Not the fabrics you might expect to find on my blog, eh? These are the fabrics my friend is using to make a baby quilt. We have adapted Kaffe Fassett's Leafy Rosy pattern - basically nine patches alternating with large squares. Hopefully you'll see the finish product here before she leaves in a week! I paid up my debt at the library (bad daughter of a librarian!) so that we could take out a bunch of his books and see the design in various colors - it's in almost every one of his books. I think it's always hard when you're starting out quilting to imagine quilt patterns in other colors and fabrics.
I promised to share the beautiful textile gift from Damascus today - it's a gorgeous brick red shawl made of woven camel hair and embroidered from a women's co-operative called ANAT, dedicated to providing job opportunities for women, to preserve textile and handicraft traditions, and to promote mutual understanding of cultures. Cool!