Remember the scene from the musical Oklahoma where Ado Annie declares, " I'm just a girl who can't say no," ?
Annie's referring to her penchant for kissing every boy in the county and I'm just referring to sewing with fabric. One is potentially more exciting than the other, but the inability to resist is the same.
My particular problem is not buying fabric, but wanting to craft with it. My job is patterning and hand dyeing fabric and, while I love my job, I do spend a lot of time planning projects with the very fabric I'm supposed to be selling.
When I listed the Two Stripes Fat Quarter Bundles in my store, my head started to fill up with ideas for patchwork featuring these fabrics.
Most of them involved using the bundle fabrics exclusively,
but I can see mixing them in with solids as well.
My pinterest inspirations board has over 2,000 pins and, despite being heavily weighted toward quilts made in solids, offers a lot of possibilities for tops that incorporate these stripes.
Personally I'd like to use this pattern to work in these hand dyed beauties.
This first version was made with a combination of Allison Glass's Hand Crafted II prints and a beautiful Kona cotton in blue, but I'm so tempted to grab a handful of these stripes and a different, but equally bold solid, and make a second quilt in this pattern.
What can I say?
Apparently not no.