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:
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.