Now that we’ve found our new Six-Step process to alleviate fabric-aholism (see previous post, below), I wanted to show you my constructed closet (vs. de-constructed, all over the floor, spilling off the shelves, closet). This only took two days of moaning and then sending my husband on an out-of-town trip to take care of. And like I mentioned in the post last week, I found lots of interesting things. I mean, I knew I had them, but they had been back-burnered so many times as to be invisible.
Like this group of fabrics. No, they are not a “line” like we’re used to buying now (kind of like voting a straight party political ticket). I do like doing buying a line because everything coordinates, but this is from the early 90s, when variety was considered a virtue. I was inspired by a friend’s autumn-colored quilt that positively glowed on the wall of her book shop.
This week, I rinsed then washed the batiks to rid the fabrics of excess dye, then ironed and folded them all.
This is my mock-up of what it could be. Nine-inch blocks. Elegant in its simplicity. But it will be richer looking with all those different fabrics shown above.
I decided to try it out.
Here it is for the dress rehearsal, all laid out. Yes, this is one of my famous I’m-in-my-jammies-nighttime-photo-shots.
Stitched! Now on to make 29 more of these. The colors are so much more subdued than I’m used to working with, but I don’t know–isn’t it just time for a quilt in fall colors?
That’s what I’m working on. And good luck to Lee on her fabric line. I may go back there to Freshly Pieced from last week’s WIP to see what you’re all doing THIS week.