Happy Sunday to you! Boy, the weekend goes by way too fast. Back to the grind tomorrow. Real life has been rather a mess for me of late. I joked the other evening that I felt like God had said “Let’s see if she can roll with the punches”. More on all of that another time.

I’m here to share happier things. Fabric!

This is a wonderful fat quarter bundle I received in the mail this week from Tiffany at Country Road Quilts. It’s a win from a giveaway on Instagram. The fabrics are all from the Daysail collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. My favorite is that geometric navy and green print on top at the right. Isn’t this a generous giveaway prize? If you get a chance, pop on over to Etsy and visit her shop.

Here’s a charm pack that came from a giveaway win from Shirley who blogs at simplesew. One of the quilt guilds I belong to makes a lot of charity quilts and I think this will be perfect for a child. Stop by Shirley’s blog and check out her low volume fabric swap. She has a 25% discount good through the end of the month for Sew Me a Song on Etsy that you can use if you are taking part in any of the swaps she’s participating in and she’s taking part in a lot of swaps!

I bought these! I know it’s shocking. Not a giveaway win. The bottom two (a Mimosa print on the left and one by American Jane on the right) were paid for with a $10 coupon I earned at a LQS. So, I really didn’t buy these except for the little amount over the credit. The plaid print from Sweetwater’s Feed Company I did buy at another shop. I love plaid. I’m getting the other two plaids from the collection from my friend Sharon’s Etsy shop.

I’m making a quilt for my daughter and told her she could pick whatever fabric she wanted for the back. She said she wanted a blue and purple batik. I saw this one at a fabric store and knew immediately this would be it. When I showed it to her she said “I love it”. I think it looks pretty cool. It’s called Starry Night in color Midnight Jewels from Batavian Batiks

I have the top pieced and it has only been waiting for the back. I haven’t shared it here on my blog but if you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen it. Below are the photos I’ve posted on Instagram as I was working on the top. I haven’t taken a photo of the completed quilt top yet.

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How this quilt started was I bought a cross stitch pattern in November to make for my daughter for Christmas and right off thought to myself it would be a perfect quilt for her. I’d been wanting to make her a quilt but an idea hadn’t clicked yet. I thought Grunge prints from Basic Grey for Moda would be perfect. Almost a solid but with a bit of a gritty edge and  some visual texture. I thought plain solids would be a little too cartoony.

I’ll have to go into more of the details in a post just about it. I’ll be able to continue working on the quilt once real life settles down.

Anyway, that’s it. I’m leaving you with a quote. I was looking back to when I started blogging as Missouri Mel over five years ago and saw I used to post almost every day. A lot of times they were short and sweet posts sharing a quote or a photo. So, I’m ending with a quote and maybe I’ll try to get back to doing some of those quick and easy posts again.

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.

Helen Burns in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books. A lot of quotable bits in it.

I’m linking up with:

Molli Sparkles

3 Comments on Fabric Confession

  1. Susan
    March 30, 2015 at 12:10 am (2 years ago)

    What a great quote! I love the fabric for your daughter’s quilt backing. That would be great for one of those quilts in two fabrics – the applique things. You have some beautiful fabrics there, won and earned. I love plaids, too, and buy a lot of XL plaid shirts at the Goodwill on half-off day or color of the week discounts. Men in TN apparently wear a lot of plaids – or else don’t wear them, because the shirts are in great condition!

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  2. Kay
    March 30, 2015 at 8:22 am (2 years ago)

    I love Jane Eyre too, it has been on elf my favourite books since I was a teenager. Happy sewing. x

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