I picked out some more fabrics for my Modern Quilt-Along quilt, Book Club. I’m going with a lot of reproduction prints (with a few japanese guys thrown in) in earthy colors. I love these types of fabrics and I’m so happy to have an opportunity to use them now. I also picked out a background fabric that I really dig from this collection, Jo’s Vintage Collection by Andover. Unfortunately though I didn’t buy enough of it at the quilt shop and I’ve been hunting all around trying to find it online. I am not having much luck with online fabric shops. I’d really like to be able to find everything I need at one place. I’ve been back and forth between virginia quilter, equilter, reproduction fabrics and hancocks of paducah trying to find one place to order everything I need with no luck whatsoever. Why is shopping for crafty supplies still so difficult? Where’s the long tail for crap’s sake.
I’ve had much better luck with the fabrics for my Christmas quilt. I gave printing onto fabric another shot, this time using the bubble jet set and rinse. It worked really well! I’m using illustrations from a Lois Lenski Christmas book I have. And then to go with, I picked out these 2 yarns dyes, a solid dark red and 2 prints from the Maison de Noel collection. I’m going to use this awesome vintage Christmas fabric Dawn sent me for the background. Now I just need to come up with a design. I was thinking maybe something like this Gee’s Bend quilt I really love.