2 nights ago I was cleaning the drawers of my sewing cabinet and found this group of 1.5" strips. I know I intended to sew them together into a strata but didn't remember much else about them. They are OK, but not great.
The fun thing about the Trip Around the World pattern is that almost anything will work. It would be hard to make an ugly one unless you didn't have a good run of values. I think I will have enough to make 2 placemats or a tablerunner from one set 45" wide. Since each piece will finish at 1" the placemats will be 16.5" one direction and 14.5" the other if I make 2 placemats or a 16.5" x 28.5" tablerunner.
Last night I was starting to clean the basement for my art quilters next Monday. I decided to clear one shelf and on the bottom I found this 'mauve' fabric from the mid 1980's.
Here is the price we were paying for top of the line quilting fabrics back in the 1980's. I had a quilt shop from 1982 to 1986 and this is from that shop. VIP was one of the top companies producing calicoes. There were only a dozen or so companies to buy from at that time. There are so many companies now that it is almost impossible for a shop to carry them all.
Today I'm teaching a finishing class so I hope to find time to slice the strata I showed yesterday. I will have photos tomorrow.