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I love hearing your stories! You can remember things in such detail. I can't say as I remember that much about my childhood--just bits and pieces. You will have such a lovely heirloom to leave the future generations.
Well, if you do find a moving van, I have several pieces of fabric that looks like different kinds of gravel. I'd be more than wiling to share.
would any of these do?
That is a very interesting piece of fabric but I've never seen trucks like those hauling gravel on Ohio's highways. LOL (That's Australian for sure! Coober Pedy is a famous source of opals.)
I've always kept scrapbooks ... part of the only child syndrome, I think. It was just a way to keep a sense of continuity in my life.
(For example, I probably have five or six photos of myself with my parakeet Skeezix.)
Love the pretty colorful stars. Your Christmas stars look fun too!
Wow what a cool story!
Just for fun, just because. I do enjoy piecing blocks. Putting them all together not as much. I did use fabric from my stash for all except I was struggling with a green & a red, so I went by Gibsons and got a couple of half yard moda's. I might try and finish by the weekend (E2E quilting only) and hang it in the den in time for Christmas.
Very pretty, Dee!
I like seeing all the pieces come together, emerging from nothing into something gorgeous. It's a good feeling of accomplishment.
thanks Shelley. I had started out not sure if I even wanted to make this, so I did the 1st block using stash fabric that I didn't like all that much. Then I kept going, thinking to only pull from my stash. But then when the blocks were on the wall I really didn't like a couple of them. hmmm. You know how we sometimes "make up" rules as we're quilting? Well somehow I had decided to alternate red & green blocks and only pull from my stash. And that top right didn't look red or green, more of a brown when viewed from a distance. Hmmm. And all my green holiday fabric looked too much like fabric already up there. then my son (who has somehow become a painter - whaaa?) says he doesn't like the bottom left either. So I decided I had already put enough effort into this quilt that I shouldn't leave fabrics/blocks that I didn't like. And went shopping. Much happier now. Here's the original layout.