Monday, March 26, 2012

Fondling fabric again!

 This is only one of three different orders from Canton Village Quilt Works. I forgot to take pics of the other two before I'd put them on my shelves.  From left to right - Large Flower by Terrie Mangat (I got this one in two different background colors), Painted Daisies by Phillip Jacobs, Persian Vase by Kaffe Fassett, Scales by Westminster Fabrics, Bekah by Kaffe Fassett, and Wood Ear by Kaffe Fassett.

 These are my two green fabrics for the Over the Rainbow Charm Swap 2.  It's being hosted by Elyse of Elyse Susan Design. Each of us is given a color, and gets one yard two different "modern" fabrics in that color. We cut it into 5" charms (56 for each yard) - send them to Elyse, and then we will receive back 112 charms in all the colors of the rainbow.  The lighter green on the left is Woodland Bloom by Lila Tueiler for Moda, and the darker one is Coffee Cat Café by Color Principle for Henry Glass.

 At my book club meeting last week, I was chatting about quilting and fabric with my friend Linda. She stopped for a moment, and said, "Follow me."  We went into her garage, where she showed me this box of rolls of fabric, and asked it I could use it.  Of course!!!!!

 In the box were 10 large rolls of fabric, like the one above. One roll was all silky/shimmery fabric made of something like rayon. The other 9 were quilting cottons! 

I'd estimate that 90% of the pieces are larger than a fat eighth/smaller than a fat quarter. Some of them have triangles cut out of the corners. There are a bunch of rich teal/black/gold-based Egyptian prints. All of them are just lovely. 

I found enough teals, golds, and purples to use in a mystery quilt that I'm starting in one of my Yahoo groups.  I've been sorting and folding and sorting and folding and I still have a 5" high pile of fabric to go through.  What fun!

1 comment:

MysteryKnitter said...

What a treasure she gave you!