So remember yesterday and the unfinished blocks made from the Downton Abbey collection for the second row?
|Really need better pictures with good lighting - and soon!|
Yep - that's the one - I need more of the blue floral medallion fabric to finish and I gave myself permission to go to the quilt store to buy it. Only thing was, Pieceful Gatherings was out of stock on this one & the green floral medallion that I know I'm going to need more of too. And while they have it on order, there's no telling when it will arrive. It appears I have apparently designed myself into a corner, again. DRAT!!
What to do, what to do??!!
I let my fingers do the walking and called almost every quilt shop in a 40 mile radius, repeating my request for help with my dilemma. Of course, I was hoping to find it local so I could get the block and rows done. Ten quilt shops later & I found it!! At Quilters Quest, 43 miles away but they had both fabrics! The weather was bright, sunny and 46 degrees - perfect for a a little drive for fabric shopping. YES - we are melting here. It will take awhile before we ever see bare ground but we are starting a thaw/refreeze cycle typical of this time of year. Today we have ice, sleet, rain and snow forecasted, so that will be interesting, which made yesterday a better day for fabric hunting.
I went, I bought, I came home & I washed.
Oh and two other fabrics tagged along back home with me. I swear I don't know how they ended up in my shopping bag . No, really I don't! But I bet you all do. Just look at that batik! It's FABULOUS!
And the violet? Well, that is Marcus Fabrics Shot-Cee (shot cotton), yarn dyed woven cotton fabric. It's only a fat quarter that I am testing out to see how it washes and dries. I have had experience with others shot cottons so I want to see how this one stacks up. It's a bit soft in hand and the weave didn't tighten up as much as I had hoped it would.
Now I can get the center block done for the DDD row quilt and get them all sewn together. The silks are waiting on the cutting table...