Friday, July 23, 2010


Fishy Mola
A Pair of Hares with Their Babies
I stopped by a church tag sale yesterday and scored these three Molas and a stack of mostly vintage cotton fabrics for $1. Don't you love deals like that? I've always been intrigued by the reverse applique process used to make the molas. The Kuna Indian women of the San Blas Islands in Panama construct these by hand and use them to decorate their clothing. They are beautiful pieces of art and have become quite collectible. One day I'll shoot pictures of the others I've collected over the years.

The vintage prints are in the front.

My kaleidoscope of butterflies is growing. I was hoping for rainstorms all weekend so I would have an excuse to stay inside and sew, but I don't think that's going to happen. Silly weather.

The talented Tonya over at Lazy Gal Quilting has a book coming out in December. All those wonderful liberated letters are calling my name. I can't wait to see it! How about you?

1 comment:

  1. Every time, I see your name on your blog, I freak. Then, I remember that I'm not you. Then I wish I was! Especially, when you find molas for $1.

    Now, tell me, how in the world does that work? In Oregon, tag or thrift shop purchase prices are often more than what things cost new. Dang, I don't mind sharing a name, but why can't I share your good luck, too ;)


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