Years ago (and I’m not sure quite how many years that may have been, but I think it’s at least eight), I bought a half yard of this fabric. I fell in love with it at the store the second I saw it.
It’s in Chintz Circles.
And Shabby Chic Joseph’s Coat.
It’s part of the shabby chic Yin Yang blocks, which is still a quilt top in progress with lots and lots more to be done.
It definitely became one of the Pickled Ladies. I had to force myself to do a little swiss-cheese cutting of it for the clamshell, but it was worth it as I got the effect I wanted.
It’s just one of those fabrics that seems to work well with almost everything I think of making.
It seems like fewer and fewer fabric companies are putting out fabrics anything like this one, so I’ll be a bit sad when I cut that last piece of it to use. How I wish I had bought yardage of it as it would be fabulous for no-waste fussy cutting – not to mention I’d have more than this small approximately 12″ square of it left. It has been portioned out very sparingly and now I think I may be coming close to the last time I’ll be able to use it as there are two new ideas for quilts that I think have to have the last bits of this in them. That said, I’m going to think long and hard about both ideas and make sure they’re ones that I will commit to finishing.
It just struck me, looking back over this post, that every single quilt top I can find pictures of in which I used this fabric involved my very favourite thing – curved piecing. So I think the new projects have to also involve curved piecing – my favourite fabric and curved piecing clearly go together and make me happy. At least I know that with Inklingo there will be very little waste when I print the last precious inches of this with templates to make whatever those projects will be.
“I choose them all!”
I’m not sure what Jake’s look says. I think he was trying to tell me to get the latest favourite toy away from Baxter for him or maybe he was trying to hypnotize me.
Baxter was alertly looking at something above my head when I took this photo.