Also, thanks to all of you who knew who designed the fabric I posted about yesterday! The designer is Michelle Engel Bencsko and you can visit her blog Cicada Daydream here! I've already ordered some fabric and it's on its way!A while back I posted about how I began my quilting journey. As I continue cleaning out my 56-Drawer chest, I find more little reminders of that beginning! Here is what is in drawer #1 (and 2 and 3). This is a photo of a color photocopy so it will be somewhat fuzzy and the background is not at all blue, rather a soft purple. It's called Vintage Dreams and was designed by Jean Wells.
This is some of the fabric from the first month which gives you a better idea of the colors.
The second Sew Expo I went to I saw this quilt made up in the Stichin’ Post booth from Sisters, Oregon. I was still a beginning quilter at that point, but something just drew me to this quilt and I had to get the pattern! Well, it turned out to be a block of the month program - something I had not yet heard of. Happily, I signed up anyway. When the first month arrived, I realized I may have bitten off more than I could chew! The instructions were way more complicated than I could have imagined and there were all of these tiny pieces of material. So I stuffed the first month in drawer #1 and eventually filled up three drawers with the entire 12 months and it has been there ever since!
Now many years later I look at the instructions and fabrics and understand them completely! It will be fun to make and although the colors in my bedroom have changed dramatically since then, I’m sure I can find a place for it at the Squash House!