Sunday, June 5, 2016
If you had asked me 17 years ago what I thought I might be doing on the eve of my 17th wedding anniversary, I feel pretty confident shopping for fabric with my husband would not have made the top 100. Top 200...maybe. Crazy how life changes. But I'm happy to say that on the eve of our 17th wedding anniversary we were indeed fabric shopping together.
Let's start with my purchases. One of my goals this week is to whip up two baby quilts for a couple that should be delivering twin girls any day. I had two charm packs of fabric that I thought would be perfect, but I needed to pick up background and binding fabric. I feel pretty certain that for the next few years their lives will be full of matchy matchy things, so I wanted to give them two unique quilts for their little bundles of joy.
For the first one, the charm pack is Windsor Lane by Bunny Hill for Moda. I will be pairing it with Purple Haze Linen in Gray. Since I'm still on my flange binding kick, I will be using the pink and blue fabrics to add a little bit of quilting bling to the projects.
The second quilt will use a charm pack of Atrium by Joel Dewberry (more on how I came to get this charm pack in another post) paired with Gray Weave by Moda Fabrics. The binding will be made from the pink and purple fabrics.
Now for David's fabric purchases. After finishing his first quilt Hawaiian Stepping Stones (you can read about it and check out our give away here) he was pretty excited to pick up backing and binding fabric.
He chose a blue green batik for the backing and the blue and orange for the binding. I also grabbed a spool of Aurifil #3817 Variegated Marrakesh as a possible quilting option.
Right after he started piecing Hawaiian Stepping Stones he had another idea for fabrics he wanted to use. His idea was based on one my favorite summertime treats...Orange Creamsicle Bars. He wanted his background fabric to be a bright brilliant turquoise and the block fabrics to be in oranges and whites/off whites. Hmmm, that just might work. It's a color combination I would have never really thought to play with, but I said hey go for it! He felt he found the blue of his dreams today so without hesitation he picked oranges and whites as well..
The next item on the shopping list was a background fabric for a quilt he wants to make using batik charm packs.
The charm packs are Tonga Treats Citrus and Painter. His idea was to pair them up with a yellow background. Again I scratched my head. Yellow would not have been my first choice. He actually auditioned several different colors today; whites, gray, and even a light green. But he decided on Dimples by Andover Fabrics in Yellow. I have to say I can't wait to see where it goes.
The last purchase makes me smile. I would consider this his first "stash" purchase. Fabrics he first saw in a Hancock's of Paducah magazine and loved. Fabrics he knows he wants to use, but just doesn't quite know how yet. He's learning.
Now it's time to go sew some of this fabric up because it's definitely not going to sew itself.
Today I'm linking up with Sunday Stash.