New fabric for a new quilt

I am so excited to start my newest quilt tomorrow; this one is for the Modern Relief quilt raffle. I thought I knew what I was going to make, but then I stopped by Sew to Speak in Columbus, Ohio and fell in love with these prints and knew I had to make my quilt with them:
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This one will be an abstract composition with a hefty Constructivist influence: vast swaths of the cream linen and hopefully wonderful placements of the fabulous Kona Paprika and these stunning and delightful imports from Kokka and Hokkoh. I can’t wait to start cutting and piecing tomorrow. This feels like the quilt I have been waiting to make.

Speaking of wonderful, while at a playdate today Little One had a bit of difficulty sharing. That isn’t the wonderful part, but this is: after a bit of frustration she walked over to a chair with Strawberry (the lovely horse that her Dear Mama played with when she was little) and sat down.

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I came over to see what was happening and she said, “I’m taking a time out.” She didn’t want anything; she just wanted a few minutes alone to calm herself. Moments later she gleefully called, “Papa, I want to play ball!” So we did; much fun was had.

And yes, her outfit is looking a bit furry. Little One is sporting a fabulous shaggy skirt and vest along with a dinosaur hat made for her by her grandmother. She calls it her “monster outfit,” and it was imperative that she wear it today.

Yay!!!

Hugs,
Thomas

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7 Responses to New fabric for a new quilt

  1. 1
    Patti says:

    Little One is just too precious for words. Just love her.

    • 1.1
      thomas says:

      I kinda think she is the bestest thing ever, but I may be a bit biased.

      (But I don’t think I am biased though…)

  2. 2
    Dr. S says:

    YES. Self-awareness is awesome.

    • 2.1
      thomas says:

      She has been amazing today. She asked to go potty; she asked for a drink of water. She is really starting to understand her needs and communicate them. Leaps and bounds over the past few weeks.

      BTW. Super awesome to see you this weekend!!!

  3. 3
    Rae says:

    I’m not sure which is more awesome, Little One or your fabrics. Let’s call it a tie. Well, maybe Little One wins with her amazing fashion.

    I love when I find the perfect fabric for a vision, even if it means scrappy (temporarily?) another idea at the time. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

    • 3.1
      thomas says:

      Thanks. I think Little One will always win, but Sew To Speak had the most fabulous fabric. I would kill for a shop like that around here!!! Well, maybe not kill, but I would bake someone lots of cookies…

      • Rae says:

        I can’t bake cookies to save my own life, but I could add some fudge to your cookie bribe if it’ll help. My coworkers say it’s delicious (so do I, but I know I’m biased)

        (also, I meant to say “scrapping another idea”, not scrappy.)

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