Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I've acquired quite a bit of fabric lately. If I don't get my sewing butt motivated to use up these gorgeous finds soon, I'm going to have a serious problem. I hope these additions to the stash will help get the creative juices flowing. Now before you think that I'm fabric shopping all the live-long day, this post contains about a month's worth of fabric - and a very active month at that! I picked up the bunch that you see above about a month ago at gather here before our Quilts for Boston sew-in.
And then we rounded up a few friends to trek up to Marden's yesterday. Marden's in Sanford, Maine has a HUGE selection at super cheap prices. Last time I went, I felt a little overwhelmed and grabbed a random selection of stuff without a clear idea of how to use it. This time I kicked my super-nerd into gear and made a list of projects that needed fabric.
Fabric mission completed! I grabbed a good selection of white, yellow and light blue for background and filler fabrics for Quilts for Boston tops (plus a few random brights for good measure).
I also wanted to grab an off-white background to go with these fabrics that you may remember from my charm pack query a while back. I've decided that I want to use the P's and Q's charm pack to make this pattern - I think it will make a very cute gender neutral baby quilt!
But the crown jewel in all these new fabrics is my brand new Echino stash...
Samantha from the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild organized a big Echino swap. Each of us that participated purchased two yards of a different print and then we cut them up into equal pieces to share with the group. Now I have 8 different Echino fat quarters with not a clue as to how to use them. I love them...but need to wait for inspiration to hit. Seen any great projects that you liked using Echino?