Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fabric Choices

Do you ever wonder what possessed you to buy a fabric?   Was it the colour, popular fashion ,price or just cause?

I was running through Spotlight ; yes running in  White Rabbit style when the sale table reached out and  grabbed me.  

My had to have fabric. Why you ask?

1. it has all the right colours grey, turquoise, lime green etc.
2. feels great to the touch perfect for backing
3. extra wide 59" so maybe no piecing the back
4. the price was right $6.00/meter

Not convinced yet?

I laid said fabric out on my new  (don't tell DH) cutting table . Don't you just love the venue ?
AND ....that's when my reason for purchasing this yardage hit. Well sure all of the reasons above are valid but really . I spent my whole life looking at colour incidentally blended together in mirror image. Give kids paint and you get butterflies. Yup I said butterflies .
The incidental quality of the process of squishing paint inside a folded piece of paper. Happy accidents and strange results. Got to love the experimentation. So my "butterflies" are going to be the backing for   *****
The "Tumbler Quilt" started earlier this year with Victoria of Bumble Beans.
The perfect Match made in Heaven. The colours of the front and back will compliment each other but more importantly it's all about unexpected results.  Letting go, finding your inner child, and throwing out the rule book.  Love IT.
The unexpected results of playing never cease to make me happy. It's all about the process.
Hope you had a good middle of the week.  Terry




Brenda said...

I like your new cutting table, lol!

Helen said...

I seldom have a good reason for buying a particular just grabs my eye and won't let go. I know I would have been captured by this grey...and the price would have closed the deal!

Nat Palaskas said...

My reason for buying fabric is BECAUSE I have to have it!!! I love that fabric you just got. Is there anymore left for me? Love Nat

Nat Palaskas said...

Forgot to mentioned that, I love love that tumble quilt. I hate rule myself so perfect for Notjustnat household!


Vireya said...

Lucky find at that price! And I like the look of your cutting table, too.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Keep playing that cutting table!

Ulla said...

What can a girl do if the sale table grabs her?! Buy the fabric, of course, and the price was good too.
A high cutting table is a treasure!

Rachaeldaisy said...

That IS the perfect fabric, for all of those reasons!! Thank you for bringing back memories of making butterflies. The moment of opening the folded page to reveal a butterfly was magical. You've combined it so perfectly in this post because it's the same moment when you "make" fabric, then cut out a shape and it reveals it's magic. Wonderful!!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Beautiful!! Can I share on 15 minutes? and in the flickr group? Miss ya!