People can be so nice can’t they? There was guild meeting tonight and one of the members who also reads my blog (Hi Barb!) brought me a bolt of grey from her stash that she thought might be iron. Read yesterday’s post for the trauma about iron.
The swatch is so close but isn’t quite right. As I don’t have a KONA colour card [yet] I just go by the computer screen and this might be medium grey or steel, probably steel. Regardless of what it is, it doesn’t match what I’ve got going on so far. Boo.
It’s kind of a long story, and the details aren’t really mine to tell but I can tell you that instead of the 1.5m I wanted of this fabric I was given the bolt. It feels weird to be complaining about free fabric but wow, that’s a lot of fabric. A LOT of fabric.
I’m estimating there are approximately 12m here so you will be seeing this fabric in future projects. I will also sell some if anyone is interested. Anyone? Bueller?
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, it’s halfway through July so I thought it high time to start my mighty lucky challenge. Cheryl Arkison is in charge this time around and her topic is “One Fabric, One Quilt.” It’s all about using striped or directional prints, or large scale prints. And since I had an epic tonne of a stripe hanging around…
My first two blocks.
Since it’s new fabric in my stash I might as well link up with Molli Sparkles!
A week or two ago I was thinking about the backing for this ever lasting, does not ever shut up about 15 minute blocks blue/orange scrap quilt. I went through my bin of larger pieces to see if anything was suitable or big enough.
I did find three pieces of a print (one of each of the colourways available). Each was .5m so with a bit more, the three could have been big enough for my backing. Except that ….. I kind of hate them now. How did this happen?
Last summer one of my LQSs had some fabric that I just LOVED. LOVED this fabric. I love the designer, I loved the fabric online. So I bought half a metre just to have it. I loved it so much I actually ordered the other two colourways ONLINE (vvv rare for me to do this) so that I could have them all.
And now I hate them. I think the colours are a bit odd and the pattern is only meh.
I’ve heard it said that you should buy fabric specifically for a project. Or buy it and use it right away because your tastes will change. I never believed it before….