Between hand stitching all that binding for the swirl tablerunners I'm contemplating the next step on the my just for fun dessert themed wall hanging. When I left off it looked like this:
I'm thinking that's a bit on the blah side. It certainly needs something to make it more interesting. Back to the stash I go to search for a little zing. How about some stripes?
Here are the two I found that might work. The stripe on the left is a variegated red and pink and the one on the right is a multicolored pastel. Which one would you go with?
Yep, me too! This multicolored pastel is perfect. It picks up all the different frosting colors from the cakes and other goodies. What a lucky find from the stash! I'm going to add a very narrow inner border and then see where to go from there. I have about two yards of this stripe that I purchased a while ago from Connecting Threads when they were having a promotion/sale thinking it would make great bias binding. It's always good to stock up when you can get a great price don't you think? Their fabrics have never disappointed me and the price cannot be beat.
Speaking of mail order fabric. Because of where I live - the back of beyond, I buy a lot of my fabric by mail and I have a few places that I use pretty regularly. Connecting Threads is a mainstay as is E Quilter and Hancock's of Paducah. These three are the ones I use the most and I have never had any difficulties with any of them. (No affiliation I just like their stuff.) Do you ever buy fabric online and if so which vendors do you prefer? I'd really like to know what others are doing in this area.
This gorgeous hunk of awesome just arrived from Hancock's and the color and hand of this takes my breath away. This is probably the most expensive fabric I have ever purchased and I really searched around for the best deal. In the end I still paid $11/yd. Yikes, an all time high for me! I really, really wanted this exact yardage. I have a VERY ambitious project in mind for this but I will need to screw up my courage first and clear the decks before I tackle it.
Posting my cakes on Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times and hopping over for some design inspiration. How about you? What's on your design wall?
Until next time,