Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bits and Pieces

Fronts of both pieces
Quite literally, that's what these are.

We were coming back from our weekly Saturday trip to the farmer's market -- peaches and string beans and mushrooms, oh my! -- and we happened upon a sidewalk sale.

This is not uncommon in my neighborhood, and I was happy to see that it was a house I'd stopped at before, and a woman whose craft materials seemed endless.

Today was no different.  I picked up a few pieces of vintage jewelry for my other Etsy shop, but my main focus was on these two pieces of patchwork quilt that she had rolled up on the table.  When I asked about them, she said that she'd bought them years ago, at a sidewalk sale, but had never gotten around to using them and felt guilty.

Backing of one piece; front of second piece
Let's just say I alleviated her guilt, and also lightened her table of a piece of blue and white cross-stitched trim that looked like it was from a kitchen curtain (it has coffee grinders, spoons, pitchers and teacups on it).  Not sure what I'm going to do with that yet, but these quilt pieces have announced loud and clear that they want to be turned into a hobo bag, preferably in combination with some faded denim to coordinate with the faded blue of the cotton.

We all know not to argue with the fabric, don't

More later, and hopefully a bag photo to post.

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