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African Fabrics

My older sister lives in Gabon with her husband and three kids.  They live a life in which every weekend they are here:

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Yeah, rough, right??  My twin sister, Cate, recently went for a three week visit. The country is amazingly beautiful. A good portion of it is a natural reserve and so she saw things like this:

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Not to mention the jungle goes right up to the ocean so you see animals enjoying the surf.

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But on to what we all really care about… fabric! My sisters were kind enough to gather a number of yards for their fabric addicted sister. It’s all so beautiful and inspirational!

Fabrics in Bag

Some that I think will have to be whole cloth quilts. I can’t cut into the amazing large scale designs.

Large Scale Pattens

Some home dec. weight:

Home Dec

Some great repeats:

Repeats

And check out the selvedges:

Selvedges

I have done a bit of reading on how to lock inks in fabric but if any of you have any tips I’m all ears! Definitely going to be going against my usual no prewashing laziness with these. I want them to last and the colors to hold so please do comment if you’ve got suggestions!

Travels…

Been out of town for my job. First to Seattle and then to New York City. I took advantage and met some bloggy friends! It’s so great to put a face and a person’s energy with the emails you’ve exchanged!

First, in Seattle I met Katie.  Along with her friend Noelle, we had a lovely dinner and drinks. Such a great time. Here we are at Pikes Place Market  late at night when no one was around.

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Then in NYC I met Amy and Victoria for some delicious Indian food and great conversation.

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And lastly, I finally met Kristen! You might think since we’re writing Block Party together we’d have met before, but nope! I attempted a couple of photos on my phone but discovered that the combination of nighttime light, wine and my camera phone were too much to overcome. The pictures are too lousy to post!

It was great fun all around. Everyone in this online quilting community is just so nice!