Tuesday, January 31, 2006
A New Project!
Here is a photo of a new project... all using "surprise" internet fabric.
OK, what is "surprise" internet fabric - well, something that I probably would not have purchase in person. But, now I have it, so I am going to use it, by golly!
First, the green spiral fabric is really super nice, just didn't match my Trip Around the World, ala Bonnie (www.quiltville.com). The original intent for this fabric was borders so I actually have a fair amount of it. Sometimes it is a good thing to have a fair amount of fabric on hand - it gives you options! And the neutrals - mostly fat quarters. I ordered a whole bunch of neutral fat quarters from Keepsake. They are nice, I just didn't realize how many were coming. And then I was looking at them and thinking... now what? I mean, they don't make my heart go pitter/patter like some prints do, but let's face it - you need neutrals! Add some darker Thimbleberries to the mix for contrast and a few odds and ends of other medium/light tans (at least 1 -maybe 2 or 3 "uglies" in that bunch for good measure) and 2 pinks for a bit of color.
I am actually very pleased that I was able to use so many fat quarters for this project for variety - my new favorite cut of fabric! I never bought fat quarters before because I never felt like they were a good value. But I have found that they are a wonderful way to add to your stash and they are soooo usable!!! Fabric can't be a good value if you don't use it, so I would rather spend a little extra up front and use it.
So, all cut and ready to go! I can't wait to show you what is up my sleeve - I think I am really going to love this pattern and fabric combination and already know exactly who the finished quilt is going to, which makes it even more fun for me. And no - it is NOT going to some fickle Little Boy we all know!