Friday, June 2, 2017

Swayed by the Sea

I can go for a long time without bringing home any new fabric. Although my credibility may be in question here, as I brought fabric home in my previous post. :)

However, I love sewing from my stash and I tell myself that I AM making a dent in it. I am NOT tempted by all the fun fabric that flows into my inbox and across my blog reader.  And then it happens. I fall. And I fall hard. I saw this fabric line - On Deck by Lily and Loom - in a Craftsy sale email and added it to my cart before I blinked twice. Now, WHY a self proclaimed desert rat is smitten with a nautical line of fabric is anyone's guess, but smitten I am. And buy I did.


I've had this pattern for probably 5 or 6 years and have never found the right fabric. I'm a scrappy girl so sewing with an entire collection is rare for me, but when this came into my line of sight, I pulled the trigger and now this desert rat is sewing, singing a salty tune, and channeling her inner Jimmy Buffet.

9 comments:

suz said...

Sometimes a gal has to do what a gal has to do! Can't wait to see your final quilt!

Anonymous said...

I live far, far from the ocean but I love everything nautical. I might have to find some of these fabrics!

weddingdressblue said...

Sometimes things just come together and this looks like one of those times. The finished product will be worth it--worth the wait and worth the fabric!

Tired Teacher said...

The fabric is perfect for the pattern, and we all know that doesn't happen very often. It's going to be an adorable quilt.

AnnieO said...

I live in a beach town but never tire of the sea! This pattern looks just right for those fabrics.

Janet O. said...

With that pattern in mind, I can see exactly why you caved! Looks like it was meant to be. : )

Chantal L. said...

You know what they say: opposite attracts. Desert loves the sea I guess. Gorgeous fabric and love the pattern. Enjoy the gentle swaying of the waves. ;^)

Nancy said...

Those fabrics look perfect for that quilt, Karin. Great purchase!

Dar said...

That is so the right fabric for that pattern. You waited just long enough!! :)

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