Monday, June 25, 2012
A Little Organization
I saw on Fabric Donkey the other day that Venezie Designs is going out of business. I wasn't familiar with this online shop and I am not sure the story behind the store closure. But as part of closing, they are offering 50% off of all of their prices. (They are currently on vacation and doing inventory until mid-July.) I picked up about 5.5 yards of fabric - mostly Moda Bella Solids. (I also got a great Michael Miller pink zebra skin that I thought might make a fun binding for my granny squares quilt.)
So, the new additions coupled with the fact that I started to make my granny squares in what I thought was Charcoal, but what actually turned out to be Kona Coal, made me realize I needed to do some organization with my solids.
Julie of Jaybird Quilts did some guest posting on the Robert Kaufman blog - Swatch and Stitch - a while ago and she had a great tip: to label the selvages of your solids with the color. This would have helped me get the right color for my granny squares and I thought maybe some other folks would think it was helpful too!
I usually do this for the colors, but I almost never do it for the neutrals, but I clearly need to. So, that's what I'm doing this afternoon (well, that and the grocery shopping - but let's get our priorities clear!).
Also - I finished my first Ice Cream Dress from the Oliver+s pattern and I am really happy with it! I would love to show it to you... Only, I was sewing the button on in the car on the way to the recipient's birthday party and I neglected to take a photo. I do that all the time :) I have a second one cut out and will try again. My V points were not good, I might omit them this time until I can figure out how to fix that. Also, as usual, I marked my pattern with washable Crayola Markers and lo and behold, when I washed the dress - some of the marks remained. I didn't have time to soak and re-wash, but that's probably what I need to do in the future. And use the yellow marker :)