I chose the fabric for my first star rose in the EPP block party found here at summerfete.blogspot.com.
I cut into my new fabric stack called Going Coastal. I spent allot of time choosing these fabrics because:
a/I wanted them to contrast as well as Claire's did,
b/I needed it to be colors that match our living/dining area
c/I always take a long time choosing the fabric
Oh...while I was doing that, my little artsy son was drawing and made this:
Yep, he's a skater, too!
A little fabric talk: I originally had pulled these from my stash. Claire encouraged selecting fabrics that are different from each other in color so as to make it more interesting.
I totally get that, but it's hard for me to do.
I ended up picking each fabric after I chose the one before it, starting with the middle hexagon and working my way out. That point (fussy cut circle of flowers) was my last pick and I just love it with this set of fabrics! I purchased it from here:
It was my FIRST on-line fabric order ever! One of my cart items was a fat quarter stack of various fabrics that are chosen for me. I LOVED all of the fabrics she sent to me!
This circle of flowers was one of the fat quarters in the stack.
Speaking of choosing....I now bring you a taste test by Duke! If you have a dog and buy him/her treats, you may wonder what treat does a dog "really" like best? I know I wondered. I recently made Duke home made dog-treats and he did not like them! I bought Vita Bone after that and he munched those right up. Last week I saw the Kirkland brand with chicken and lamb flavored treats - he likes those, too! But which does he like better? Vita Bone or Kirkland?
"Seriously, you usually let me eat at my leisure and now I have to get up and pick one right now?"
"Why yes I'd love to take a sniff."
"That one wasn't as pleasing to my nose."
"Please get those out of my face and put them on the floor."
"Definitely this one!"
Costco never fails to deliver! Maybe I should send this to Costco now!
So next step is to wrap those fabric pieces around the papers and conduct a little English paper piecing.
I'm linking up to the girls at Quilt Story for Fabric-tuesday!
They were sweet to spotlight my Chasing Chevrons quilt today. Thanks!