Saturday, 4 August 2012

Fabricworm Shout Out and Sewing Plans

A little while back, the folks at Fabricworm put out a call for fabric bundle suggestions. My idea was for a mix of solid fabrics and clean modern prints in bright orange, pink and lime green. A few days later, they released a bundle based on my suggestion, which they named Sorbet. How awesome is that?

Here it is, my newly arrived Sorbet bundle!
Fabrics pictured: Kona Solid Sprout, Riley Blake Dottie Scat Lime, Riley Blake Argyle Lime, Kona Solid Azalea,
Riley Blake Dottie Scat Bright, American Jane Geometric Tonal Pink, Kona Solid Kumquat,
Riley Blake Ombre Dots Orange, Riley Blake Daisies Tangerine

Shipping to Canada isn't cheap, so it makes sense to stuff as much as possible into that envelope. I filled it up with some test fabrics for my upcoming urban quilt block designs: skyscraper grey, traffic light yellow, city park green and clear sky blue.

Fabrics pictured: Birch Fabrics' Organic Avalon Birdie Spokes in Concrete,Michael Miller's Huevos in Stone,
Kona Solid Coal, Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen in Stone and in Sunflower,
Timeless Treasures' Solid Crosshatch in Organic Green and Pool.

Pile O' FabricSpeaking of ordering fabric, I've just signed up for a new project starting this month, the Totally Groovy Quilt Along! I'm not sure yet how all of my ongoing projects will fit with my new work schedule, but I couldn't pass up the chance to make this Groove quilt. It's gorgeous! If all goes well it will be our new summer bedspread.

This will be my first attempt at sewing curves. Luckily there will be many experienced quilters on hand to help out. It will also be the first queen sized project I attempt to quilt on my small sewing machine. The awesome Leah Day has assured me that it's doable if I'm stubborn enough. A big thanks to everyone who has done it before and offered me their reassurance, I am totally ready to show that little machine who's boss.

With over a hundred solid coloured fabrics to choose from, I came up with a combination that I think is groovy enough to do this pattern justice:

Kona solid fabrics in Celadon, Pepper, School Bus, Brick and Chartreuse 

While I wait for my Groove pattern and fabric to arrive, I've put together some small projects to keep my hands busy during an upcoming trip. One of them is super geeky and inspired by Wil Wheaton. The other is all about toadstool mushrooms. I look forward to sharing them when I get back!

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