100 Good Wishes

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So... I was cleaning a pile on the bar in the kitchen... it's endless... I was cleaning this time because somehow I've "misplaced" a copy of a Netflix movie that I know we've had out for several months and still haven't watched. It went to OR with us and came back, and now I can't find it. I've been looking, casually, for a few days now, with no luck. So, I was poking around in a few catch-all folders and the little barrel bag I keep there to stash various things, just in case I'd stuck the Netflix sleeve in with other papers and kid drawings and catalogs and magazines. Frustrated with so much "stuff," I was tossing things into the trash, and when a scrap from the Keepsake Quilting catalog fell out, I almost tossed it without even looking. But paused, wondering why I'd torn it out to begin with...

There's a "turtle" quilt shown, which is very sweet, and so I'd torn out the page just for the "visual" of it. (It's not something I'd make.) But, today, I read the blurb to discover it is a "Bai Jia Bei" (100 Good Wishes) quilt. I'd never heard of that before - apparently a tradition in China where newborns are greeted with a quilt sewn from 100 swatches of fabric sent by friends and family. Neat, huh?

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That is SOOOO incredibly awesome. I've been on a fabric/quilt craze lately so this news makes me happy! I'll have to check that out.


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