One of mine and Kelli’s favorite things to do is lay on my bed and look at all the fabric in scrappy quilts. This one, my Paducah Nine Patch, from the book Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth and Charlene Thode is one of our favorites to do that with.
Kelli will say, “hey, that’s the fabric you got when we went to Country Threads”…and I’ll say, “Isn’t that the background fabric from the quilt you made Jason”. We just have a blast doing it. It’s a way we bring back memories of time we spent together or of quilts we made in the past.
We even do that when we look at magazines and quilts books saying, “hey I have that fabric only in red”.
Well we are guessing that all of you like to do that too…I think most everyone who quilts and loves scrap quilts can say that very thing.
We decided to give you a chance to do that with us, only in just a little different way. We designed a quilt that is scheduled for a future publication. The quilt has to remain a secret for the time being..but trust, you’ll like it.
We’re wondering if you would like to send us a random 2 1/2″ strip of white printed fabric to be included in the quilt….or a couple 2 1/2″ squares. Here’s an example of things we think would work well.
We’ll keep a list of everyone who sent a strip of fabric and then once the quilt is published, we’ll pick a name from the list and we’ll send that person a copy of the publication.
We’ll use at least two squares from each envelope that gets sent to us so when the publication comes out, you can play eye spy and see if you can find the fabric you sent to us.
If you want to be a part of our fun just send a 2 1/2″ strip of white based fabric to us. One strip is plenty…
You can send it to our address:
1077 Country Road V68
Waucoma, IA 52171
Isn’t this going to be fun?? We’ll be saying..”oh, that one came from Ila…and that one came from Nancy” all of you will be saying “look, my fabric pieces was published”.