Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Red and Aqua

Well, I finished the quilt top for this red and aqua quilt I started a while back. I remember loving this Dutch Pinwheel block when I saw it and just knew it would be the perfect way to showcase all the reds and aquas I had been collecting as I began my love affair with this color scheme. I really love how it turned out.

It was a frustrating quilt at times. When I began this quilt, I was using scraps of a "good" white muslin I had used on my stacked coins quilt. It was frustrating then as I watched it stretch and pull this way and that. You'd think I'd learn, but in my effort to be thrifty and resourceful, I decided I would make use of the scraps. Towards the end I had to add some other miscellaneous white cotton because I thought I had run out. The blocks I constructed with this "other" cotton were soooooo much better.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm in Love

Well, I knew Amy Butler was coming out with a new fabric line and if it's hers, its guaranteed to be a show stopper. I had seen snippets of it and thought it was lovely.

But it wasn't until I saw this bag that I knew I was in love with "LOVE" and had to get my hands on some yardage. I have made some bags for some people and I have wanted to make one for myself, but nothing was working for me. I knew I wanted my bag to be a single piece of fabric and not patchwork.

So I placed an order for two yards of this teal floral and a yard and a half of another for the lining.

I got this lovely floral instead. It is the same motif in a pale green and lavender. It is too lovely for words. The flowers are huge and beautiful. It's just not what I ordered. I called up fabric.com and they said they would send me the correct yardage as soon as the next shipment arrived. Yeah! She also said I could keep the two yards they got wrong! I gasped. I argued. But after the third time she insisted I keep it, I succumbed to the pressure. It is oh, so beautiful and even though it's not the one I ordered, I am thrilled to have two luscious yards of it!