What does a quilter do when she needs a little retail therapy? Well, of course she buys fabric. And today I had fun. There was cause to celebrate (you will have to wait a few days to find out exactly why) and so I hit the shop, well, shop. I had had my eye on a gorgeous roll of 10 inch squares of pastel rainbows for a while..mmmmm yum!
I had also been drooling over a gorgeous rainbow of 2 1/2 inch strips
And then I had to choose a backing for a cute teddy quilt that you will see in a minute. This is from the French General for Moda - not my normal taste but I just loved the letters for a boy's quilt back and the second fabric I just loved!
And finally I chose a couple of packs of charms squares - $16.50 - with the Aussie dollar the way it is these should be the same price as in America - but they never are!
This is the teddy quilt. The almost completed panel was donated to the quilt group to finish off so it could be sent to Queensland. There is a small tear that needs covering up - tomorrow's job - and quite a bit of the applique needed to be completed. One of the other girls, Cynthia, completed all the embroidery of the facial features and I am doing the applique. Nearly finished........but it is late so the rest tomorrow.
These teddies have gone from this
But that is enough for tonight. Till next time............Happy stitching!