Here’s another Sunday Stash, and some sewing highlights of the week.
How could you not love this print. The colors are splendid and I knew I needed some. For once I actually bought fabric with a project in mind, pillows for the kitchen bench.
As a matter of fact, I even bought the wonderful Amy Butler fabric on the opposite side with pillows in mind. How’s that?!? I so wish both of these would be reproduced in quilting fabric, as well as the Nigella line that my ironing board and all the pillows in my living room are covered in.
I believe this photo will appear in the new Amy Butler Program that will be out in May.
So really I should maybe do a ritual of a Friday night post. This is what my sewing night was like with no kid and the happy hubbie glad to have the laptop on his own for a few hours…so romantic aren’t we.
I don’t know about rotary cutters and margaritas, but I keep it on the right hand side of the sewing table…out of the way in case there are spills at least.
I made some progress on my dear friend Kara’s quilt. It is still evolving, but some cohesion is happening. I need to get myself together, and order some Kona from Pink Chalk Studios to come clear on its direction. BTW, if you aren’t familiar with Carolina Chambray solids, then you NEED some. I was so excited that Kathy at Pink Chalk started carrying it! It’s what I used in this quilt, that so many have inquired about. It adds depth and texture to any project.
In fact, I used some of the mustard in my fourth bird block today for my “Flock of Birds” quilt I’ve been working on.
I was a little hesitant to use smaller bird fabric since my intention was to do all the blocks in a log cabin style with the bird as the center. I thought they would get lost. But messing with values really can make anything work. I love it.
Some of the fabric combo was inspired when I was looking at The Gentle Art of Domesticity last night in bed. I love it when inspiration just strikes you!
Awful picture, but that makes four.
It’s been such a wonderful weekend for my family. I feel so lucky. My thoughts are with my friend who we lost this day. I will miss you just popping by for a beer and a chat on a warm Seattle evening. We wish you would have stuck around…but I know that life was painful for you in a way that I will never understand. I hope, and wish you are at peace.
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