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Friday, October 28, 2016
I was called for week long jury duty for the first time. It was fascinating to see how the justice system works but also kind of stressful. Not sure how people who sit on really gruesome and lengthy cases come out the other end. Gratefully, my group avoided a trial. Apparently 80% never make it that far as the defendant can change their plea at any time. Court is a sad place- there's a lot of pain and suffering within its walls...
As a reward, I treated myself to some of Debbie Maddy's beautiful Japanese-inspired Shibori line. Am thinking of mixing all my blue & white prints including some European, other Asian and smaller scale African shweshwe fabrics. There are some Australian prints that might work too. Blue & white is a such a classic combo in every culture. If I can pull it off without creating a jumbled mess the quilt will be truly global...
Posted by fiberchick at 12:00 PM
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So the batiks are actually prints?ReplyDelete
They are all beautiful. Yes, blue & white is classic. I have a stack of the African indigo prints -- I've yet to cut into them, but do love burying my nose in them. Love the way they smell.
p.s. I am eager to see what you sew!
Yes they are prints! I love the way the African fabrics smell too... The wax is yummy:)Delete
I do love indigo. Are the Debbie Maddy fabrics batik weight fabric?ReplyDelete
No the fabrics are actually printed on regular weight quilting cotton. They look like batiks but have a very soft hand:)Delete
I dread doing jury duty, I've been called up but let off before the trial started. You picked a wonderful range of fabrics to treat yourself with.ReplyDelete
I have served on a jury and it was fascinating.ReplyDelete
Great selection of indigos and shweshwe print.
I'm still thinking about how to use mine - they are so cool