I've finally been making some noticeable progress on that patchwork duvet cover I mentioned back here.
I'm just finishing up piecing the last few blocks, and then I've got to cut the sashing (my least favorite task) and sew everything together.
I used Ashley's "Rectangle Squared" tutorial from Film in the Fridge, just altering the dimensions a little bit. My blocks ended up being 9" square and I used a sashing of 1" instead of 1.5".
This weekend I also took a short trip to visit my parents and hit up some fabric stores in their neck of the woods. I stopped in at Erica's Craft & Sewing Center and I just couldn't resist a couple more Nicey Jane fat quarters in a different colorway.
And I usually don't shop at Hancock Fabrics (the poor quality of their fabric makes my skin cringe), but every so often you can find some amazing gems - so I always have to go in and do a quick run through. I mostly just walk down the aisle, running my hand over all the bolts and it's pretty easy to tell a good piece of fabric from a crappy one.
I stopped dead in my tracks and did a major happy dance when I got to this one. 95% organic knit bamboo (5% spandex) for only $3.95 a yard. It feels freaking fantabulous and you can't beat that price anywhere! I think Phoebe and momma might get a pair of matching yoga pants from this.
|Painter's Palette in Sky from Erin Michael's Lush Collection|
On a completely random note - if anyone happens to see 9 yards of this fabric hanging out somewhere, please buy it for me and I will pay you for your troubles - plus love you forever. I've recently decided that my bedroom curtains just have to be made out of this and will settle for nothing less.