>> Friday, June 5, 2009
What can I say? Peer pressure gets me every time. I decided to join OldRenBarnCo's Quilt-Along. I thought I'd use this as a stash-buster, but now I've decided to make it into a partial stash-buster + piece a summer duvet cover for my room. I've been thinking about what color combo and design to use for a while, and I keep coming back to a blue/red/yellow/black/white combo. Seeing this fabric in person (and buying a half-yard) at Eddie's Quilting Bee sealed the deal.
I have a bunch of fabrics in my stash that will complement it. I think only a good yellow is missing, and I'm on the lookout for it on my last couple of days in CA. Because I joined the quilt-along late, I'll be doing some catch-up early next week. I just need to check the measurements and figure out how many blocks and strip sets I need for a full duvet top. I'm thinking of following Amy's modifications -- 5 fabric strip-set cut into 4 10.5" blocks to maximize fabric usage.
As I troll through several local quilt shops tomorrow, I'm also on the lookout for Michael Miller's Jewel Tones collection. I think these three fabrics would make a lovely apron to complement my new orange kitchen.
Espresso Flower Shower
Espresso Night Owls (perhaps as the apron pocket?)
I know I can buy these online, here for example, but while I have the chance to see and touch real fabric, it's nice to believe I could find it locally and also support a local fabric shop. If not here, then maybe back home here.
And while it doesn't coordinate at all, this fabric from the Happy Tones collection makes me smile.