Today I finished Clue 4 in the Scrappy Stars Around the Corner mystery quilt. I like the way they turned out.
I’ve gotten questions about this very…interesting fabric that keeps popping up in my quilts. I bought it about ten years ago, and I’ve been trying to use it up ever since. Yes, I think those are flies. Almost look like mosquitos. Surely not supposed to be butterflies?
I bought this fabric (probably at JoAnn) for my niece’s cat quilt. (I’m sorry about these phone photos of film photos.) I needed a “light” black, and this seemed whimsical. I bought a couple yards because the entire background was supposed to be black. And it looked great, design-wise. But it made a very dark quilt for a graduation gift. So I bought the pale green (with it’s own insects) to finish it out. And I was left with lots of cut triangles and yardage to use up. The best place I found to use a lot of it was the second of these Rail Fence quilts. And maybe the last of it has ended up in SSAtC.
Yes, this is the “Tidy Cat” on the yellow patches. Tidy Cat briefly offered their litter in printed feed sacks about 12? 15? years ago, so I had saved one or two and they were the genisis of this quilt. You just never know.
Hope you’re making good progress on your projects!