On April 1 in France children slap paper fishes onto adults' backs and holler, "Poisson d'avril!" ("April fish!") It's done in other countries , too.
I always think of the joke, "Why are soldiers tired on April 1?"
("Because they've just had a March of 31 days.")
On to the quilt report.
Fabric acquired in March: 19-5/8, $124, average $6.30/yd
Fabric used in March: 52-1/4
YTD acquired: 40-1/4, $143, average $3.55/yd
YTD used: 132-3/8
Net: 92-1/8 used!
The goal is 365. An online friend sent 3 yards of white-on-white (duly accounted for in the stash report) to help me out.
The daisy dilemma:
|Butterflies are too small|
|Borders too dominant|
I didn't like it and figured out that it was because neither Kaffe print has any white. Then I spied a little bundle on the shelf of bright prints -- the remains of a thrift-shop bedsheet that I'd used to back a quilt. I measured and cut carefully. There was *just* enough! And here's the result.
The daisies began as my Rainbow Scrap Challenge design for the year. Either I've finished RSC or I'll need to select another block!
I now have 6" strips of that pink millefiori and yardage of that periwinkle to use in another project.
Last but not least: the One Monthly Goal for April. Another tote bag! This is for the Gender Equity Fund , a project of AAUW-Illinois. I'm on the GEF steering committee. The tote will be filled with advance reader copies of books (which I have in abundance from the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January) and raffled at the AAUW-IL convention in early May.
I'm perusing tote bag patterns. I've pulled some fabric, too.
Elm Street Quilts OMG
Rainbow Scrap Challenge