Saturday, September 9, 2017

A Weaving, Flowers, and a Small Finish

Before we left the cabin to come home, I took a few more pics.

I was fascinated with this weaving at the entrance to a neighbor's camp.

Look at those fun fabrics! I think next time I'll leave a note :)

We had lunch in Lake Placid and I was in awe of the beautiful flowers in front of the Mirror Lake Inn. 

Nasturtiums like you've never seen before!

All so beautiful!

I managed to sew the binding on this small piece which I had brought with me. It was the 5th Philadelphia Pavement block that I couldn't use in the top I recently made. In searching for a border fabric I found this wonderful floral polished cotton in Natalie's basket :) It's definitely vintage as it was only 36" wide. 

I had already machine quilted it at home in a simple crosshatch. Sorry, the color is off here.

I named it "Friendship" for the three of us: Barb, Natalie and Laura (Natalie's daughter). I made the block, used Natalie's chintz on the front, and put Laura's fabric on the back :)

In case you didn't know . . . Laura was once a fabric designer for Marcus Brothers :) Love this fabric, Laura! 

Hope to get back on schedule soon.

Have a great week!

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer



  1. LOVE the little quilt! Wish I had a yard of that backing fabric. :)

  2. Your posts always have something delightful to enjoy. I love the weaving in the woods and of course, the gardens are beautiful. The border fabric was the perfect choice for your last leftover block. They were meant for each other. And then to use Laura's fabric on the back makes a lovely friendship quilt.

  3. Neat weaving! I always mean to leave a note for the owner of a garden that often admire, maybe this week.
    Lovely flowers and what a nice Friendship quilt. Laura's fabric is beautiful.

  4. The "frienship" quilt is sooo lovely and the fabrics of Laura are beautiful !
    Congratulations for this finish Barbara !
    Flowers are spectacular...

  5. What a nice surprise! Ma's fabric works wonderfully and how fun to see mine on there as well. Warms my heart...