I’ve been meaning to share this fabric for a few weeks now and I am finally getting to it. I’m a little behind on this one.
For Valentine’s Day, I received these pretty packages in the mail from my mom.
They came a few days before Valentine’s Day but I patiently waited to open them, even though I suspected one package had fabric in it. That’s right. I don’t need flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day; I’ll take fabric. And fabric it was! My mom knows me well.
It is Studio E’s River Mist collection. Don’t you like that name?
I’m such a blue person and these fabrics are so pretty. I think these two are my favorite:
There is one fat quarter in there that is not part of the collection. It is that beige colored fabric and is a Robert Kaufman piece. Even though it’s not part of the collection I think it blends in well with the other pieces.
Since I’m in the process of working on a blue quilt right now, I think I’m going to put these fat quarters away for a while and save them for a later date. In the meantime I can be thinking about how I will use them. Happy Sunday!
This baby is done!
My favorite thing about this quilt is still the colors. I’m not much of a red person – I don’t wear a lot of red, I don’t decorate with red, etc., but I was drawn to the reds and blues in the fabric, which is Rebecca Bischoff’s Blythe collection for Robert Kaufman. I thought the colors and patterns mixed so beautifully together.
I first noticed the blue floral print from the collection and had to have it. It was the end of the bolt, and at the local fabric store I was at you receive a discount if it’s the end of the bolt, so I took the whole thing. I’m glad I did because I had a nice big piece to use for the back.
I have some other scraps left that I debated using for the back but decided to use solids for the rest of it instead. I thought if I used scraps for the back it may look too similar to the front and I wanted there to be a distinction.
Overall I’m happy with the way it turned out. Since these are colors I don’t normally use a lot of, I’m glad to have done something a little different.
Now onto the next one!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here and I’ve slacked a little on my quilting updates, but I promise I have been busy working away. My Puzzle Pieces quilt is officially done and all I have left is to take some pics to share. I should get to that sometime this upcoming week. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, I’ve been planning my next project and I’ve decided it’s this:
I’ve been looking at this stack of fabric for about four months now and I am finally ready to dig in. I’m really loving the deep, moody blue colors mixed with the green, and for good measure I’m throwing in some gray and lighter colored fabric.
Now I just have to decide on a pattern, which I have no idea what I’m going to do yet! Any suggestions?