Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lotto blocks for May & June

I made these blocks for Sunshine and mailed them off today. These 7 are "flower" blocks for May.

Here is a close-up of one block - Cats in the garden, just where they want to be!

These 5 are pink & green, for June.

I love making these blocks because I can use up my scraps & try different blocks. These blocks will be blended with other blocks to make child & baby quilts.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Polka-dot dress

I absolutely love old photos, especially those from 1900 or before. They're usually not very expensive & I'll buy one if it catches my eye. I especially look for unusual or beautiful clothing, probably because I love fabric!

I found this one recently, which I would guess is from around 1890-1900. The unique polka-dot dress caught my attention! Most of the dresses I see in photos are much plainer.

The woman in the photo looks like a serious and proper Victorian-era lady, but does the dress reflect a hidden playful and daring streak? I'll never know!