My Jane is fighting a different war - the war of the Great Depression. I am using my small 30's stash for this effort. I have slowly started collecting 30's fabrics recently. The story...
My sister's former next door neighbor had an old family quilt that was clamshells. The shells were beginning to shred and the neighbor wished to piece in some replacement shells. The fabrics were clearly 30's. So my sister and I got on the website for the Fat Quarter Shop and Kim picked out a nickel charm pack of 20's and another of 30's.
A few years pass and the 2 charm packs make their way back to me. I am not sure if the neighbor gave up or what, but they were basically intact. I made a lovely 60" square baby quilt for the GS camp director who has lovingly taken care of my girl at camp for years. And while I was making that quilt, I realized I was falling in love with 30's fabrics.
So when I shop hop or see a swap on my Yahoo groups that is 30's fabrics, I go ahead and participate. It's a great way to build a variety of stash in small quantities. With the exception of one fabric that I bought the rest of the bolt of (yes, it's pink - move along), my 30's stash fits in a shoebox. My most recent Bits 'n Pieces shipment from Keepsake Quilting had 6 2.5" 30's strips in there. And a newer quilt shop here in town has quite the 30's selection, so I am set.
The background will be Kona Snow. We were debating at our first DJ meeting how much background one needs and our 'expert' (she's been to the DJ retreat and met Brenda and all of that) said that she's heard varying amounts based on piecing methods. Buy the bolt was the most common recommendation.
Thankfully TLE sells Kona as well. When they get their next bolts in, they are saving me one and will ship it to me. So I can't start my DJ yet, but soon.
I have the book and the rulers. I ordered the stand alone EQ software and it arrived yesterday. I need some more grey aurifil. I am nearly ready.
My numbers = 0, 0, 0, 0.