Some quilters’ lists would include fabric. Don’t get me wrong—I love fabric—but I recently held on to a gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics for almost three months before using it. Clearly, food aside, I am a pillar of self-control! After all, gift-certificate fabric shopping is the best kind of fabric shopping: it’s guilt-free fabric shopping.
Granted, I have been trying to use the fabric I already own, working on purge projects and purge quilts. But I also won this gift certificate as Pink Chalk’s featured sewist back in June, which makes it that much more important to spend it on special fabrics.
I finally broke down. I couldn’t resist Pink Chalk’s most recent sale. My selections arrived this past week ...
I got (from left to right) Carolyn Gavin’s Polka Dot Daisy, Joel Dewberry’s Hydrangea, and Elizabeth Olwen’s Deco Floral.
The navy daisy print is, in my opinion, a great all-purpose stash addition. I’ve been using navy a lot lately (here and here) and foresee that the trend will continue.
The hydrangea print, unlike the other two, is a sateen, not a quilting cotton. It’s sooo nice. My LQS doesn’t stock anything from Joel’s Birch Farm line, and now that I see it in person, the fabric is just beautiful. I love how this colorway pairs a sky blue with a robin’s egg blue. It’s not a combination I’d make on my own, and it works.
I think the Deco Floral, however, steals the spotlight. It’s modern with a hint of Art Deco. My only regret is that I didn’t buy more. Will one yard be enough?
I suspect the daisies will hang out in my stash for a bit, which is fine with me. One of the other two fabrics might become a Super Tote, though. Which one do you think is the better bet as the main exterior fabric, or do I need two Super Totes? : )
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