Wednesday, 10 October 2012

WIP Wednesday

From last week's list:

Granny squares quilt - I have now quilted around 9 of the granny squares (up from 6 last week).

Giant star quilt - no progress. I am still thinking about how to quilt this one.

Equilateral triangle quilt - I have pieced three rows of a total of 14.  Piecing and pressing each row wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it is pretty slow going.

New project:

Dappled sunlight - another baby quilt.  This time, half square triangles, using a charm pack of Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda, and this grey fabric (I am not entirely sure, but I think it is Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Fog, available at Hawthorne Threads).  I am still working on the layout - I think I will decide once all the half square triangle blocks are made.  I have pieced and pressed all of the half square triangle blocks, and am in the process of trimming them.

Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Fog

Incidentally, I read on someone's blog that she had asked an online fabric shop to label solid fabrics so she would know what they were when they arrived.  I think this is a brilliant idea.  The alternative is to order a swatch card, but honestly, they are expensive, especially when you want to order solid fabrics produced by several manufacturers (I like Free Spirit Designer Solids, Michael Miller Cotton Coutures and Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements, and could see myself ordering Moda Bella Solids as well).

Has anyone asked for fabrics to be labelled before?  Do you think the colour swatch cards are a worthwhile investment?

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1 comment:

Marika said...

I don't have a swatch card because I just don't want to spend fabric money on something that isn't fabric.
I ordered fabric (kona mostly) to a few places and everytime, the fabric had a little tape on it saying which color it was. What I do then is cut a little square, put a new tape and write the color and I keep it. This way, I'm making my own swatch card :)