I'm skipping this week's jar in favor of a magical bag of goodies. The always lovely Marcia that teaches the library sewing class called and said someone donated a few gigantic sacks of vintage fabric to the group. THANK YOU, MARCIA!
After double and triple checking that my greed was all right, I stuffed a ginormous black garbage bag full of fabric. I was worried I was taking too much, but she said they were just going to donate what was left over. Here it is all folded and sorted by color.
I'm seriously considering making a postage stamp quilt.
I've mentioned this before, but I'll say it again---I'm not a traditional quilt person. They can look great in other people's homes, but they don't work for me. I do like more modern quilts with my house, though. I prefer simple, squares only types of quilts. Or all-over-the-place-no-order-whatsoever crazy quilts.
(Crazy quilt pillow from KittyandMe on Etsy)
I've been collecting fabric for a Halloween crazy quilt for years. Like I said earlier, I've also been toying with the idea of a postage stamp quilt. I realize that would be quite an undertaking, though.
This ROCKS from Colorful Creative Ideas. That wasn't what I meant by postage stamp quilt, but it's adorable. Get a load of that pillow! I still have a ton of stamps left over from a previous Wednesday Jar.
I think grown-ups and children alike would enjoy looking at all the details on this quilt by Nancy Cole. I hear these referred to as "I Spy Quilts". I guess this is a reference to the I Spy book series where you hunt and peck for tiny objects among a chockful page of images. Those books are GREAT, by the way.
I remember sitting under my grandmother's quilts with tee-NINE-see squares of fabric. I loved searching for my favorite blocks. I particularly liked ones with squares that had animals or holiday things. OH! A quilt with all-holiday-squares would be neat, huh? Easter and Halloween and Christmas and St. Patrick's Day and all the rest!
Check these out from AudreyPawdry. I love the rainbow order of the blocks. It's still a little more 'quilty' than I want with the spaces in between the blocks, though. I like them all squished together.
More like this.
Back to my fabric!
I even gathered up tiny scraps of fun fabric from the bottom of the scrap pile and sorted them in sandwich bags by color. I'll at least have a start on my someday-postage-stamp-quilt. Fabric can get really out of hand, so I like it to be organized just so.
Thanks, fabric fairy-I'll try to make something fabulous with these gifts!