Our little Northern California town only /has/ two fabric stores - and Wal-Mart doesn’t count. I went stash diving twice hoping to find something suitable. Nada… My fabric collect is over twenty years old and most of my blues are not as clear as these.
I asked Su for her favorite fabric sites and browsed on-line. Zip, zilch. Sooo frustrating! Sooo close to being done – yet unable to get there! I decided to put it aside until I could drive south to the next town and shop, and who knew when that would be?
Two nights later I was cleaning my sewing room, too discouraged to work on anything else. I didn’t /want/ to change gears, it’s best to stay on the trail when it’s HOT! Snail’s Trail that is. =) While sorting through the ‘Pending projects’ pile I found a four yard chunk of clear aqua that was just right; I couldn’t believe it! I’d put it aside as possible backing for one of the pending projects in the pile. Well TOO bad! You snooze, you lose.
This is probably one of the *largest* quilts I've ever made, 7 ft x 9 ft. And I'm planning on quilting this?? I mean, I do have I nice, new Janome 6500, but...
It's been raining all weekend, so in order to photograph this quilt I had to set up my three-step stepstool on the hearth, my head was banging the ceiling and I still had trouble getting it all in the view finder. But this'll give you a good idea.