Saturday, May 25, 2019

Fabric Acquisition Team

On Monday some of my lovely quilting buddies and I headed over to Tricia's fabrics to hunt down fabrics that needed to be ours. I haven't shopped for quilting fabric in quite some time - largely because I have SO MUCH already, and also because it seems irresponsible to just buy it when I'm using it so very slowly. But when one of us decides they're making the journey across town, it's amazing how quickly you can get a car full!

Here's what came home with me:

The cute map fabric on the left really caught my eye, I thought it would make up some really lovely placemats for the kitchen table - I love the retro colouring. The purple is a 'just because' fabric. I don't have much purple or yellow in my stash, so I need to remedy that. The next fabric was another that just grabbed me - I've never seen it before and thought it would lend itself to some fabulous fussy cutting opportunities. The stripe on the right I'm thinking I'll use for sashing strips for the HOQH project that is on a slow-go at the moment.

I don't think I'll be doing anything with any of these fabrics for a while, so for now they'll be folded up and put in the stash with all the other lovelies :-)

There have been some more spare minutes in the past week to work on my hand quilting, and I'm enjoying every minute of it. The weather is bad here right now, so I'm hoping I'll be able to do some more this weekend too:

For me, hand quilting is pretty slow going, so there's not a great deal new to see. It's going to take me a while to get through this applique border, but I'm really looking forward to getting to the pieced stars so I can work out how I'll quilt them.

Well, that's it from me for now, I'll chatter soon! xox


Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Beautiful quilting!!!!!!!!!!

Shasta Matova said...

That is really pretty fabric, and the hand quilting is fabulous!

QuiltGranma said...

I've been thinking of doing a border like your red and light pointy one. Do you know if I can use the Tri Recs triangle rulers to do this? Thanks. Mine would not be as deep a pointy, but more of a wider effect.

Janet said...

Lovely fabrics. I would really like to see how you go about marking your quilt for quilting. Your designs are always perfect for the quilt. Every time I see your quilt I just find myself amazed at all the fabrics and how they work together. Thank you so much for continuing to blog. I may be slow in responding but I still read your blog.


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