I had planned to write a Sunday Stash post this evening after my Guild's UFO day and tell you about the book I'd bought this week. That changed at the UFO day!! My plans for sewing also changed a little. The day officially starts at 10 but we all know that Jenny likes to open up early so I usually arrive around 9, so that by the time I've emptied the car, put out my table, paid my dues and done some socialising, I'm ready to start sewing at 10 and get plenty done in the six hours.
I was so pleased that I turned up early today as Leslie brought two bags of fabric that another member wanted to destash for free. I was the second person to have a flick through and I picked out a few fat quarters. Two FQs jumped out at me as they were produce themed and I returned to the table this afternoon to add the labels to that pile. I am planning to join in Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage sew along which starts next Friday and I thought that cherries and watermelon fabric would be fun to add in small amounts and the red and white check too.
Visit Lori's blog for more details of the sewalong and her new book pictured above called Farm Girl Vintage. I had planned to sew a couple of these blocks today and finished one. Another is scheduled for some frogging.
In the fabric I had spied a lot of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and I know Jill has been on classes with the man himself several times and made some lovely quilts. There were some scraps and large pieces alike. Not wanting to appear greedy, I ummed and aahed, but was persuaded that Leslie didn't want to take any home. As there was sufficient fabric for a top, backing and binding, I decided to make a simple quilt top of squares for Siblings Together. I think Kaffe's fabrics suit a simple treatment so that the fabric is the star.
I have a few strips pieced, but will return to this tomorrow whilst a client's quilt is on my machine being quilted. I didn't work only on my square in a square blocks for a 2012 BOM today, but I have ten more made, and another new quilt in progress.
Here are a few more pieces that I picked up, I can't resist spots and I thought the green and red could join my modern Christmas stash. A nice surprise for the day.