Technically, this photo shows what is NOT going on this week. No progress at all on Metro, Hold the Lattice. Not bogged down or bored with the project--no, no, far from it. The thing is, I am getting ready to go on a trip!
In a little over a week, I am meeting up with two dear sewing friends for six days of visiting, sewing, and fun. We are taking some classes together and I have been busy cutting out the fabrics for the kits we will be using for our class projects.
The photo looks a bit of a mess, but trust me, I am all organized. I have ordered some zippered project bags from an Etsy seller, and hopefully my baggies will fit in them. A much better look, I must say. I will share a picture when they come.
Because of my busy schedule, my posting this month is going to be somewhat sparse, but once September rolls in, I should be back to more frequent blogging.
So, I completely forgot to share with you some things I picked up a couple of weeks ago when Fatquarter Shop had a mega sale. All Moda fabrics were 20% off! I needed backings for several UFOs so I can send them off to my favorite quilter and really took advantage of the savings.
I don't know about you, but I like my backings to really coordinate well with the quilt tops, but I hate to pay full price for backing fabric. This sale was awesome, and I picked up backing fabric for my All Wrapped Up Christmas quilt, my Ansonia tumbler quilt, my Urban Winter Quilt, and I forget what all else. That whole stack is mostly backings and a couple of backgrounds. Great sale. Thank you FQS!
I also picked up a few layer cakes recently, one collection being most notable.
This is Autumn Woods, by Kate and Birdie, who are known for their beautiful paper designs. This collection is in buttery yellows, muted oranges and dove greys. So so gorgeous. The group came out in May, and I am so happy to have gotten a layer cake. I need to get on the ball and order some border and backing fabric from the collection before it sells out. I don't think this designer is on a lot of shops' radars. I will be making something lovely with it, I promise!
Have a grand weekend everyone.