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.
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:
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?
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-
And I love the newest lines, especially Mesa and Tokyo Train Ride.
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.
I think I’m done fabric buying for quite a while….