Always with the blues

It’s a bit of a problem, sometimes.

I can’t resist dark blues. And now that I’ve started these hexies, I see lovely fabrics everywhere.

So… I had a fat quarter of a dark blue and cream tiny floral stripe pattern. I say had; it’s a pile of hexies now. But if this was going to turn into anything useful, I was going to need more. So I paid a visit to Cairns Creative and bought half a metre of a really nice dark blue tiny print, and also a dark blue and white Aboriginal meander pattern which will work with the blue and white lawn print I’m  using for the intermediate hexies in the layout. You’ll see what I’m talking about when I start to lay things out.

And of course while I was there I had a poke through their remnants basket and found this beauty!

Eden, by Sally Kelly

It’s the same fabric as some of the scraps I got when I visited Amitié Textiles in Victoria. The scraps I plan on using to make a patchwork coat. I loved the fabric so much I recognised a small corner of it halfway down the basket, and dived for it. It’s so lovely I can almost, almost not bear to cut into it. I may have to turn it into a large panel on the back of the coat, say, so that I don’t have to cut it too much.

But that’s for the future. First, more hexies, and sadly, the end of the holiday is upon us. Two more nights away, and then it’ll be time to start unpacking, cleaning and doing laundry.

Welllll, when you put it like that, I really deserve some lovely fabric, don’t you think?

33 thoughts on “Always with the blues

  1. claire93 says:

    great buys!

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Oh most definitely, the fabric is all gorgeous.

  3. Caroline says:

    “I was going to need more” … of course you were.

    • katechiconi says:

      No question, really. A quilter doesn’t understand the words ‘enough fabric’, unless it’s a precious piece which you simply must use somewhere and you have strong doubts about how much is left…

  4. Oohhhh …. All the fabrics are fabulous 🤩 & you know my story about my fabric as well 😘 What a way to spend a holiday 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  5. Dayphoto says:

    I love blue! So YES you need fabric!

  6. jmcheney says:

    Oh my! The Meander & the Eden are each “gorgesty” as I used to say about my favorite colors in a new box of crayons, But as patterns together they are just simply divine. They make me tingle just to looking longingly at them & I lust for new tubes of paint & a large masonite panel – & a couple of new sofa cushions! Thank you for this morning’s thrills.

    • katechiconi says:

      Eden especially makes me long for huge swags of it, but I think I might become a bit ‘blind’ to it if there was too much of it about. Sometimes small and precious is better than too much fabric bling. The meander is beautiful in a different way, very clean but sooo satisfying!

  7. anne54 says:

    The Eden fabric is so you….so vibrant and colourful, with all those wonderful pinks and blues. It reminds me of your gorgeous rug. Sorry the holiday is finishing up. Did you get some dry weather?

  8. Marty K says:

    I don’t think I could cut into that Eden panel. It’s so pretty. And nothing wrong with “The Blues!” 💙

    • katechiconi says:

      I might have to make two pieces out of it around which I can position fabrics that blend well…. decisions, decisions. But I definitely won’t be hacking it into small pieces.

  9. It’s not like the fabric will be there when you go back. When it’s gone, it’s gone so I don’t think one should pass up the opportunity to collect great art works while available. I can see why you couldn’t resist. I’ve just cleaned up my sewing room from the last 3 projects and now on to the next. I’m being taken the 2 1/2 hours each way to a (local) quilt and sewing store. My birthday gift from the kids. It will be a tactile experience. 😉 I so understand what you are feeling.

  10. Going Batty in Wales says:

    That is treasure – enjoy!

    • katechiconi says:

      My precioussssss! OK, I’m not being *quite* that creepy about it, but the Eden fabric is a lovely piece and the other two slot perfectly into the existing colour scheme.

  11. always love the blues, the meander is wonderful. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

  12. That is indeed a gorgeous piece of fabric. I’m looking forward to seeing you work your magic, Kate.

  13. Oh my yes, lovely and deserving both.

  14. Debbierose says:

    Scrumptious blues, I don’t blame you for providing them with a loving home

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