Archive for October, 2008

Oh, crap.

I just realized, as I pulled out the baby quilt to get the top finished today, that I made a big mistake. This means frog stitching for me tonight! (Rip it, rip it, rip it!) Can you see what I did wrong?

The two bottom blocks need to be turned 1/4 so that the yellow HSTs are facing inward, like the top to blocks are. Sigh. And? I had already put the borders on (not in this picture). Double sigh. Oh well, I guess that’s the way quilting goes sometimes!

Print your own fabric

Have you heard about Spoonflower? It’s a cool new service that lets you print your own fabric! Right now they’re still in the beta phase, but if you sign up to get on the list, they will send you an invite at some point. I think I signed up about a month ago and got my invite yesterday.

How many times, quilters, have you said to yourself, “If only I had X fabric on hand…” I know I’ve thought it! So now I can print my own. What I’d really like to print are some photos, though it looks like the process for doing photos on fabric isn’t quite there yet. Though illustrations seem to look great so far. I know you all can think of a hundred things to do with your own fabric!

They print on Kona cotton from Robert Kaufman, and one yard of your very own fabric is $18 plus shipping, which I think is very reasonable. So check it out! And if I come up with a good idea for my own fabric, I’ll be sure to let you know.