Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It Was Meant To Be

It started out innocently enough, and with such good intentions. I was taking my 4 girls to the library this afternoon for an hour or so.

Oh, while we're out, I'll just stop by the Bernina store and get some solid white quilting thread to finish up a customer quilt. So, I bee-line right to the machine-quilting threads and pick out this spool. I take it to the register.



I have looked neither right nor left because, after all, I'm not there to SHOP or BROWSE--I'm on a mission. As I reach into my purse, my eyes are drawn to something lying on the counter...

I snatch up this magazine in utter shock and disbelief (can't you just read those emotions on my face...and they were still there when I got home--when I took this self-portrait!). I've been coveting, I mean admiring, a vintage quilt that Lucy and Kathie have pieced. I never saw the magazine in my usual haunts, so I figured it was not to be. Well, lo and behold...


Here's the quilt that has my attention. It's been on the back burner of my quilting plans since I first saw the picture on Kathie's blog. As they say, the rest is history. I want to make it in colors very close to the ones in the picture, so I'll have to wait for a trip to Mary Jo's, which should be in the next couple of weeks.


Isn't it beautiful? Isn't it gorgeous? Don't you want one??

Still basking in my good fortune...

~Joan

5 comments:

Liberty Star Farm said...

Oh! Lucky you... I am kicking myself, as I had a copy of this magazine, but sent it off in a surprise box for someone in England. I bought the magazine because of the Amish quilts on the front and never looked inside to see that this was the magazine that had "The Quilt." I have begun looking for it on the stands of the grocery and Joanne's and have not been able to find it again.

I hope you will show photos of your quilt when you find the fabrics!

Shar said...

It is gorgeous!I love the colors also, it's going to be a beautiful quilt.

Marcie said...

You go girl! Hahahahahaha-sorry, I can't stop laughing. You know I am counting how many that makes this week.

pamina said...

Welcome in the club ! Can't wait to see your progress !

moramargaritaster said...

It`s gorgeous and I want one.you do wonderful job.I will waiting for see the backside.