Blocks and a Tip
My list of things to be done this week has not included any sewing. But I finally got to the one item I've been looking forward to: sew blocks for charity quilt bee. I must say these spring-themed blocks were enjoyable to put together.
On another note, I've been inspired by Jeni's series of posts on fabric. Organizing, choosing, buying, selecting, and I'll admit I'm a sucker for all her lovely fabric photos. Anyway, I thought I'd share a small tip that I use for buying fabric online.
I know this only works for fabric companies that sell precuts, but it's something to consider if you're eyeing a line of fabric by Moda.
When I saw previews of the Sunkissed line by Sweetwater, I had a feeling I might want a few of these prints in my stash. Since the grays were what I was looking at, and finding shades that I like can be a bit tricky, I ordered a charm pack as soon as they were available. Now I had actual fabric to touch and see and hold up to other fabrics and see how I liked it. (Plus I have a charm pack to use for some fun little project)
Now I could buy some yardage with confidence, knowing that I would use and love what I ordered. Yes, the grays in this line are perfect (in my opinion). Not so much the oranges... And of course I had to get some of the newsprint since I'm a sucker for words on fabric, just like most everyone else! And the green is also a lovely shade that I've already put to use.