My main fabric inspiration is this small piece of bright, multicolored 'madras' (?) linen David found in Japan. I also purchased some gorgeous blue linen and some brights, plus plenty of bright white muslin, at Quilted Threads in Henniker NH - a new shop to me and about an hour's drive away.
It really is a fantastic shop and I was nearly giddy walking all through it - and I took some photos hoping to share them here but.... oooooo.... I was roundly chastised for taking photos.... ooops... embarrassing... but take my word for it, if you are within any driving distance - it's a great shop and I'm glad to add it to my route as a "semi" local quilt shop.
The shops I frequent regularly are: the folky classic Quilted Crow in Bolton MA (where I am always sure to find a great selection of repros and have enjoyed classes through the years) and the quaint and colorful Cobblestone Quilts in Townsend MA (where I am now teaching sashiko classes). I know a lot of folks shop online now, but I dearly love visiting shops in person and really seeing the fabrics, often picking up bits and pieces to add to my stash, sometimes the unexpected and very rarely shopping "from a line" - I hope all three of these shops are around for a long long time to come.
Back to Antebellum Album...
The first block is Wandering Lover - so sweet for Valentine's Day...
In the sewing room, I've been listening to Anne of Green Gables - performed so delightfully by Rachel McAdams. Anne would love the name of this month's block - Wandering Lover.