Thursday, February 18, 2010

Well, I'm a ding-bat.

Well, I am almost done with the quilting of the signature quilt.  So last night I went looking for the grape juice purple that I saved back for the binding.  It wasn't where I put it, or so I thought.

Do you see it?
I do!!!  No, I didn't think about it as I cut it out, or as I sewed it.  I love purple, and I love little Haitian girls (I would bring one home to keep if I could).  All I thought was how pretty a little dark skinned girl was going to look in that purple.  Well, she will!!
One definition of sacrifice:  "a giving up, destroying, permitting injury to, or forgoing of some valued thing for the sake of something of greater value or having a more pleasing claim."
Mine was inadvertent, at first.  Now I can give it up wholeheartedly.  Tomorrow I can laugh about it!! ;0)  Today I have to go to Jo Ann's!!
These fabrics are interviewing for a position on my pinwheel quilt along.  Sorry that the picture is so yellow, didn't realize it until now.  (I edited it to be more like the true colors if you check out my photostream.)  I think that the one to the left will be the binding.  Going to order some kona for the background.  Not telling what color!  Okay, so I spilt the beans when posting the edited picture!

Package from FedEx came!!  Yay!!!  Not telling!!

Thinking about doing the purple charm chain letter, 'cause you know how I love purple.  As I was looking for the binding fabric I realized that I really don't have much of it!!  Before I sign up, is anyone else interested?  I would need to send my squares to four others willing to do the chain!  I don't want to sign up if no one else is interested.  No pressure.  (I love purple!)


  1. I totally agree about the little girl looking darling in that purple skirt! you are a sweetie for making those.

    Congratulations on the Quilt Home winnings (I think it was you!)

  2. The skirt story was rather funny! But you are doing a good thing.

    So, about this purple charm chain letter...

    Are you saying that you will send two 6" charm squares to five people? Will it be the same fabric that you use for all squares?

  3. i can honestly say, this has happened to me... :o) and the skirts are very cute!

  4. Any excuse to go buy more fabric :).

    I just figured out today how to edit my pictures on Flickr. So easy -- I don't know why I put it off for so long!


  5. it is good that you will be able to laugh about it...the skirt is really cute though....

  6. But, you're my ding bat, and I love you!

    The skirts, as are all things girley that you do, too cute.

    Am I seeing studio curtains in that pile?

  7. Hey KT, that little girl in Haiti will be so happy that you used your purple binding to make her a skirt! Can't wait to see what you do with your pinwheel fabrics.

  8. Oh no!!! I imagine you are really frustrated but it did make a lovely skirt.


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