Sunday, May 8, 2011

What exactly was I thinking?

I received a bunch of shot cottons. First thought was:

Wow, these are really thin.
I should never use these in a quilt. Maybe for backing with large pieces but small pieces? Never!

Than I thought about starting a quilt.
I should really go with a lot of white, spring is coming, I love white, it will surely go very well.

I found quite a few fabrics on sale and bought 1-2 yards of each, thinking about backing. When they arrived...
Oh my, these stripes don't go too easy on backing when you make straight line quilting. I must keep them for other projects.

Two days later I was starting a quilt.

Oh, look how many not so white fabrics I have in my stash. I should really use them.
So not! Of course, I hated it and started no.2.

Oh, these orange red, purple and yellow solids look so great, I should make a quilt. Of course the shot cottons are perfect too.
So not too! Small squares? I must have been drunk. I don't really drink though...

Oh, these stripes are a perfect mach for the back of this quilt.
Excuse me?

Ok, so here's the not so white quilt. With larger pieces than I usualy do, wanted to try something else and I think I like it.


Backed with an incredible Amy Butler flannel, I wish I had discovered it earlier. I so need another 2, maybe 3, ok make it 10 yards of this :D



  1. I like it! Backing looks great too!

  2. Who needs white anyway, right? :) We must be on the same wavelength because I have just done some grid quilting where some of the lines are all nice and close too. I still really love that woodland creatures print where all the little guys are peeping out from the lattice. Sooo cute. And thanks for the tip on the shot cottons, these are things you just don't find out until you order them, hey?


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