I am just a fool for the fabric!
These are not intended to go together but they are up on my design wall because I like'em!
You've seen the Big Flowers before. They have finally found their home as the outside border of the Mystery Quilt I'm designing for a guild in Georgia. I can't even show it to you until I teach the class on May 10...so watch for it then! (and maybe Cherry Cherry's version a-la Mary Engelbreit!).
The real story is the polka dot fabric. I am using that as the background.
This is the second quilt I have made with those dotty dots in the background! Sometimes, it's just so easy to get fixated on a great idea...but then you have to let it go.
I ran out of the dots, just as I decided they would look great as a second border. The first border is dark, so it would look like the block patterns were framed and then floating on the sea of polka dots.
Well, it would if I had not run out of dots!
I couldn't find any more, and needed to be done with the top, so I committed myself to Plan B.
Except I didn't really have a Plan B, just the realization it would have to be a different fabric.
Of course nothing worked, because I was still too in love with my first idea!
And I was running out of time.
So I just went with some white fabric. But before I could cut & sew, I ended up taking CC for a little celebration shopping trip, and we stumbled right onto a bolt of THE polka dots! (Jean Ray Laury for Free Spirit)
I guess sometimes it pays to wait a week.
The top is done now, and it looks just as I wanted it to!
Also on that shopping trip we found a great lime & purple batik:
I am really sorry my photo doesn't do it justice (the first photo is truer to it's beauty!).
And here also is a fat quarter CC bought me of the wonderful Jane Sassaman fabric.
No. I do not know what I will do with it, and I do not care!
It's pretty and I like it.
I hope you have some fabric just because you like it, too.
And don't be afraid to cut it up and use it....
if you run out, you will choose something wonderful to take it's place and your quilt will be better for it.
That's my usual story, and I'm sticking to it....
even though in the case of the Polka Dots I didn't!
(PS: you know I only needed 2/3 of a yard....so I bought 4 yards!)
(PPS:it is a REALLY great background fabric!!!)
(PPPS: now I wish I had bought more of these Big Flowers!!!!!
What will I fall in love with next?)