A bit of fabric

I love nearly every fabric in every Charley Harper line of fabrics.  His illustrations, especially of birds, are my favorites.    So when I came across these I decided I needed a little bit of them.

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I do especially love the swallow print with the dots.  I’ve used that in a couple different colorways but I’d never seen this one – it’s a very light blue background – not as gray as it looks in my photo).   And I couldn’t resist the panel which will likely get cut apart and sewn back together into some sort of wallhanging.

20180428_5  The color palette and simplicity of the birds just call to me.

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And then The Loopy Ewe got in a new dinosaur fabric line and I don’t know what it is about it – the colors or the prints – but it was just so darn cute.

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It will likely go in a gifting pile or I may sell it but I really wanted to make something with the Rex line.  You can see the rest of the fabrics (the ones I didn’t get because I really didn’t buy every print/color) here at The Loopy Ewe.  Ordered Friday and will arrive Monday – I love their customer service  (and rewards program, and yarns and camp loopy, and the way they package their items that are shipped in plastic in side the box/envelope so even if it’s pouring rain and he mailman leaves the package outside my door, what’s inside won’t get ruined.

ANYWAY –   I was playing in EQ8 for a bit today – I know I want a simple quilt so I just picked some simple blocks to start with . Don’t know that this will be the finished design I use – I usually go back and make changes several times but here’s one idea for those Rex fabrics.

(oh and check out the middle fabric on left column above – I love that it looks like a squiggly lacy print but it is actually dinosaurs.  Hopefully the Kona solids on the right will play nicely with the prints.

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Now to get some things done around here.   But I’ll be back  — in addition to  “a bit of fabric,” there might have been “a bit of yarn” – very unusual yarn direct from Sweden – that arrived this week.

 

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2 comments on “A bit of fabric

  1. I too love The Loopy Ewe. They are the BEST!

    Love watching you play with EQ and your dinosaur potential-quilt looks like a great way to showcase the fabrics. I also love the dinosaur applique in the bottom corner. Guess I like this pattern just the way it is, no tweaking required!

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