Monday, March 26, 2012
Mercy Quilts Progress and A Surprise Reciprocated
This quilt is going to be pretty. I'm going to pick up some sage green floss to tie it and sage green fabric, a TOT, I hope, to find it. There is pretty much of the posies left and I think if I add a little plain black, there will be enough to piece a back.
outcome very much. When Kathy B offered hers for a mercy quilt, I wanted to do something different than I'd done before, and I only had about 2/3 as many blocks. On point was called for, I thought, and Kathy B had sent along some terrific bull's eye fabric that I used for the sashing. She also had some left over cream and some brown, and I used the latter for the cornerstones. She sent a red/brown print, plenty for the back, and I auditioned it for the side triangles, but it failed. I'm going to use plain creamy muslin for them, and will likely begin cutting them tonight. I know that one block down there is kind of ugly; I'll have to decide if I can live with it or need to make a replacement.
A couple of days ago, Kim had a post where she asked people to list three of their favorite blogs. I obediently listed some that I love that hadn't been listed by previous commenters. On Sunday, I wandered back to Kim's with the thought of visiting the various blogs that people listed. Imagine my delighted surprise when three commenters listed this blog, this very blog (!) as one of their three favorite! Anonymous Sue (who also likes Taniwa, Sister's Choice, and Mrs. Goodneedle -- see what good taste she has!) and Anonymous Cindy who likes me and my friends, Jo's Country Junction and That Man Quilts (don't know them yet), I'm just tickled by your mentioning me. If you'll write me your snail addresses, I'll send you a little something as a thank you! Amy, you'd be the third one, so please tell me your address, too. On Saturday, the Executive Committee is going out to Burkholders and I'll pick up some little treat for each of you while I'm there.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Monday, March 26, 2012