Yesterday, just as I was ready to hit publish on a blog post, “connection lost”. Drat. So today we’ll see if I can get this posted without incident. Yes I am finally thinking about upgrading the internet connection even tho it’s a pain to bother with — and not something I specifically want to take off work to deal with so will have to schedule me a quilting day to stay home and have them come at the same time….. something to think on.
Anyway – several people had emailed me asking about the balloon dog fabric for the backing of my Child’s Play quilt.
So here’s the answers to some of the questions. It’s Timeless Treasures fabric. Search “timeless treasures balloon animal” and you should be able to find it at several places. I personally bought it from The Fat Quarter Shop. It was on sale in a couple places but they didn’t have enough yardage left for what I wanted and I didn’t want to buy from more than one place.
Someone also emailed me asking me if I really wanted to use that fabric on the back – they thought the pattern of the fabric would look out of place and get “lost” since it was small and my applique blocks on the front of the quilt were rather large and suggested I may want to try a larger print. Hmmm….. thank you for your unsolicited advice? That’s all that’s on the back – even if they were small dogs it would look great. In fact, they are not small - the prior image I posted was perhaps deceiving since there was nothing else in the image and I had resized it smaller than normal and didn’t feel like redoing it.
As you can see with the fabric laying next to my laptop keyboard, these are not tiny little dogs – they are made from those super loooong ballons. I really wish I had gotten more fabric because I think it would make a really fun shower curtain! They just make me smile. Someone else asked about other colors — I also saw it with a black background as I was searching so you may be able to find that too.
Today, a package arrived from Nancy’s Notions and another from Equilter — stashbusting??? what’s that??? LOL
I found a little more of those ladybugs, the frozen treats will be backing for a mini version of Frozen Delights . I haven’t decided how small I will make the blocks yet. And check out the crayon fabric — of course that will be used somewhere in connection with Coloring Outside the Lines (the crayon quilt which is partially shown in my blog header. Just today I came across the website that has the fabric style I want to use for the rest of that quilt so now I just need to figure out which colors of fabrics I want to use in it.
And here’s what was in the Equilter box…… these fabrics are the music themed fabrics I bought to use for my nephew’s graduation quilt. There will need to be some more fabrics added but these will the be focal ones I think.