StashA former shipmate of My Little Sailor, Danielle is now stationed in Bahrain. She reports shopping in the local market is one of her favorite off-duty activities. And just look what she found!
This is silk, embroidered with golden thread. The yardage is narrow, only about 20" wide. That dark blue on the right is really a lovely teal-blue colored jacquard.
Here is a close-up of the gold-embroidered beaks on the birds:
Aren't they incredible? I don't know what I'll do with them, but right now they are hanging above the design wall. Everytime I walk by them, I have to stop and admire the gorgeous colors.
I can't decide what this piece is supposed to be -- I thought at first it was a "stole," such as that worn by ministers in some churches. But the minister would have to be 8 feet tall to wear this! Maybe Danielle will see my post and let me know what the seller told her it is for.
Danielle, you're a sweetie to think of me!
Maybe you've seen photos of the famous red-and-white quilt exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum back in 2011? Here's your chance to make your own, for just the price of postage!
Both pieces are from Alex Anderson's "Romance" collection for P&B Textiles. There are 5.5 yards of the red-on-white and 2.25 yards of the white-on-red.
If you've always wanted to make a red and white quilt, comment on this post with your PayPal address and zip code. I'll calculate the postage and send you an invoice. It will fit in a medium flat-rate box, $12.35 US or $25 to Britain.
I'm making more Shoo-Fly blocks today, come back tomorrow to see what's on the design wall!