Friday, August 14, 2009

Playing with patches and eating cheese

Well we finally got all the fabric cut for the quilt. I have 75 - 5" squares to play with.

I don't have equal numbers in all the squares, obviously. Not too bad of a collection of coordinating fabrics for diggin' through the ol' stash. I will just need to get fabric for the border, if I do one, and for the back.

I think I'm coming down with a bad case of the quilting bug, because I am already planning my next project. Now there is optimism for ya. The are so many beautiful fabrics out there. I have been looking at Charm Packs. These are pre-cut 5" squares. I even found a store on eBay that is selling two charm packs and a jelly roll, this is 40-2.5" strips 44" long, together for a decent price. Then I stumbled across this site, Pikku-Ketta. How cool is that. What I appreciate about this quilt is the fact that it's simple in structure, but striking in look. You want to see something on her blog that literally made my jaw drop? Check out this link. To me that is some serious quilting dedication and talent. So impressive. I ended up poking around her site and found out that the author is on ravelry and appears to be a very talented knitter as well as quilter. Also, while looking around her wonderful blog I discovered this blog. Again what I'm loving about these quilts is the simple cuts to the pieces making up the quilts. While I appreciate intricate quilts, I don't have any delusions that I will do that sort of thing. I just don't have the patience. Seeing these quilts with the simple blocks and use of white really appeals to me and gives me ideas for my own quilt(s).

The eating cheese aspect of the post title comes from the Queso Fresca that my sister, Yanez Farms sent to us. It is so delicious and has fantastic texture. It was great knowing that the milk to create this cheesy goodness came straight from her own cow. I really love it. If she decides to sell this, whoever buys it will be spoiled and never want to buy store bought again.