The guild July meeting isn’t a meeting, it’s an outdoor potluck picnic. It’s a good time, a much more casual time; we play games and get to know each other a little better.
This year, instead of the modern FQ toss and the ugly fabric swap challenge we usually do, we had the ugly FQ toss. I didn’t actually bring fabric (all my fabric is still packed from the move) but as I wandered about admiring the others’ fabrics, I saw Gabrielle’s fabric. It was chartreuse with polka dots and purple, orange, and magenta flowers. Sounds like a train wreck right? I thought it was wonderful.
She offered to give the piece she had left at home but long story short, Bethany won the toss and got to choose from all the fabrics. She chose Gabrielle’s, and gave it to me!!!!
Yay Gabrielle! Yay Bethany and her softball training and her generous spirit! Yay Dawna, Bethany’s mom who gave Bethany fabric to participate!
In all its glory…
This fabric will be perfect for my black and white eye bleed quilt. Just need to get started on that.
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It was my birthday kinda-sorta recently (and I’m playing catch-up with my blogging.) Lucky me got some fabric! My friend Kari is my birthday twin and she gave me a couple of mini-charm packs. (I gave her flowers.)
Even with several (okay, seven) thousand charm squares I don’t have enough. I got these two for myself.
My sister went to Spool of Thread and gave me this awesomeness!
It’s a quarter yard (WOF) piece, so an odd size. And quite directional. I have no idea what I will use it for but I do love it. A quilt like these two might work with this fabric.
And there were these two random but fine FQ as well as some Cotton and Steel/Alice in Wonderland. The least said about those the better. (I am not a fan.)
Lucky me to get new fabrics! Thanks everyone. Linking up with Molli Sparkles.
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!
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