Saturday, October 29, 2011
I just really love fabric with words on it and knew when I saw this one Etchings by 3 sisters for moda, I had to have it! I have a few plans for it and one will be with using the new solids I bought to try. Centennials by Judie Rothermel. They have a great feel to them and I love the colors! This is a great cheddar if your looking for a solid cheddar, one I need to buy yards of and stockpile it! I was thrilled when Moda started coming out with Bella Solids , the feel of those as well are wonderful and easy to applique. Its nice that the fabric companies are coming out with great solids again in mho. I am using the moda bella fig tree cream 9900 67 for the background of my applique blocks for this quilt, so many of you asked. This is such a perfect color for a background to my reproduction fabrics. One I will use over and over again as well as the Ivory 9900 60.
I am trying to add more and more solids to my quilts. I love the look and hey they are a great way to expand our fabric collection budget! I am happy to have more to chose from.
Ever since I started reading Debs blog I knew I had to change the way I bought backgrounds, I wanted to be a bit more adventurous in color choices. Look at the one in the middle it has a taupe/ grey tint to it, hard to photograph its going to make a great background for an antique quilt I am going to reproduce that my friend lent me.
The other fabric is just great, architectural drawings I think making a house quilt using this as the background fabric will just be fun. Lately I have been buying backgrounds and thought you would like to see , I am trying to give more thought to my background fabrics rather then just play it safe! Some quilts just need a solid color background but lots of them adding interesting fabrics makes them even better. Do you agree?
Have you checked out Whittles lately?
they have Betsy's crossroads to texas fabric on sale! I ordered one I missed when it first came out! I was thrilled to be able to buy a few yards of it. that rusty color print , the last one pictured on the site.
so thats my fabric shopping lately....now back to sewing, have a great weekend hope you find time to spend with a needle in your hand or listening to the humming of the sewing machine, for me it will be both this weekend!
ps did you see this new scrappy quilt magazine! I love that house quilt unfortunately I sold the quilt a few years ago....thanks Tara for posting about my quilt in this magazine!
and then did you see this!!! Thanks Pam for posting about my quilt in this book, I need to order one of those books!
and did you see Pam's Journey 3 is just about available, Love these little quilts! I can't wait to get mine in the mail!