Last week I received a box from In The Beginning Fabrics- wait, let me back up…
Last month when I was mocking up this quilt pattern, I used several of Lida Enche’s fabrics from her Painted Summer line:
And I thought I really would like to have more of that fabric in my stash! Fabric shopping has been on a bit of an involuntary hiatus around here, though, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to write to In The Beginning and ask if they had any fabric laying around they could send me. I also mentioned that the DC Modern Quilt Guild was holding a weekend retreat and would they like to send any additional fabric as door prizes for the retreat?
So. I got a box! With four full sets of caps of Lida’s lovely fabric! These are made up for the sales reps to bring around to quilt shops to show off the fabric line. They’re organized by color stories which makes them so very appealing! Each set of caps is about equivalent to a fat eighth bundle of the entire line. I kept one for myself and the other three were given away as door prizes at the retreat. Mine are washed and dried and sitting in a lovely pile on my
dining room sewing table.
Last week my favorite was the little flower print:
But tonight I’m smitten with these birdies in the garden:
What do you think I should make with them? I’ve got a couple of ideas brewing but I’m not committed to anything yet.
(Oh and there was one other thing in the box that will get its own post really soon…)