Mr M gave DH and I both a bad cough/cold. 5 month olds will cough in your face with no apologies!!! And I was afraid that I'd get nothing for Mother's day!! LOL!
I participated in the Oregon CoastRun quilt shop hop and did their FQ challenge. Let me tell you - those 13 fabrics DID NOT go together! AND some shops had the nerve to charge $3 for the required FQ - that's just not nice. I had a heck of a time coming up with a design ... finally I laid the fabrics in a stack with the selvedges showing and that seemed to calm them down.
I wanted to do something with selvedges - since it's all the rage now! The quilt is called "Did someone say shop hop?" You could only add 2 other fabrics - the green check selvedge and the roadmap border are the ones I added. The green check is the selvedge from mom's 'Gather ye rosebuds' I was working on at the same time. I needed another selvedge to make my squares square! I added comments about the shophop in the blank selvedges ... and the black spotted fabric made awesome spinning tires! I googled cars and came up with the pattern for the VWs I appliqued driving up and down the coast. I had a heck of a time finding roadmap fabric - looked far and wide and finally found it at "Greenbaum's Quilted Forest" in Salem. It's actually a map of France - but I figured 'wine-ing' was involved! All in all - it was fun and I got to experiment with a different technique. Alas, I didn't win - but I did get a free yard of fabric from the shop. Someone with an embroidery machine made a beautiful lighthouse/coast wallhanging - it was hard to believe she used the same 13 fabrics!! The different ocean machine embroideries really blended them. Well done!
Wishing you all a happy "Mother's Day Weekend". Hope you have time to do something you love to do!