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Wyoming/Nebraska, United States
I am a Grandma with a passion for beauty, joy and life. Finding yourself seems to be the answer to a joyous heart, peaceful soul and quilting does this for me. Putting the Lord first in life keeps me grounded.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Back to the Sewing Room!

Well, I survived the canning season with one minor problem.....it is almost fixed!!
I am now getting ready to be a vendor at a craft show in a nearby town.  It is scheduled for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so I decided to jump in with both feet!!!  I am working on several smaller quilted projects to take and show and sell.  I am really hoping to do well, so I can purchase some more fabric and make some bigger quilts to sell.  I really don't have as big of a stash as I should for a quilter, needing to work on that.
I decided to get into my stash of Civil War reproductions and see what I could do.  I started with 2 1/2 inch strips and started sewing....this is a bit more color than I was going for but......you get what you get when you have no plan!!!
All the Civil War fabric I have collected.....I am putting it to use!!!
See, it is a bit busy, but I am not willing to tear all of it apart, so it is what it is.  CIVIL OR NOT!!!
 It would have been better with lighter color....cream, tan....instead of the rust, but this is what I had, so that is what I used.  Finding that most of my colors of fabrics go together....I usually collect Fall/Autumn colors with very few bright/vibrant colors...that is what makes me who I am and so this will grow on me when I add some borders and get it quilted.  I guess that's why I like having a plan, not just fly by the seat of my  pants.  It is still usable and will make someone very happy!!!


  1. I don't know who decides that "busy" is a negative - I sure LOVE it, especially those center widget things! Glad you have a local event to look forward to!

  2. I don't have a large stash either, and I kind of like it that way as having a lot stresses me. I think your quilt is lovely, is that a Bento Box.