It has been a while since I had a fabric purchase worth blogging about. The first fabric I purchased is for the backing for my Foothills Mystery Quilt (more about the mystery quilt tomorrow). I chose to use Kona Black as the background for the mystery quilt, a handful of yellow prints from my stash as the feature fabrics, and a grey with black and yellow swirl blender to pull it all together. I was pleased to find this fun print that pulls all those colors together to use for the backing at my LQS on Friday afternoon.
I decided to join in on the Elephant Parade QAL hosted by Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts, so I also picked up a white background fabric, a dark gray, and a light gray to get started on some large elephant blocks. I really like supporting my LQS whenever possible, and I think I am seeing a trend of gray / white / black / yellow in a lot of my recent quilts! (I did not get enough of any of these three cuts to get the fabric information on the selvage.)
In addition, a recent Hawthorne Threads order got delivered on Saturday. I got all the fabric I need to piece together the top for Out of the Woods.
L to R: Carolyn Friedlander, Botanics, Hand Drawn Stripes in Fern | Aurifil Thread: Medium Mint (2835), 50wt | Carolyn Friedlander, Botanics, Foliage in Fern | Alison Glass, Sun Print Mercury in Yellow | Aurifil Thread: Light Robins Egg (2710), 50wt | Carolyn Friedlander, Doe, Breeze in Sky | Carolyn Friedlander, Botanics, Graph Paper Garden in Blue
The rest of my Hawthorne Threads order is my fabric selection I plan to use to participate in the Marsala Challenge, hosted by Adrianne @On the Windy Side and Anne @play crafts. I have a vague idea for where I want to go with the challenge quilt. OK, all I have is a name for the quilt, but I have to start somewhere, right? I’ll probably be doing a bit of doodling and sketching to plan it out while I travel for QuiltCon.
L to R: Michael Miller House Designer, Mod Basics, Mini Harlequin in Red | Riley Blake Designs, Quatrefoil Medium in Burgundy | Hawthorne Threads, Vanes in Marsala | Hawthorne Threads, Shards in Marsala | Hawthorne Threads, Shards in Marsala | Robert Kaufman House Designer, Interweave Chambray in Berry | Alison Glass, Sun Print Text in Mulberry