Street of COTTON!!! I was wandering around the historic part of Quito that houses the Centro Comercial, and happened upon this street sign. Above the sign was...
...wait for it...
A QUILT BLOCK MADE FROM TILES! (Sorry, no photo. When I am wandering around alone, I never bring the camera - don't want to mark myself as a tourist any more than necessary.)
I thought for sure, I had found heaven on earth. I looked down the street to see storefront after storefront of FABRIC!
But it wasn't heaven on earth. It was like purgatory. A teaser for what could have been. There were lots of beautiful fabrics, but NONE were 100% cotton. Not a one! I felt everything that caught my eye, and got very good at asking, "No tiene tela de cien por ciento de algodon?" Unfortunately, they all shook their heads no, and proceeded to show me some lovely knit or shiny cotton/poly mix. Oh well.
In between the fabric stores were tucked little stores of trim and thread and buttons. I was drawn in and pored over the buttons for quite a while before settling on these big black ones that remind me of wheels - I can see using them to embellish a kid quilt.
|The coin is a dollar coin, placed there for reference - these are big buttons!|
|I've never heard of Rose Brand, but frankly, I don't care!|
I did pick up some more trinkets to share around the office at home and put into some Christmas stockings - some colorful leather change purses
|I'm not sure yet which one I'll save for me. Maybe the black and orange? Or maybe the green and brown?|
|I love the ones with the trees!|