In my June 2 post, I talked about making strip blocks and told you about my LQS's special 25% off for quilter's birthday week. I finished the strip block top and it is now ready to baste.
This will be a twin size donation quilt that I will keep until it is needed. The border is 4" wide.
On Monday I went to my LQS, Boersma's, for my birthday shopping trip. Here are some pictures of the fabric that I bought.
The first three on the left above will be for the quilt I'm making with 18" blocks that I worked on in Florida. It was pictured a few blogs ago.
Some of the fabrics I bought are needed to finish quilt tops. I also purchased 3 yards of white and some white grunge, which you can see in one of the pictures. I got some good advice from one of the workers at the shop. She is excellent for helping me pick out fabrics to go with other fabrics. I love the colorful leaves and will be making some zippered pouches with them.
Right now, I need to get busy and do some basting. Besides the strip quilt I have a BOM lap quilt to baste and another lap size quilt.
I have a question about civil war reproduction fabric. This is my favorite type of fabric and most quilt shops have a section set aside just for this category. How do we know that the fabrics in that section are actually a reproduction of some civil war era fabric (or any other year repro) when it doesn't say anything on the fabric? Is there a way to find out for sure?
Tomorrow, I will be going to the Yamhill County Fair to see if my quilt entries have won anything and to see all the other quilts that were entered.
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