On Thursday, we went out to run a few errands and do some shopping including a trip to the quilt shop where I found these luscious batik FQs. I’m not sure what I have in mind for these, but there’s an idea slowly coming together that will involve these and some others in my stash. They may end up in another series of the New York Beauty blocks.
This black fabric is destined for the Pickled Ladies border. It’s really darker than it appears in this photo.
What I was really looking for was this – a white with a faint blue print. This is the “right” side of the fabric, which has a darker print than I wanted.
But when I looked at the “wrong” side, it was exactly what I was looking for.
While there, I saw this and was able to try it out on a scrap at the shop. It’s fabulous – the chalk just brushes right off and the lines are very fine.
Today’s Baxtertoon is entitled “Storm Watch.” We had a thunderstorm yesterday and, just like Lester and Smudge, Baxter doesn’t appear to be the least bit perturbed by the claps of thunder.
Baxter often sleeps like this, with one paw over his head. It always makes me laugh.