choice.

Ms. Jan said...

What a great quilt this will be Sistah! Happy belated B-day!
xoxoxo

floribunda said...

Very nice, Nancy -- does your husband know you're planning to sleep with Bill?

Catherine said...

What a fabulous group of FQs! Happy belated birthday.

Cheryl said...

Bill on your bed in Bear Tracks would be perfect! I've looked at that FQ packet and think it will be my new dangling carrot.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It will be absolutely wonderful! Great plan to invite Bill into your bedroom. Enjoy your White Oak getaway!

Nicole said...

Happy belated birthday! I just bought the William Morris fabrics too! I want to see what ideas you come up with!

CONNIE W said...

Ni Nancy......Great looking fabrics! Happy Birthday even tho I'm late, hope it was a goodie!
I just posted on my blog and I tagged you. Letting you know......
Connie W @ Simply Quilted

atet said...

Now that doesn't just sound like a plan -- that sounds like a perfect plan! Say hi to Bill when you snuggle up with him!

Little Mysteries said...

Oh Wow! Fantastic fabrics. I'm dribbling.
Happy Birthday. Can't wait to see the quilt made up.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

What a wonderful gift. I'm happy for you, happy, happy, happy. It feels so wonderful when someone gives you your current favorite luscious fabrics.

Can't wait to see Bill there on your Bed fully done up! ;)