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window on the forest

May 4, 2013

I love looking at fabrics and yarns and often spend hours floating around the net looking at what’s out there.  Apart from the simple pleasure of window shopping, you never know when inspiration will strike.  I have recently discovered this shop, which has a great selection of fabrics, including Blend Fabrics.

Looking through the Blend fabrics Celtic Fusion Fabrics had in stock one evening a few weeks ago, I fell in love with Sarah Watts’ Timber & Leaf collection.  The memory of it seemed to stick in my head until I woke up the next morning because I had an undeniable urge to make a quilt with it, and I was pretty sure how I wanted it to look.  I rushed to turn on the computer, work out the amounts of fabric I needed for my idea and put in the order, quick sticks!

The fabric bundle arrived shortly afterwards and I’m planning to start the quilt next week.  My idea is essentially to create a window in the centre of the quilt through which the forest creatures of the fabric can be seen.  It looks brilliant in my head – I now just have to make it happen!  Gulp…