Hunting the animal prints was a joy--for her. When she'd come for a visit, she'd get out the scissors and ransack my stash and occasionally hold up an animal print piece and sweetly ask, "Can I get a little piece of this?" "Of course, Mom-" I'd answer, never thinking about her peculiar way of saying 'a little piece' might be a tad odd. After she left, I'd find the damning evidence. Focused entirely on snipping the desired 'little piece' she'd leave my stash with some Swiss cheese-style holes.
From time to time I indulge my Red side too. Recently I made this quilt as a present to my friend Fran. She--bless her--had hand-knitted a rather complex sweater, all in blue, white, and black, that mimicked Japanese stitching. It was a fair swap.
I wrote about Fran's quilt in a former post (Still Verboten) but here she is with her quilt and dog-friend Shayna.
Fran didn't know she was going to get a quilt from me. She was 18 months knitting this beautiful sweater. I think I got the best part of the deal!
Red is still on my mind. Just completed the Phone Book Quilt that I demo'd in the Craftsy Scrap Quilting video (and it's on sale now for $19.95!). The Phone Book Quilt is a strip-pieced quilt sewn over paper squares--the pages I ripped from an old phone book.
I think I'd rather quilt than eat. This was so much fun. Machine quilting 'in the ditch' along the block seams and then Big Stitch with #12 black perle.
At any rate, I'd always choose quilting over housework.
Here's what hangs over the kitchen sink at home.