Monday, March 22, 2010

Several weeks ago Connecting Threads had a sale on some of their fabric lines.
Well..... I couldn't control myself and I wound up ordering the Aqua Terra line
I mean....the fabrics were all so nice and I really needed them and they were priced right and....I had no idea what I wanted to make with these fabrics .... but I did know I had to have them.   So I did!
Actually this was a first for me.  I've never bought a "fabric Line" before.  I've always just grabbed a piece of that or a yard of this or a Fat Quarter or added the end of the bolt.  So when this pkg arrived I just sat them on my desk and looked at them all this time.
Yesterday a light bulb went off and I knew what I wanted to make.  I got out the 7" Crazy Curves Templates from Elisa's Backporch and started cutting.  I cut 4 sets from each fabric and then started mixing them up.  (and the best part.... I still have lots of fabric left)  :o) 

It took me a bit to get in the groove of sewing the curve but once I had about three done it was much easier. 
So today I'll be sewing these blocks so I can get them on my design wall and figure out the setting. 
Have a sunny day today!!


  1. Great fabrics. I saw those in the catalog and loved them too. I am impressed that you are taking on the curved piecing, and it looks like it's going great. I need to get brave enough to really tackle that someday so I can make the New York Beauty I have a pattern and fabric for. Great choice for this fabric. Can't wait to see it come together. Sorry I cannot figure out how to enable everything with my typepad account. I am new to blogging. I hope this works, anyway! Stephanie in Michigan

  2. What fun. They have great fabric and this will be a wonderful quilt.

  3. Impulse buying is such a fun thing to do and all the circumstances were in line besides, look, you are actually inspired too!!! I love drunkard's path quilts :0)


  4. I love Connecting Threads fabrics - and these are going to make for a beautiful Drunkard's Path. Have you tried their cone threads? Great! It's all I use now. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  5. I know you just had to have those fabrics, Linda. I've been there and done that with Connecting Threads (the Farmer's Wife blocks are mostly from one of their fabric lines). At any rate, your blocks are beautiful! I love what you're doing with the fabric.


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