Timber QAL- Week 2

I’m a bit behind posting about the Timber Quiltalong, but I am not behind in sewing!

Week 1 has gone really well. It’s exciting to see the colors start to come together.

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Timber QAL- Week 1

Time to get excited for colors! For week one of the Timber QAL with Modern Handcraft, we are looking at colors. I chose Kaffe Fassett Shots in blue and green (and yellow!).


Here are some accent fabrics that I am also considering adding in, Kaffe Fassett Stripes, and another solid in a beautiful coral:


I also realized that some of the Alison Glass hand printed batiks would coordinate well. I’m keeping an open mind about adding these in:

Here is the diagram of the pattern that we are supposed to color in. Here is where I’m running into my problem. I don’t know what to do for the neutrals. I love using neutrals beyond white and black, neither of which I really want to use on this quilt. I love Essex Linens, and I have rust, leather, black and navy. I don’t feel like they look right with this quilt. Does anyone have any great ideas for neutrals??? Either colors or particular fabrics?


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Quiltcon 2015- Fabric accident

So I bought some fabric at Quiltcon, haha. Should I tag this as a confessional post? I did buy quite a bit, but I am rarely get to see all these gorgeous fabrics in person, so I figured I should stock up while I could see it with my own eyes and touch it with my own hands.

First is a secondary confessional. After the huge social media Cotton+Steel hoopla last year, it turned me a bit off of the brand. The hype was just a bit over the top. Don’t get me wrong, the fabrics are lovely. Well, I went to the Cotton+Steel booth first thing and the ladies were so cool and sweet, and the fabrics are dreamy in person. Their booth was interactive and I made a little pillow/pincushion- IMG_7958

And I love the newest lines, especially Mesa and Tokyo Train Ride.




I lived in Japan and this pattern reminds me of it in a lovely way.

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I hereby repent from my bias against Cotton+Steel. They even made me a Texas button by request.


I also did some more stash building. Some silly, some purposeful.


I bought llama fabric a good week before the great llama incident of 2015! Such a trend setter.


I was so happy PileOFabric was there. She does such a great job at color matching.IMG_7969

I think I’m done fabric buying for quite a while….