I was introduced to doing this type of quilt in a Values Class at the now closed, In the Beginning fabric store here in Seattle. I am working on a tutorial that I will post here, and on Flickr once I get it on Etsy.
I was rather humored by the class. The instructor spent the first part of the class preaching “the Evil” of buying fabric off the internet. I was there to learn about values in quilting. I thought about the lovely stack of 6 inch squares in front of me. Some of them from the EVIL INTERNET.
I don’t buy all my fabrics on the internet. I, like all fabric obsessed sewers am tactile and like to touch and see…but no one has everything available, and there is SOOOO much fabric to covet. At the time I was 30, and my thought to this lady’s speech was, “This store doesn’t market to me beyond Amy Butler.
We did finally get to quilting and when all my mix of squares were on the wall, everyone was drawn to the diversity of my quilt. They all inquired to where I got my fabrics? I told the truth, no twisting of the story.
Supporting small local business has always been my thing. I am one myself after all. Here’s my new local favorite Pink Chalk Fabrics, and she sends out great promos via email. My favorite E-bay seller is La Chakra. She has the best shipping prices too!
Hope you all have a happy 4th! I hope to get some sewing in.