Fabrics for Workshop

Workshop Fabric

I’m taking a workshop with Toby Lischko and these are the fabrics for the project. The main fabric is one of the ones from Hancock’s of Paducah in my previous post. I pulled the two purple fabrics from my stash and purchased the black polka dot, aqua print and the green ginkgo leaf background print from Jackman’s Fabrics, a local quilt shop with three locations in the greater St Louis area. The background piece was a lucky find. It was in one of the charm packs I picked up at Hancock’s of Paducah and it seemed perfect for this project. Mind you, the charm packs were on clearance so that means they’ve been out for a while, so what are the chances of finding the fabric? Pretty good as I found it the first place I looked!!! 🙂

Folk Sampler Block

I finished my first block of the Folk Style Sampler (from Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vols. 12 & 13). The pattern calls for “cut & paste” (my term for fusing the pieces) appliqué but I prefer the look and durability of turned appliqué. I have a 45 min ride on the MetroLink to & from work and try always to have a hand work project to keep me busy. I’m guessing this project will take about two years to complete even though there are only 9 blocks total because the borders are appliquéd as well. It was started Aug 2007 so we shall see how long it takes 🙂