Mason-Dixon Mailbag (Free Goat Picture Included)
January 28, 2005
I promise! I’m just finishing up a little something, but as God is my witness I will be making a Buttonhole Bag! You’re not going to leave me in the dust. I shall knit large. I shall shrink. I shall admire.
I must interrupt our 24/7 coverage of Bagpalooza ’05 to bring you news from the land of Dixie. The fishing down in Greenville, Alabama, must be terrible, because Elmira Sanders has been quilting her head off. Only a complete lack of available fish could have given her the time to–in a month–finish one quilt, piece another, and cut out pieces for a third. Clearly, she’s in a state.
This makes five quilts that Elmira has made for folks in our fambly.
Our Senior Fiber Arts Correspondent/Alabama Sector Dr. Betty Ruth sends pix:
I like how fabrics from earlier quilts are showing up in these later ones.
There isn’t enough madras in the world for my taste. Bring the madras! Must have copious madras!
Elmira thinks, Maybe I’ll just make a placemat and call it a day.
For those just joining this saga, here’s the story of Hubbo’s dad Herb and his shirts, the source of all these beautiful fabrics. And for those keeping count, take a tour down memory lane to see Quilt One and Quilt Two.
The patterns are coming from Kaffe Fassett’s Passionate Patchwork. I wish Mr. F could see what Elmira’s been up to. Maybe they could go fishing together. Feed the goats. Hang out.