On Sunday, I was away with fabric. A few years ago, a friend of mine was in Shipshewana with me when the quilting bug hit her. Or more accurately, we were admiring the selection of gorgeous Oriental fabrics in Lolly's Fabrics & Quilts, when Pam realized they would be perfect for Shar Pei quilts and that I could make them for her.
Let me digress, Pam & her DH breed & show Chinese Shar Pei.
We have one of their dogs - Drake, aka, my shadow, or more formally known as AKC CH. Magik's Redfyre Renaissance Man.
Now, Pam can sew. They have a custom embroidery business. They make period garb for Renaissance fairs. She DOES NOT quilt. Period, end of discussion. Not going to happen in this lifetime. (Well, we'll just have to see about that, now won't we - insert evil laugh here)
What Pam did do that day was completely run amok shopping in the Oriental fabric selection. And now it's finally time to get down to the nitty-gritty job of designing and making of those quilts. Yes - plural - quilts.
Aren't these just gorgeous fabrics!! This is going to be quite the project, er, projects. One of the main challenges will be deciding which design will work best for each of the fabric group. And then there's size, use, quilting, etc. So far, all we have is that one will be a queen size bed quilt & one will be a tribute wall hanging. Time to get started as this will be ongoing for the next several months!