Now that I’ve got my quilt inspiration, it’s pattern time! I’ve decided my next quilt will be similar to the broken dishes quilt on The Purl Bee. It’s a simple design, which should be relatively easy for a beginner like myself. Triangles aren’t so scary, right?
Now, time to think about fabric! I headed to The Quilt Store here in Austin. It’s tucked away in a little shopping center on Anderson Lane.
UPDATE: The Quilt Store has sadly closed up shop after 30 years in business.
So much to look at! I’m glad I took the time to poke around, as I finally found some shot cotton solids tucked away in the back room of the store. I chose a couple of colors from the Kaffe Fassett line, and took a picture of the label on a bolt so that I could search around online for even more colors. So glad I did, because I found all the colors in that line HERE. I chose my favorites, and put them together to make sure I liked the way they looked together:
I bought 1/4 yard each of the dark fabrics, and 3/4 yards each of the light, to make a twin-sized quilt. I bought the fabric from gloriouscolor.com. I haven’t decided which colors I will use for the border and back of the quilt, so that will have to wait for now! I’d like to get my fabric in the mail, see which I like the most, and go from there.
I also picked up a pair of these Gingher stork embroidery scissors, for all my thread-cutting needs. I couldn’t resist, they are fabulous! Plus, they’ve got a lifetime guarantee. Niiiiice.
More to come soon on quilt #2’s progress! I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of my beautiful fabrics.