Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Citronella


So in blogging about the finished Pink Alphabet Quilt (I know - such an original title...) a couple of days ago, I was having trouble identifying the fabric that shows in the foreground of this FWQAL picture.  When I first started quilting, I was a little shy about it - sort of did it on the QT, one might even say - and certainly didn't think I'd be blogging about it.  I would sneak off to the quilt shop or buy fabric online and didn't always think to write down the name of the fabric or where it came from not realizing I might need that information later.  I knew this particular fabric came from eQuilter but their description of it didn't seem like the right fabric name, and it went down in the blog incorrectly the first time.  SO here it is (that was a long explanation to get here!) front and center.  I liked it well enough to get more - and this bit had a clear title on the selvedge - "Citronella" by Sandra Banava for Robert Kaufman.  Ta da! 

You can see my latest "done" block in the Farmer's Wife QAL just behind it surrounded by some of the other "done"s and here below:

I finished this one last night.  This is block 14 - Butterfly at the Crossroads in the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book by Laurie Aaron Hird. I like it a lot - definitely one of the faves of the ones I've completed. Though I do think I might need to take one of those "solids only" challenges I see all over the quilt blog world. Lots of prints in my quilty corner... The green fabric comes from the Crazy for Dots & Stripes collection of rjr fabrics and the floral is that lovely Citronella.
I'm trying to get caught up to the FWQAL group - trying to do one block a day until I am caught up.  Couldn't do one tonight, though - had to go to a Parent's Club meeting at the high school.  Tonight's theme was about choosing and applying to colleges - would much rather bury my head in fabric and listen to the sewing machine and keep pretending that my baby is still a baby... 
  

3 comments:

  1. I love the fabrics in these blocks. They look so funky and cool.

    I was a farmer's wife for about a week but we had a tragic break-up. All I have left to show for it is a pile of teeny, tiny half square triangles.

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  2. this project might ruin triangles for me forever!!! :-) you can always sew them together and put them on the back of a quilt, table runner, pillow??? :-)

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  3. This is a beautiful block!

    I attended that parent's night program last year. Just keep breathing.....and sewing :)

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