Monday, May 25, 2009

Final Fabric Selection for Old Red Barn Sew-A-Long

Week 1: Gather Materials

Final Fabric Selection

Here are the final 12 1/2 yard cuts for the Old Red Barn Sew-A-Long quilt. Lots of Flights of Fancy with a little bit of Amy Butler and Denyse Schmidt. I had been looking for a use of the green and white fabric second in from the left. The green matches very well. I am super excited to finally get to use it. I picked it up in San Francisco at Britex Fabrics. This is a 4 story wonder of a store with lots of fabric and notions to choose from; I highly recommend popping in if you are ever in the neighborhood. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

My husband and I took a short road trip it Altoona, Pennsylvania this weekend. We stopped at Surplus City. I always find lots of goodies when I stop here. They have a good selection of quilting cottons. I always find some Michael Miller here. I walked away with quite the load of fabric this time as well as some Ric Rack and ribbon. I am thinking about using the Ric Rack on the blossom quilt I am making.

Surplus City Finds

Ric Rack

Surplus City Finds

In addition to stopping at Surplus City, we ate at our favorite Mexican restaurant, El Campesino. Mmmmm.... Yummy!

Finally, I got started on a quilt that needs to be done before the end of the summer. I was able to make great progress on it. I cut out the pieces on Sunday night and did most of the sewing on Monday. I think it is coming along well. I have plenty of extra fabric, so I should be able to piece the back of this quilt too.

Brown and Green Quilt

Top rows of Brown and Green Quilt


Tina said...

lots of yummy fabrics to drool over in your post! and your summer quilt has a cool effect!

Jen said...

great fabrics. Love the new quilt! Can't wait to see what you do on the back.

Jess said...

Wow, I love this one!

Heidi said...

Thanks Jess! I finished the green quilt top late last week. This weekend will be working on the back and quilting it. My deadline is before mid-July to get it done :)