Fun in my fabric world....

Monday, May 18, 2009

Two discoveries!

On Friday I went to the sleepy Hunter Valley town of Merriwa, Pop. 1000. It is a sweet town, nice people, lovely country...but there I made two discoveries!

Whilst at the Central School I was looking at the board of old school photos & I spied my husband, aged 4 then 5, looking back at me! He had been born there & lived there until he was 11. I had a lovely time chatting with a lady from admin who remembered him & his family. See...you really can't go anywhere without knowing someone!

We then found a lovely shop that really did sell a bit of everything....including a few bolts of reproduction fabrics ( I think they had been there for quite sooooome time). On sale & perfect for the 9patch repro swap I am in!
Back to dresden plates...fiddling with some fig& plum scraps...I like the dark centre...might look good on a med background...I am not sure if I like the plates with the blue (DS likes it) or the more subtle look without the blue. Any suggestions? I will put it on a carry bag I think.

Thanks for the interest in the dresdens...it really is odd how we are thinking of the same things even though we are all over the world...
Cardygirl xx

10 comments:

Michelle said...

love the fabric...
the dresden is looking great...

Christine said...

Love both of them, but maybe the second one a bit better.
Must try and get one of those rulers to do the dresden plate, I made one years ago the english paper piece method, took forever.

cheers
Christine

Maree said...

How Wonderful to find a bit of History...love the Repro Fabrics & Your Dresden Plates..I Agree with the 2nd one..the Blue really sticks out...I have one of these Rulers..it is the Best makes the Job so much Quicker...
cheers

Sherri said...

Love your Dresden...I can't decide about the blue either! I'm making a quilt right now with Fig & Plum and have to decide before I go any further whether or not to use the blue!!! I'm stuck!

loulee said...

I just finished a Dresden quilt!! It won't be my last, I love them.
Go with out the blue, looks great.

Lilly said...

Thank you so much for the visit to my blog and your works about the little hexagons. I have enjoyed reading your blog and love you dresdens. I go without the blue. I will be back to visit you again in the near future....Ta

Lilly said...

words not works....

Farmyard Crafts said...

What a shame to find some fabric to buy!! I like the second one better. Question... are matching fabrics supposed to be directly opposite each other? Or not opposite? I'm really drawn to the red coloured ones... one lot are opposite and the others aren't. I'm a pain when it comes to symmetrical(?) stuff. I love the mix of colours in the second picture though!!

Chookyblue...... said...

kill the blue in the first one........otherwise add some more.........
Oh and love the bargains you got.........

Bernadette said...

Those of some of my favourite repros I hope I get some in the nine patch's! I guess I am going against most and I will say the blue as it gives it a zing but add another one, three will look better.