Friday was my day to drive up Paducha and search Hancocks for backings and borders for my projects.
I found this blues/white geometric fabric that will make the perfect backing for Cracker Barrel
I had to search long and hard for a border fabric for the blue baby quilt. I walked up and down every aisle in search of something perfect. I thought the clamshell design in this fabric mimicked the circular dots in the blue sashing. Also the variety of colors seemed to blend with the colors in the toile.
Next I needed something to bring all the colors of the Quiltmakers Block Swap quilt together. I think this pink floral fit the bill nicely. I draws on the floral shapes of the center block, the pink of the border and the pale orange and green throughout. I even found another small piece of pale green on the discount table to use for binding.
I spent a lot of time browsing through the discount table at the front of the store...looking for nothing in particular. These fabrics struck me as pretty and I will be making placemats with them when I get home.
I also found this beach themed fabric... perfect to use for a backing or borders for my Happiness Key wall hanging designed by Pat Sloan a couple years ago. That is another project that I must pull out and finish one of these days.
It had been a day of threatening storms... nothing happened here at the cabin but I drove through some heavy downpours both to and from Paducha. I quickly cut and stitched the newly acquired borders and now have 4 tops ready for quilting..(pink baby, blue baby, quiltmakers and cracker barrel)
Just before sunset the sun peaked through the clouds and gave us a spectacular rainbow! I hope the pictures on my camera capture it better than this phone picture. It only lasted a minute, but it was gorgeous!