Sunday, January 03, 2010

Fabric Shopping for Paris Brown

Today I went shopping for Paris Brown, a Paris-themed quilt for myself.  The theme fabric is basically the colors of Neapolitan ice cream:  off-white, pink, brownish-red, tan and dark browns.  I was looking for light pink background, a medium brown and dark red.  I went to Beverly's, which happened to have their fabric 25% off this weekend.  I took quite a bit of time selecting fabrics and auditioning them with my theme fabric and a medium-dark brown print from stash.  I finally chose a deep chocolate brown, a mottled light pink, and a sweet vanilla and pink butterfly print that I fell in love with.
Unrelated to the quilt, I also found a black and white Project Runway-themed print; I bought half a yard of that.  I have no idea what I'll do with it yet, but I'm a big fan of Project Runway, and I couldn't let it disappear on me.

I'm happy with my purchases today.  I am still in need of a medium something for the quilt.  I'll check my stash to see if anything wants to join the party.  If not, I'll check Joann's in a few days.  For now I've satisifed the emotional desire to work on this quilt and I can set it aside to work on other more urgent projects.

So I've started working the quilt for my niece Sylvia.  I pulled the bag of mostly new fabrics I'd collected, and shopped my stash for some more.  I worked on the pattern in EQ6--a sort of checkerboard in a medallion type of setting.  Tomorrow I'll wash the new fabrics and begin sewing in a day or two.

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