First I made this quilt top, which is hideously, frenetically busy!
I was going for a "Bento Box" design, but there's not enough contrast between the fabrics. It's my first UFO (unfinished object).
I also made some cute pillow covers for Kara and her husband to thank them for the bounty, but I forgot to take pictures. Oh well.
Then, I was looking for fabric at the thrift store, and found five yards (that's five yards!) of high quality, even-weave, natural color linen! For $3.95!! For all of it!!
When I brought it home I washed it, and it's in perfect condition. I burned some to see if, surely, it had some synthetic something in it, and got soft, black ash and the smell of burning paper. According to this, it's mercerized linen. I think it's beautiful!
Now I'm putting the Hawaiian prints and the linen together in traditional style blocks, and I love what I'm getting. I'm playing around with different ideas to put them together; linen or contrasting sashing between blocks, or without sashing altogether. Any suggestions?
Doesn't it look like sand and sea and beach glass?