she has done at least one quiltalong before this one (a doll quilt called Cheddar Cheese and Crackers in an antique style) and i happened to discover it after it had already begun. i was extremely tempted to get all charged up and join in but decided instead to finish a few other projects that i had previously started and wait until there was another one. and in her last few posts she's been mysteriously talking about the next one. not telling us yet just what we'll be doing but giving us some clues in the form of dates, blocks and colors . . . it was enough to get me running for the studio fabric pantry earlier this week and before i knew it it looked like a fabric store had exploded in there~!~ so this morning as i read these books i also sifted through some of that mess and culled out some that i would like to work with for this upcoming project.
black prints, sometimes referred to as mourning prints.
the tiny red check that you see on the very bottom is being set aside for possible sashing needs . . .
the indispensable shirting prints
blues. i pulled both indigo and cadet as well as a wide ticking type stripe that i may or may not use . . .
and just for fun i also pulled a couple of fabrics that could be termed conversationals. not sure if i'll use them but many quilts made during this time period did include these cute fabrics.
i have a couple more that i haven't shown that are maybe's . . . not sure if they're just right or not until i see a pattern . . .
so, Lori, if you're out there, i'm ready to see what's next~!!!!~
i may decide to hand piece this one as well as hand quilt it after i've seen a bit more information . . .
i think i'll go and have a nap now. maybe read a little bit in my newest book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy . . . this book is so sad and depressing but i cannot seem to stop reading it. i think that i'm hoping it must have some sort of happiness at some point . . . i hope . . .
i believe there was a movie out a few months ago but i didn't get a chance to see it so may have to put it on the Netflix que.