Have I ever told you how much I love fabric? My husband jokes that I must throw it on the bed and roll around in it naked when he’s not home. Now that’s just silly – I have to be able to see it and touch it, rub it between my fingers..
Pokey with some great postcard fabric that Threadlines KathieB sent me.
I am trying trying, trying to break out of only using certain color palettes. I look at Bonnie’s lively scrap quilts where she uses every pattern and color, no matter how ugly or uninteresting. I want to try it, just haven’t yet. But I have started a new scrap bin that I am putting EVERYTHING into.
That fabric up above? I love it. Old me wouldn’t have used it because its got beiges in it, not pure white. Silly I know. So I’ve at least got some of this cut up and put in the Everything bin waiting for when I’m ready.
Y,a’all may have noticed a new item in my sidebar: it’s an advert for The Fabric Square Shop. You know that old quilters’ joke: Will Work for Fabric. Turns out it’s true.
I’m actually really excited about this. In exchange for the ad, Laura at the FSS is going to mail me a squishie full of fabric every month. Woohoo! I’ll add some of the fabric to my own stash but the rest I’ll make up into packages for those of you who make quilts for those in need.
Like I said, I love fabric. Love it, love it, love it. In many ways I love playing with it – trying out different combinations and just plain old touching it – more than actually sewing it up into quilts. It will be so much fun to play with with a larger selection. Mix up the fabric lines and come up with packages for Project Linus, or Heartstrings, or Quilts of Valor or repros for an older person undergoing chemo.
That won’t all happen at once. First I’ve got to get back to the states. I’ve been worried that I won’t have enough fabric, except for what I’ve managed to stuff into the suitcases (and hey, I gotta have a few items of clothing). Which I know is irrational – I have enough fabric.
Anyway to announce this new venture, Laura is holding a giveaway of $25 worth of merchandise. You can enter even if you live outside the U.S. which I think is very generous of her.
Here are the rules:
Go visit The Fabric Square Shop website, ebay, and etsy shops and check out all the fabric. There is a wide variety including reproductions, popular designers and brights. Laura tells me there’s actually more merchandise at the ebay site than there is in the shop shop.
Leave a comment on this post saying which items you’d like to have. For ebay that only works if it has a Buy Now price – I don’t think you get to have it for the 1 cent bid.
Do make sure you leave some contact info in your comment or at the very least a very distinctive name – because just drawing the name “anonymous” isn’t going to work very well. If you have problems leaving a comment you can email me.
The drawing will be held in one week.
This fabric is for you, no matter how you choose to use it – doesn’t have to be for charity quilts.
Oh, and you may recognize the quilt in the advert – yes, that’s my Margarita Quilt. Now go look at all that fabric and don’t drool on your keyboards.