I just have to brag - my local quilt shop, Lavender Lime Quilting, is featured in the Fall/Winter 2009 issue of Quilt Sampler. I was there this morning and picked up a copy of the magazine, which they have been given to sell before it goes to general distribution. They have a great selection of fabrics including the more modern designs by the new faces in the quilting world. Of course, their selections always include the more traditional fabrics I favor as well. It's seldom that I don't leave the shop carrying one of their signature lavender plastic shopping bags, which are so heavy and well made, and are great for organizing projects.
Today I went to pick up two completed quilting jobs from their resident longarm whiz, Sherry, whose work is displayed in their featured design in the magazine. I was very happy with her lovely quilting, as usual, and while I waited as she totaled up my bill, I started to look around. Here's what I found:I bought two charm square packs to use with neutrals and yardage from my stash. Right now, my idea is to make a larger version of this small quilt, except with different borders.
Three charm squares plus my neutrals will yield four 4" blocks, so these two packs will make 128 blocks. With borders, it will be a good lap size - unless someone I know has a baby and needs a crib quilt. The bright modern fabrics would make a great baby gift.