It’s Black Friday, and I will be doing many things today. Shopping will not be one of those things. Is it because I hate crowds? I hate malls? I hate life before 6am? Perhaps. Or perhaps it’s because I already did a bit of shopping this week and I feel guilty. VERY guilty. The kind of guilty that feels horrible and amazing all at once because I pretty much stole these out of Santa’s bag. Well not really, but Santa is probably upset…not to mention my colored pencil set. Sorry peeps!
AHHHH! Dream here is right. This baby’s already rocking my world and I’ve barely put in the licence code. I can upload pix of my fabric, size it to scale, and insert it into my pattern with a click. What would this quilt look like with 2″ sashing? Done. How about grey background fabric? Done. I think I want to size the blocks 1″ bigger. Done. Let playtime begin.
What? There’s more?? Oh there’s more alright. I’ll give you 3 clues: it’s a rainbow, I want to eat it, and it’s not Skittles.
Aaaahhh! This just arrived at the shop last week, and when I saw it sitting up with all the fat quarter bundles, all by it’s lonesome self, it was crush at first sight. I stopped. I stared. I pretended to eat it. All day I put bolts away, straightened, greeted customers, each time passing by it and wiping a little bit of drool from my lower lip.
End of day. Clocked out. You’re coming with me magical little bundle of rainbow joy! It’s the bold solids FQ bundle from Free Spirit.
Do I have plans for him? Oh yes. In fact, a little inspiration hit me in the most unlikely of places- the Post Office. Yup. Standing in line waiting to mail international Etsy orders (not mine! for Fancy Tiger) and who’s standing directly in front of me? None other than the cutest little not-so-old lady ever, wearing an irridescent purple track suit and this lovely head scarf.
Not the best pic, as I pretended to text someone while actually snapping a shot, but it’ll do. I’m going to use this pattern on a quilt! Rows of color, each block alternating with dark grey, and in color order of course. Some colors lighter, some darker, creating some stunning pixelated stripes. It’s all very modern!
The moral of the story? Dress cool when you’re out in public- you might inspire someone to create art!