Even though it was quite cold and windy this morning, we headed out to the Market. I wasn't expecting to find anything, yet I am renowned for finding bags of old buttons amid the junk!! And of course today was no exception but I also found something else to treasure:
Arent those buttons gorgeous??? I love those olive green ones!! I also found some red crystal beads for almost a quarter of the price that I usually pay (they are needed for yet another new design!!!) and this fantastic book by Maggie Malone. I have several quilt block books, my SBS sheets, my DJ book, EQ6, which has a zillion blocks on it and I have internet access, so blocks are at my fngertips...........yet I needed this book, I wasnt leaving without this book!!!!
434 pages of stunning blocks and border ideas plus all the instructions needed to draft them up!!! Now there is a fear when you buy something secondhand, that you get it home and it doesnt work properly..........this afternoon it was raining and the family where all busy doing their own thing, so I decided to "test" my new purchase to make sure it worked. Im happy to report it does:
This is block # 189- Hopscotch. But you can never be too sure, right?? So I had to double check that all was working well:
This is block # 2043- Squares and Triangles!!! I drafted both blocks to 12" and I'll add some borders to make them into cushions for my front entrance!!! I think its fair to say I used my money and my time wisely............or that is just my excuse for sewing all afternoon lol!!!