Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Home Shopping Network

Yesterday I was feeling inspired by some fabric scraps. Today I did some shopping. From my own stash.

This is the answer to the question that constantly runs through Mark's mind, although he is wise enough not to ask out loud: Why are you buying more fabric when you already have so much??

So when you are inspired, the stores are not open, and you can't wait days for fabric to be delivered to your mailbox, you can just shop at home. (Along those lines, he has threatened to do a guest post on my stash, as he feels like I'm not in the "full dislosure" mode when I write about it. I'll consider it... when I decide whether it will make me proud...or embarrassed.)

I have been collecting solids. Thank you, Robert Kaufman Kona cotton, Moda Bella solids, Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner.

While the inspiration fabric is a charcoal background with some raisin squares, I'm going to switch it around. Wonky squares, perle cotton big stitch quilting.

I really like all these solids together.

In this quilt, instead of just solids, what do you think of a square of Echino here and there just for interest? (even though they didn't photograph as quite the same color, the turquoise solid and the Echino are nearly identical).

Off to the cutting board...


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JHNickodemus said... #

Coool! I cant wait to see the final products!

Terriaw said... #

I adore your thought process with these projects AND these fabric combinations! Can't wait to see the end results since I have that second inspiration fabric. BTW, I think my husband probably thinks the same thing with me - LOL!

Grandma G said... #

I like your title. :)

Jen said... #

this is going to look so awesome!

Bec said... #

Yep Love it! xx Def add echino... its my new fav! xx

Jennifer said... #

I think adding the Echino is a great idea! It would give the quilt some texture and an interesting place for the eyes to land.

Great idea!

Jennifer :)

wishes, true and kind said... #

You have done a great job choosing fabrics. Now my first thought about adding the Echino prints is --no. BUT -- I am really loving some of the primarily solid quilts I am starting to see lately with a small amount of print fabric thrown in, so I say -- Go for it! And that is my final answer :)