WOYWW 147 – fabric galore.


One thing about a dodgy connection and computer problems is you actually sometimes get a lot more done.  My desk is full of nifty little fabric squares destined for a quilt.

The really interesting thing is that just by arranging the blocks in a certain way it produces some patterns that are totally appropriate for the recipient.  I’ll say no more for now – mums the word LOL! It’s looks quite chaotic in the photo and the colours are a bit off the real ones so it’s better IRL.  My mate finally made it round for lunch (the downside of a dodgy connection – you think someone got your email confirming lunch on Friday and it’s only dinnertime when you finally discover they didn’t just not show up, they never knew they were supposed to! DOH!)  and gave me some welcome input on sashing colours so a quick trip to the fabric store is required.  The method is explained here but as usual I went my own way with it. My previous attempt at a quilt was flawed – While I was determined to use the flannel as the backing it was simply too stretchy and I ended up with some slightly misshapen blocks that made neat intersections impossible.  I’ll have another go a the Fun & Done method, although I think the actual tool would help as much as cotton fabric.  Live and learn, live and learn…

I am homing in on the computer issues.  The internet connectivity seems to be a faulty router – a new one has been ordered.  DH is (or should I say WAS) feeling better so I had high hopes for my upgrade this weekend.  He’s relapsed so now I am not sure. So while my commenting on WOYWW hasn’t been as good as I would like, I am managing to do a reasonable portion each week – it just takes me hours, with regular clearing of my font name cache and a re-boot every so often.  But I wouldn’t miss my travels across Blogland and inspirational desks around the globe.  You shouldn’t either so stop by Julia’s for the linky list.

Happy WOYWW!

26 thoughts on “WOYWW 147 – fabric galore.

  1. That’s seriously funky fabric. Love the colours that make you feel ‘alive’ – I bet that the finished article looks vibrant and cosy….

    Happy WOYWW 147
    Paula (#51)

  2. Gorgeous fabrics, they are going to look stunning. Happy belated WOYWW x
    Sophie no.183

  3. Oh seeing this post reminds me of how I love pretty fabric…just like pretty designer papers!

  4. Gorgeous fabrics, and what lovely patterns you can make. I was exploring the craft section in my fave bookshop recently and came upon a book about creating patterns in heaps of different ways for fabric and printed paper artists. It might interest you, and I’m always up for an excuse to go back there.
    Thanks for visiting me.
    Ros. #127

  5. Your really having to work at posting, it’s hard enough just trying to get to everyone’s blog! Hope DH feels better and you get your new router! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina 🙂

  6. Oh, look at that fabric. I have a small stash and don’t even sew! (Although I do own a sewing machine…). My dad was having troubles with his router too. It seems that every three or four years he runs into the same problem. You’d think they’d last longer than that.

    Happy WOYWW

  7. Bright and beautiful!!
    Hope hubby feels better soon
    Happy WOYWWing
    #163 Caz

  8. Lovely squares. Such vibrant colours.

    Thanks for sharing

  9. I’m still drooling over the fabric on your desk! Sorry to hear of the computer troubles, such a pain!

  10. love all those bright patterns and colors! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #138

  11. Very colorful fabric blocks-will make a vibrant quilt. I hope your dh gets to feeling better soon. dani42

  12. What a wonderful Quilt this will be, my first love was fabrics and textures and your cottons are gorgeous. Hope OH gets well soon. Have a good week. Hugs Rita xxx

  13. It’s funny…I love these fabrics and these colors but I never use them. Maybe it’s time to step out of my comfort zone!

  14. Love your batiks and your blog in general. I’m now a follower. Amy #132

  15. Beautiful colours to see on this lovely sunny morning!! Have a happy week .. Hugs May x x x No14

  16. Such colour, perfect for this sunshine weather. Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

  17. Love the colours in your quilt. I bought some fabric last week so I need to get my sewing machine back – it’s been living with my sister for the past 5 years.

    Ann B

  18. Love all those fabrics! Good luck with your quilt – and your internet…. Helen 9

  19. …thats going to be one bright and gorgeous quilt and lots of sewing!…Mel

  20. wow, love those colors! so true, i do get a lot done when the internet is down. but then i also get withdrawal symptoms!
    happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  21. Gorgeous batiks, Mary Anne–your quilt will be wonderful!


  22. I think your choice of colours is really bright and pretty and I admire anyone who has the patience to sit doing all those fiddly bits… any quilt I made would be with big 12 x 12 blocks!! 😉 Annette #22

  23. I love these fabrics – very pretty! As usual, I can’t wait to see the finished project!

  24. Gosh forgot to leave my number! I’m #3, which is easy to type, at least.

  25. Seems we are having similar computer problems. Mine crashes and I have to reboot, but try not to let that stop me, either. Hope DH gets better soon.

    BTW, I am in LOVE with that fabric in front. Did you dye it yourself? It is gorgeous.

  26. Think this post needs a sunglasses warning lol
    Thats some bright threads you have there!
    Happy Woyww’ing
    Minxy #11

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