Anyhow my letter from America turned out to be from Tish of Tish In Wonderland. It wasn't eaten by sea creatures mythical or otherwise as she had feared. And what was in this letter? Fabric of course, don't be silly. And so thanks to Tish, I have some Sunday Stash after all. (Read Tish's blogpost about her first hive crash and posting me this, its very humorous.)
Isn't this great? Isn't she great? And it is all from a shop called Helen's Hen Hut. I had joked when Tish and her sewing husband (how do you get one of those?) went shopping there that it was a brilliant name for a shop. Tish very kindly sent me some fabric from Helen's Hen Hut for my role as the Queen of Sheba this month.
Well, when Tish saw that I was the Queen of Sheba this month, (tons of cultural references in this blog post. Could I get a grant for creative writing do you think?) she decided to hive crash. A new experience for her. I am making a Quatrefoil block for this, and would you believe it? The colours I chose were remarkably similar to the colourway in Tish's recent completed quilt, The Beast. I lucked out there. Tish made me two blocks for my quilt from The Beast fabric.
Cast your mind back to the #behemoth, aka the Coulter Wedding Quilt. As that mythical creature reached completion, Tish was working on its close kin, The Beast. Both were related in that they are both monstrously huge, but really rather cuddly when you get to know them. We joked at the time, what would happen if there was a show down between #behemoth and The Beast, and now there has been. And that quilt child is Quatrefoil. I really think I have seen too many Game of Thrones places recently and it is time to calm down! Much of it is filmed here, and it seems to be everywhere these days, with the new series coming on tv in July.
Another stash addition I can sneak in here at the end is the yard of red and white spot I bought for binding the Jam Sandwiches and Red Lemonade quilts. I think it will work in really well with the red and white ziggy zaggy on the backing, bought in Philadelphia last year.
They are as yet still unbound, but they are having their first outing this afternoon at the Family Picnic. So far I think there are about 18/19 of us. Speaking of which, the picnic is ready so time to go. As my husband made the picnic, I doubt very much there are white bread sandwiches and lemonade, I think it is smoked salmon in wholemeal, cheese, fruit and coffee. We will save the jam for the big end reveal.
linking up with Sunday Stash.
home now and here is me road testing the Red Jam and Lemonade Quilts, the unbound versions