It all started innocently enough (as most things do, right)? I needed to place an order for enough Kona Cotton Nightfall for the backing of Pulsar. I also needed to get more matching Aurifil thread, 2784 (Dark Navy) for the Nightfall for the quilting.
Well, since I was shopping at Stash Fabrics for the Nightfall, I started thinking about what project I’d want to piece next. My plan is to finish the Sesen quilt pattern next, so that meant picking out fabrics for the cover quilt for that pattern, so into my Stash Fabrics shopping cart, a few more fabrics jumped in.
I tend to shop at Stash Fabrics first for Kona Cotton because I know they carry all the Kona Cotton colors.
I will share more about the next version of the Sesen quilt once I get over the hump of quilting and finishing up the Pulsar quilt and pattern!
I found Aurifil 2784 at Red Rock Threads, and I went ahead and used my Kona Cotton swatches and Aurifil color car to color match for the Sesen quilt. I have a lot of Aurifil 2000 (Light Sand) on hand that will work for Kona Natural, and I selected 2277 (Light Orange Red), 1133 (Bright Orange) for Kumquat, and 2145 (Yellow Orange) for Papaya.
A bit later, I decided to pick up a new FQ bundle of Carolyn Friedlander prints from Sewtopia to give me plenty of options for the Old School BOM through the end of the year.
And somehow this yard of Stellar Moon Grid in Lupine by Rashida Coleman Hale leapt into my cart at the same time. When I need a good print in this colorway, I always think of Rashida’s prints, so it’s nice to add this to my stash.
And last but not least, I picked up 6 yards of Kona White, 5 yards of both Kona Enchanted and Jade Green, and 4 yards of Kona Navy from Fabricate Boulder. Fabricate Boulder had a one day special sale where 100% of the sales from that day went to the families of the Boulder, CO, grocery store shooting victims and efforts to stop gun violence. In support, I decided that picking up enough fabric for a few quilt backings and having some essentials (for me, Kona White and Navy) on hand were good ideas.
I definitely have plenty on hand to keep me busy and having quilting fun for years ahead, but there really is nothing like a new grouping of fabric and the fun and promise they hold, is there?