Well, after a beautiful day yesterday, we are back to rain and thunderstorms here today. Sigh. But the trees are beginning to bud, and my rose bushes have leaves coming out (eek---I haven't cut them back yet!). So, that is something!
I finished my little mini quilt that Amanda Herring, The Quilted Fish requested, using her new fabric line, Madhuri. This will be going to market, so I can't show it yet. Sorry! Here's a little sneak peek, though! There are some really great solids that go with these fabrics. I love the green and blue solids in this line. I used them for the binding. Aren't they terrific?
I'm pretty mad, though. I worked really hard on this...there is some embroidery on it. And my red DMC floss ran onto the white fabric! I tried getting it out, but so far, to no avail. I am heart sick over it.
The good news...NONE of the fabric dyes ran, including the intense reds. So, there you have it. That speaks to the quality of the fabrics and dyes Riley Blake uses.
I am not happy with DMC right now. Sorry. But the threads should be more colorfast than that!
I so love all the prints in this line, too. I love the diamond fabric, with all its great colors. And the elephants....well, they just screamed for fussy cutting and being lined up. :-) Here's a sneak peek at the back of my little mini quilt. I love the back possibly more than the front.
Although I won't be able to go to Market this year, at least my little quilt might get to go--maybe. I told Amanda if the red dye running was bad enough that she didn't want to hang the quilt, I would totally understand. I wouldn't what shoddy work to be hanging in her booth at Market.
Can you say, "Bummer?!"
On a happier note, if you want to see more of this fabric line, go check out Riley Blake's Coming Soon page. You can get a peek at it there. There are laminates coming, too. How about a fun bikini bag out of some of these laminates?! Too cute!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Until next time,