Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Start of a New Quilt

String Greens

Do you remember when I showed you a bundle of fabric that I'd pulled for a new quilt? Well, today I got started on making it. I have loved the look of quilts built up of a range of different sized strings across the width of a quilt and wanted to make one for ages.  I've also been drawn to the colour green.  So I gathered together all my green fabrics and started cutting strings. As I mainly had fat quarters I would need to join two sections together for lots of the fabric to make a continuous strips. Originally I'd been going to join two strips of the same fabrics. Then I changed my mind and decided to mix and match.  The mix and match strips are interspersed with continuous strings of varying widths.  I've named this quilt already - 'String Greens' a play on the phrase 'Spring Greens'. I could have had the top pieced this afternoon if I hadn't run out of different green fabrics.   So I felt obliged to go and buy more fabric in order to finish this.  That is the only reason. It has absolutely nothing to do with this:

Late night fabric porn


Absolutely nothing to do with visiting the  Eternal Makers new website a few days ago. Absolutely nothing to do with creating an account and making use of their wish list feature to pin fabrics and sundries that I really really liked. Absolutely nothing to do with having no will power.  Honest.

I haven't found a fabric website that has had this effect on me for some time. I've not used them before. I had heard of them and seen some lovely photos of their real shop interior. Only I found their old website difficult to navigate around. It was hard to find stuff. I didn't bother placing an order. It was easier else where. The new website is a whole different kettle of fabric fish.  I actually had palpitations as I browsed. It was late at night and I felt like I was doing something illicit like watching porn. 




 

8 comments:

  1. Ha ha! love the fabric, can't wait to see the finished article

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  2. Yes it had that effect on me too :) Lovely fabrics you're using in your quilt so far!

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  3. Tee hee - I was there yesterday xx

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  4. Love your new header. How d'you split it into four images?

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  5. Love the string greens, both the name and the quilt! The eternal maker does have a rather addictive quality doesn't it!

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  6. Really, it's that good?!? I was with you on the old website. Now, of course, I must go look. You're such an enabler.

    (and is it really bad that it was the porn reference that really persuaded me I need to go look?)

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  7. Oh dear, now I have to go check out that site but I'm afraid! ha ha

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