Don’t you love blogging?
Don’t you love quilting?
Put them together and whaddah get?
More ideas…more patterns…more inspiration than you know what to do with!!
For instance…this morning, as I sipped my coffee and read what everyone in Blogland was up to… I came across Lori’s Blog (The Humble Quilter)…she is busy getting ready for her Retreat. Should she pack seven projects or is that too many?… “NO, Lori, take lots!” was my answer! “You can NEVER have too many projects!!” (I’m sure she heard me!) Then she proceeded to show us the seven projects that she was packing!!
My eyes glazed over when I saw her first project!
Just LOOK at these magnificent BASKETS…I love the wonkiness of them! I love the shape…I love the colour…and they are made out of CIVIL WAR fabrics! Doesn’t get any better than this! Lori called them liberated baskets and she made them at a workshop from Gwen Marston!
Well I became a dog in search of her lost bone!! I immediately Googled ‘liberated baskets’ by Gwen Marston and got this picture…it’s from Gwen’s Book “Liberating Quilt Making”.
BELLS AND WHISTLES went off in my head…! Come on…you know what I’m talking about! I CAN’T be the only one hearing these things! I was positive that I saw this quilt in a magazine! Now don’t ask me what I did yesterday or what I ate for dinner or who was where and with whom…but ask me about a quilt or a quilt shop that I love and I can probably tell you the answer…just sayin’…
Like any true blogger would do, I turned to Mrs. Google for help…and typed in ‘liberated baskets by Gwen Marston in a magazine’ and EUREKA she HAD the answer!! Mrs. Google knows everything!! Fons and Porter Sept/Oct 2005…and the magazine looked familiar!
I went to my magazine bookshelf and like a dog digging for her bone, magazine flew behind me! YES!! I found it!! (insert happy dance!)
Whew!! Now this happened in a matter of minutes! One minute I am sipping coffee and the next minute I am ripping apart the house…yup…dog possessed! BUT I found THAT bone!!
What am I going to do with that ‘bone’?
Well I’m going to do what all dogs do with a bone… I’m going to gnaw on it for a while!
Hope you have a dog’s day afternoon…:o)))