Thanks so much for your feedback on my last post about the quarter log cabin quilt! Some of the comments you made encouraged me to follow a tiny little hint of an idea I'd had about using negative space. It always helps to hear from you! I've decided to take some risks with this quilt because, really, I've got nothing to lose. Will look forward to sharing the top with you sometime soon!
But not today. I've had a couple of sleep-deprived nights in a row, and you know what that means - major brain fog. Best to keep things simple. I just received this stack of fabrics from Fabric Spot, a Canadian-based store with a fantastic selection of modern fabrics. With the Canadian dollar kind of low and Fabric Spot's $12.99 flat rate U.S. shipping, you should be tempted too.
Oooooh, these fabrics so, SO much fun! I put together this custom bundle for a very special project. First I gathered my favorite Playful prints from the new Cotton & Steel collection. Then, I added pops of color and fun design from other Cotton & Steel lines, a little Mesa, a little Mochi, a basic here and there. It's so easy to mix and match with Cotton & Steel since everything's color-related. And luckily, Fabric Spot has a nice, big selection of Cotton & Steel to pull from.
Wednesday is one of my "work days," a chance to catch up
on computer work and sew in a mostly quiet house. Today, I'm going to
cut and sew simple squares for a new picnic quilt. This one's for wonderful
nurse Sally and her little girl! Yay for little girls who can appreciate pink ponies, purple butterflies and honeybees made up of tiny hearts!
Hey, they do it for me too.
I've even already chosen fabrics for the back of the work. I have this huge floral Ikea print that I bought eons ago, before I even knew how to sew. It looks made to play with my bundle! Plus, a cut of Heather Ross princesses and some polka dots to fill out the large picnic square.
All decisions made? Check, check. Time to get cutting!