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I got some lovely fabrics this week from the Fat Quarter Shop. Most are to be added to my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt. I wanted some basics to counter the bright 30s repro fabrics but didn't want boring neutrals so I picked some pretty patterned prints. I also got some 108" wide backing and a useful charm pack of Kona solids.
left to right: Bella Solids 108" wide in grey; Screen Texture in Cream Sketch by Timeless Treasures Fabric; Brown Houndstooth, RoundUp by Samantha Walker; Green Gingham, Calliope by Stitch Studios (less yellow irl); Yellow Gingham, Summer Fun by Maywood Studios Fabric (again less orange, more yellow!); Vanity Stripe in Mint, Vanity Fair by Dear Stella; Stella Dot in Charcoal on Clay, Portico by Dear Stella; Lime Crosshatch, Textures by Angela Walters; Bright Kona solids charm pack
I wasn't in love with Textures when it came out but that print is gorgeous and the Dear Stella prints are fabulous stash builders.
I've done a little sewing this weekend and it's always satisfying to be able to fix something that needs repairing.
So this was the state of the edge of our bath mat. Annoying because there's nothing actually wrong with the mat itself and I like the blue colour (hard to pick up in these pictures but the last one is truest). All it needed was some binding.
I wouldn't have paired it with this crazy binding but I asked my kids to choose from my left over bindings (I save all the extra bits when I make binding so I have ready prepared binding on hand even if it's scrappy!). Obviously they chose the brightest but I love orange and pink so it's all good.
|one day I will be this slim again|