Monday, August 1, 2011

Lining the Nest

One of the reasons I named my blog From the Magpie's Nest is because I tend to collect things before I really know what I'm going to do with them. Most often it's stuff I'll eventually use in my artwork. A lot of times it's sparkly; I'm given to understand magpies like to collect shiny stuff. Just for the record, it's my husband who's the pack rat. ;- )

If you've been reading this blog for very long you know I also have a thing for birds in general. So you can imagine how delighted I was to find my recent order from Delta Patchwork wrapped in this tissue paper:

I was thinking of the text quilt I want to make when I ordered these prints.

I'm still not sure what form that quilt is going to take.

The original reason for placing the order was to get yardage of the colorful dotty print below. Quiltdivajulie was so kind as to send me scraps of that print when they didn't make it into her Gotta Love It! quilt.

Apparently sitting in the very room where your stash is kept, right out in plain sight, is no guarantee that you won't accidently order a fabric you already own. I checked to make sure I had used up the spotted yellow print so I knew I wanted more of that. But I didn't realize I still had an untouched piece of the white with black circles on my shelves. Oh well. Now I have almost a full yard of it. Considering that I keep buying black and white prints it's a pretty sure bet I'll be making at least one more quilt using them someday!


  1. You're not the only one who has ordered duplicates of what is in the stash . . . .

  2. Love your fabric! But I must say that is some awesome tissue paper. In your crafted journal perhaps? If not, its a joy just to look at !

  3. Fabric, fabric. I like to collect bright colors

  4. I got such a kick out of your first paragraph! I read it to my sister and she started to laugh also, while pointing a finger at me! However, it also described our Mother to a "T". She never met a craft that she didn't like and always looked at everything with the eye of "what can I make out of this?"

    Keep Crafting!



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