Hubby went to Madison today, while kiddo spent time with Grandma. I had the option of going to Madison, but decided that I would much rather stay at home and sew.
So I did.
Sometime last week, I convinced hubby to go with me to Joann’s, where the selection of oranges kind of made me cry. I did end up with a yard of one really amazing orange, but had to make do with a handful of fat quarters. I’m not really surprised by the selection – we’re heading into fall, so most of the oranges on the shelf were on the rusty end of the spectrum, instead of the clear, vibrant tones I was looking for.
I was able to use one of the fat quarters tonight:
Once again, that awesome Alexander Henry skull fabric makes an appearance. I’m so glad that I bought so much of it when it was on clearance.
The next Swoon block makes use of one of the oldest prints in my stash. I think I’ve had that orange for at least six years.
So, that puts me at five blocks, of my desired sixteen. I’m glad I don’t have to do that many of them – there’s so much freaking trimming that goes into these. Eight flying geese, and sixteen HSTs.
I’m resisting the urge to buy tons of fabric lately – I’m feeling creative, and have the itch to use particular fabric in my stash. Unfortunately, everything I think of requires a heavy infusion of new stuff. We’ll see how long I hold out against myself. I mean, new fabric!