Monday, February 15, 2010

Wedding Bento progress: I still don't have enough orange fabric!



Most of Sunday was spent in Safety Pin Studio working on the wedding bento. Above a new section of blocks is pictured.



I also cleared everything else off my work table to make room for the fabrics. They are arranged in color families from light to dark values.



As I compose each block, I cut two sets of each fabric--one for the outside of a square and one for the inside. And even though each fabric will be used twice and there will be half as many orange blocks as green ones, I still don't have enough orange fabric! I suppose I shouldn't complain about needed to go fabric shopping.

6 comments:

Barbara said...

With interest I'm following the progress of your wedding quilt. I'm sure it will become a very beautiful gift which will please the new owner. And I'm looking forward to see how your are quilting it.
Happy sewing!

Dana W. Fisher said...

hi Barbara,
I am going to have this quilt professionally machine quilted. I would love to have a leaf pattern, but lacking that, I want something flowing and organic to contrast with the geometric lines of the blocks. Thanks for your visit.
all the best,
Dana

Barbara said...

Will you show it again when it is finished quilted? Due to the very, very high prices for professionally machine quilting, my quilts do not have very large sizes ;-) ! It's always a pleasure and inspiration to visit your blog!
Barbara

Dana W. Fisher said...

Yes, Barbara,
I will certainly show it when it's been quilted. Thanks for much for visiting.
Kind regards,
Dana

quiltcat said...

Hi Dana. aw what a shame, you have to go fabric shopping *g*. My favorite online resource is equilter.com, and you can get almost all of the orange fabrics from ths site in one search, then put them on the virtual design board while you decide what to buy... I'd offer to share from my stash, but orange isn't too well represented. Love seeing how this quilt is developeing!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Cat. I haven't ordered fabric from them yet. I found some really wonderful oranges at a local shop in Greensboro called Ye Olde Forest Quilters.
all the best,
Dana