For the polaroid quilt, since it’s getting close to needing a backing, yay!
A few weeks ago I checked out my local indie fabric store for backings but found nothing particularly awesome [for this quilt. Lots of other awesome things though.] Checked out Fabricland. Narrowed the choices down to a short list of four. Went back to buy this one:
I thought this one was perfect as it has squares and rainbow colours. But was disappointed with the quality of the greige. Bummer.
I didn’t want to make a third trip to buy anything so I chose this instead:
It has rainbows, so it works for the rainbow of polaroids. I had to choose a light colour fabric for the backing as I have light grey thread to use. (I like to match my thread to my quilt.)
And it has the cutest selvedge of eyeglasses. I’ve worn glasses for thirty-one years and I approve. I googled the selvedge and found it’s from a line called “Geekery” which included graph paper fabrics!
I’ve had this quarter-inch foot for so long I can’t remember where I bought it or when. Considering I keep track of all the quilting related things that tells you it was certainly a long time ago.
My quarter-inch is a tad, shall we say, generous? I know it’s hefty but since I’m only sewing for me and since it’s consistent, a generous quarter-inch has never mattered.
But I’ve grown tired of my hefty quarter-inch and since I had a very precise project to work on recently, I splurged (<22$) and bought the quarter-inch foot that has training wheels.
This bad boy keeps me on the straight and narrow. The black thing on the right literally prevents fabric from going past it; ergo I never sew more than a quarter-inch!
Linking up for Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.
I love my tracking spreadsheets. That is how I can say with utmost confidence that I haven’t bought fabric since last year. Since November 20th in fact.
I broke that record this week with a few acquisitions. Nothing terribly fun or because I loved it. Necessary purchases.
A bit of black for binding this quilt:
And yardage for a quilt backing.
I showed a friend a picture of that fabric and this quilt and asked what she thought. She said “if there is fabric that perfect for that quilt why haven’t you bought it yet?!”
So I left her fabric store and bought it.
Here’s the selvedge for people who care.
Now to trim and bind and stitch, and layer and baste and quilt and trim and bind.
And to link up with Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles!
It came, it came!
A few weeks ago for Scraptastic Tuesday I won a gift certificate to Mad About Patchwork from Leanne @SheCanQuilt and Nicki @MrsSew&Sew. Since I have been bitching and moaning about the unavailability of Kona Iron in town (and the price when it is in town) I ordered some.
And I ordered some more green shot cotton for my soccer quilt and some stripey that was on sale, just because.
The Kona Iron will be sashing for my polaroid quilt of course.
The green is to be background for my soccer hexie. I had previously bought Kaffe Fassett “Moss” only to find it was too dark.
Then after a long phone conversation with Katy at MAP I thought I would try the lime. I’m going for soccer field green and I’m not sure this is right either…
Moss on the bottom, lime on top. I feel like Goldilocks right about now…
Yay for new fabric! Yay for free fabric! Linking up with Molli Sparkles!