Monday, June 04, 2007

Neighborhood RR Update and Free Fabric...

What a weekend! Thank you for all of your comments on Barbara’s wall hanging. I loved making that, Shepherd’s Bush has the cutest designs :) Let me know how you like that tutorial! I hope it is understandable.

I have not been able to mail off my Neighborhood Round Robin on the original date (last Friday), I didn’t think that it’d take me so long to do! I think it’s because of the big long borders on it that I got delayed. Von is who I mail it to, and she said to take until the 10th if I needed to! Wow, how nice! I should have it done well before then LOL! Here is my progress:

So, a question for you ladies. Since my theme is “farms & Americana” I wanted to put a quote or poem at the bottom of the border. Does anybody have a favorite quote that you think would sound good for this? I am going to be searching for one, thought I’d ask all of you ladies as well :) I have lots of space there, so it can be pretty long I think.

Another thing happened this weekend. I am on the Quilting Community on LiveJournal.com. And a girl there was giving away fabric to anyone who lived in Portland. Another acquaintance of mine on the site also from Portland commented and said that she’d take it and split it with me! Imagine my surprise! I was so overwhelmed with how kind she was to do that. Well, she came over Saturday with the fabric, and all that I can say is there was tons of it. Mostly Batiks (yay!!!!), and yards and yards of them all. I would say there was easily 40 yards altogether, maybe more. Here are the pictures of it all. There is enough of some of those colors to back quilts with. I am ecstatic!!! :D :D :D This is rare I am sure and I feel so lucky. We split everything, I can’t say enough about how kind people are.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Your RR is really coming along! And you can't beat free fabric - what a beautiful selection you have there.

Vonna said...

That is a huge bunch of fabric...WOW!
I think your RR is cute!
Americana/Country sayings. hmmm....the only thing I can think of is the one like As American as Apple Pie...or something...Where is everyone's names going?

Barbara said...

I like Walt Whitman's pose & poetry on American farm life but I know he's not to everyone's taste. Go search at http://www.bartleby.com for a great wealth of quotes/verses/etc.

Kendra said...

Google "farming quotes" or "Americana quotes" and you should find all kinds of stuff. That's what I always do when I need some kind of quote or saying.

Your RR square looks great!

Dawn said...

Your RR looks wonderful. Wow..all that fabric looks beautiful!!

Jenna said...

Wow, that is an awesome haul of fabric. I especially like the paisley fabric, but it's all wonderful! Great job on your RR, as well.