I finally did it. Those of you that sew will know what a big deal this is. Those of you that don't - well, it was ;]
This is an old fabric line, it came out a few years ago. It has become somewhat of a collectors item, which stunk for me because it's probably my favorite fabric line ever, and some of the pieces were hard to hunt down. (Thank you to those of you that helped me out - you know who you are!)
I was lucky that I liked it right at the start and bought some right when it came out, just not all of the prints.
Then when I decided I wanted to collect the whole thing, some pieces were getting expensive, and hard to find. Very expensive. I decided I'd better sew something with this all before Marc found out what it was worth and decided we should sell it all on Etsy and fund a Christmas cruise to somewhere exotic. It probably just about could!
But I was sick of having fabric sitting on my shelf that was "to pretty to use". I was sick of saying it was my favorite fabric ever but then being afraid to cut into it or use it. So I did this weekend! Finally got up the nerve (as lame as that sounds) to attack it with my rotary cutter and started a pattern for a beautiful quilt. A quilt that is going to be all mine, and so pretty, I just know it.
I have one block done out of the 9 I need for the quilt top. They're big blocks, but I love that, I didn't want to use a pattern that chopped the fabric up into too tiny of bits.
Can you see the one mistake I made in this block? I didn't do it on purpose - and debated on tearing it out - but I kind of like that there is a mistake in it, reminds me that nothing is perfect in life, but it still can be beautiful. Can't wait for it to be done! I think this will be my Sewing Summit quilt ;]