Due to age, and a little blended polyester, the fabric is really thin. Frankly, I don't know what was holding some of these together! Next time I plan a sassy little project, I should check out the quality of the ingredients first! I am having to use spray starch to stiffen these up a little in order to piece the blocks that will accompany the three applique squares.
Here are the first two pieced blocks for the project, "Contrary Wife" and "The Dandy."
I popped in at the Saline Community Fair this week at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds. I entered a couple of quilts for exhibition. Michigan no longer has a state fair, due to budget concerns, but this community fair continues. I love walking around the exhibition building and seeing all the lovely things that people have entered...quilts, sewing, knitting/crocheting, flowers, food, photographs, antiques, collections, animals. It's a great slice of America that is slowly dying, I'm afraid.
"All Around the Town" continues its winning streak taking Best of Show.
I had to visit the baby animal barn. Just look at this sweet little baby horsie.
And this handsome character is either Chip...or Dale. They weren't talking...
These two porkers were awaiting the judging. They prove that there is someone for everyone.
The judging for the flowers took place a day or two ago, but many blooms were still beautiful.