Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You thought I was gone? Nope, just shop hopping...

Last weekend I participated in the Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop. Before I set out, I thought to myself, "what would I really like to get, besides all the free block patterns?" and the answer was "a precut strip set." At first I was thinking something like a Bali Pop set, but then I happened upon this:

A honey bun! On 30% off clearance. I couldn't resist. (Cuz it turns out those Bali Pops are expensive. But have no fear - I will eventually buy one.)

So then I had this honey bun and I was thinking "what will I do with it?" Now, to make this story interesting, I need to tell you that I love diamond quilts and have been wanting to make one, so when I stumbled across this pattern:

It was decided. Then, I just needed to find yardage. The honey bun was on sale because it's older fabric - but I was in luck. I found yardage at two stores that I hopped afterward, and who knows what I would have found if I had started the shop hop looking? So here's the plan... The palest turquoise blue will take the place of the white on the pattern. The darkest piece laying across the bottom is the border - and the peachy/pink is the setting triangles.

Now I just have to find a charm pack. There is one on etsy (as pointed out to me by the lovely firefly) which I may buy, because even though it is overpriced, it'll be cheaper in the long run than buying half yards of a bunch of different fabrics and then having a ton left over.

My adviser in the picture taking process was so kind as to also warm my spot in the bed. Now I think I will go curl up in it and dream about fabric.

Sweet dreams of whatever your heart desires!