Saturday, May 15, 2021



Julie decided to send me this flimsy last week. The package got delayed an took an extra five days to arrive. I spread it out on the bed and I knew what I wanted to do with it. I knew the quilt needed a border, and I knew just which fabric I wanted.

This is a Kaffe Fassett fabric, Guinea Fowl. I did a quick online search, and knew it was in stock at the Portsmouth Fabric Company, a little over an hour's drive from my house. The PFC is located in the middle of the busiest part of Portsmouth, just down the street from Market Square, which is guaranteed to be busy on a lovely Saturday. I knew I wanted to get to PFC as early as I could so I could get a good parking spot, so I left the house about 9 AM. I was able to park right across the street, and found the fabric I wanted right away.

I chose this print as the backing. I like big prints for backings, and I didn't want anything too dark.

The quilt has a lot of Kaffe fabrics, and I thought I should choose one for the binding. I chose this one. It's pretty unusual that I get the backing and binding at the same time, but the selection of fabrics was so great, I decided to go with it.

Now that I had bought what I went for, I was able to look around. I don't usually buy fabrics when I don't need any, but I sometimes fabrics can be inspiring. I picked these two.


Nancy J said...

Stunning, from the design, fabrics, flimsy, border, and finally the two that just said " PICK ME as well" Love those bright pinks.

Quiltdivajulie said...

It was great shopping via text with you yesterday!

Just Ducky said...

Love your choices.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great quilt, great choices of fabric. Hope you had a good ride home after your fabric quest.