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Friday, January 8, 2010

Shopping!

The quilt I currently have on our bed (this one) is almost seven years old and showing its age; the fabric is beginning to split. That's doubly sad, since I don't really enjoy making enormous quilts. ;) However, I've wanted to make a Winding Ways quilt for some time, so I'm going to take advantage of the fact that we need a new quilt for our bed to make that pattern.

I took my Christmas gift cards to the quilt shop today, sternly telling myself not to go in with any preconceived ideas about colors, since I didn't want to shop anywhere but where I could use my gift cards. It's a good thing I'd decided that, too, because the things I'd sort of considered in the back of my mind just weren't available today -- at least, not in the quantity I needed. I'd sort of thought about either some oriental prints (most were too large to show well in this pattern) or possibly pink and brown (my husband might have been a bit unhappy about that, though, so it's a good thing there weren't any that really appealed to me ). Batiks, which I really like, just didn't seem right for what I have in mind, either.

However, I saw a set of lovely Moda prints that sort of jumped into my arms. ;) Then it just remained to find some gold-ish beiges to go with them, and this is what I ended up with:


Who'd have thought I'd end up with red? On the other hand, the table runner I'm quilting (I've been delayed on that, due to circumstances beyond my control) is also mostly red, and I've been wearing more red lately, so maybe it's all related.

I hope I'll get to wash my fabrics soon -- but the dryer needs fixing first. :S

1 comment:

  1. Ah! The new layout is nice! And so original to have two "sidebars" on the same side!

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