Earlier in the fall my friend’s dog Jolene came and stayed with us for a week. In appreciation, my friend gave me a really nice gift certificate to one of my favorite online fabric sellers. I wanted to use the certificate to purchase some fabrics from the new KFC collection. I had to wait for a number of weeks until they had them in stock.
Well, they finally got them in stock and I went a little crazy. I added some of my own money to the gift certificate and bought 25 half yards. Here’s the first group.
So many really great fabrics in there! I just love the one in the upper left in the different color ways. I actually bought two yards of the white one, but the store only sent 1/2 yard. They have shipped the remainder and it should be here in a couple days.
Here’s the rest of the fabrics that came in that shipment.
You really have to see these fabrics in person to see how amazing they are. The scale on the green and purple fabric on the lower right is so amazing! I can’t wait to cut it up and see what it looks like!
I’m happy to report that there actually are some fabrics from this new collection that I DIDN’T buy!
I received another shipment from a different online store that I frequent for KFC fabrics. It’s the fabric I bought to use as the setting triangles for my bright sunburst quilt.
I decided to go with the Millefiore.
So, why did I decide on this fabric? First, I love this fabric in this color way and have wanted to use it in something for quite awhile. Second, I really considered who I’m making this for and their tastes. I felt confident they would like a darker and richer fabric for the setting triangles. Third, I considered the fabric I plan to use for the backing and how it will work with this print. Fourth, I just really like the way it looks!
I’m making this quilt for my brother and his wife… the same brother who I just gifted the Aboriginal quilt to. He saw a photo of the blocks earlier this year and told me how much he liked it, which was so surprising to me because he is usually very conservative when it comes to color. I didn’t have anyone in mind when I was making this so I asked him if he wanted it. And he said yes.
I dug out my notes on this quilt and confirmed that I only need to make seven more blocks and then I can get going on putting this top together. I can probably whip up these seven blocks easily in a couple hours in my sewing room. It’s going to be big — a generous queen size. There are a lot of blocks, but I also plan on adding some borders to make it a little bigger.
I’m also pretty sure that I bought a large piece of fabric for the backing for this quilt a few months ago. I looked for it this weekend and can’t find it anywhere. I will turn my sewing room upside down this weekend to locate it.
Speaking of my brother…. here’s a picture of my Aboriginal quilt in their living room. My brother sent me a photo of my sister-in-law sleeping under it when the arrived home on Sunday. It felt a little invasive to include that photo here!
But I do love that they are already using it. I love it when people actually use the things I make.
I looked out my sliding glass door yesterday and saw what must have been 100 crows on my lawn.
There are a lot of crows in my neighborhood. it’s not unusual at all to see them in sizeable groups. It is, however, a little odd to see so many of them on the lawn. It had rained earlier that morning and I’m thinking that the worms were driven out of the ground.
My friend who brought Ernie over for a visit last week posted this photo! Ernie was definitely in charge in this trio!
Bender and Rico are such good boys!