As I mentioned yesterday, the Kaleidoscope quilt I'm making for my dad is going together so beautifully.
Patchwork Plus in Dayton, Virginia. The white is really a white with very pale blue fern batik pattern in it. The dark has a lovely pattern that makes me think of stones at the bottom of a river, with grays and blues and browns. Here is an image I found on the web which gives an idea of what it should look like when all put together - I love the image of the curves:
I did finish hand piecing those Drunkards Path blocks last night - remember them?:
Anyway, I digress. I wanted to share one of my favorite places on the internet with all the fabric shopping I've been doing lately ... great deals at Green Fairy Quilts (right now, everything is 30% off their already way low prices, including new precuts!) and Burgundy Buttons (a Bigger Big Giant Clearance Sale has me supplementing an earlier order) have me anticipating what beautiful Moda fabrics will be hitting my eager little hands soon. So I go to Moda's website to download swatches and sample patterns to drool over while I wait. If you weren't aware, Moda offers all kinds of goodies for their fabric lines, including images to import into your quilting software and swatch cards to view and print. Many have free patterns to download featuring a new fabric line, and it's laid out so that you can tell at a glance which line has what, as well as sort by name of line, release date, or designer. There are 405 fabric lines in this chart right now so it's not just the most current releases either! How awesome!
The weekend is nearly upon us and I hope to spend a lot of it in my sewing room. If you're in the path of Irene, take cover and take some hand-sewing project to work on by candlelight like generations of quilters before us. Stay dry!