Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A bit of Guatemala, a bit of Healdsburg...

Last March, Silvia brought me this gorgeous assortment of fabric from Guatemala. Interesting, to her they're ordinary and coarse and uninteresting. She has no interest in using them in quilts. To me, of course, they're vibrant and wonderful and special because they came from her.

So, last April, I mixed them with some Kaffe Fassett stripes (purchased at my favorite fabric store, Fabrications here in Healdsburg) and made a quilt top using one of my favorite Fassett quilt patterns from his first quilt book.

The top then sat in my "in progress" basket for...ahem...a year, until Silvia arrived a few days ago. That was the motivation I needed to leap into action and finish this baby! I added borders, pieced the back, layered it all, and started quilting yesterday, and here's where I am now:

I'm having great fun with it and I love all the stripes. I figure that all these little houses represent our two neighborhoods, Silvia's and mine. I'm torn between giving it to Silvia and keeping it because I like it so much! We'll see.

Dinner's in the crockpot (sesame ginger pork ribs), the dog has had her romp, and I have the day to work on this, so I'm very happy.


  1. I just love it. Steve and I are waiting for them to finish loading the van and then we are heading to Eureka tonight. I still have wireless available so I am surfing the blogs. We will be passing through Healdsburg about 6pm- are there enough ribs for 5 of us!! :) I spent the afternoon with the "old lady" yesterday. She accompanied me on all my errands and talked my ear off - I will miss her so much.

  2. Beautiful quilt!....Dogs walked, dinner in the crockpot, time to sew is my idea of a perfect day, too!

  3. Anonymous4:48 AM

    What a GORGEOUS quilt! those fabrics are calling to me - I want to be able to touch them! One of the things my late sister used to bring me from her travels was fabric, and it holds so many memories...

  4. I adore this quilt! Great job. I have a thing for houses...

  5. Anonymous12:43 AM


  6. What a wonderful quilt! I love the stripes too. It sounds like you had the perfect day. Jen

  7. Just catching up with your blog today. This quilt is wonderful! I am in love with ethnic fabrics and especially love the Guatamalan fabric. Simply yummy!