it's friday!

Aw, crummy.  No Fabric Friday today, huh?   I decided to hang out with my son instead, and I hope that's okay.  We traveled to a quilt shop and the new West Elm at Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC.  We also ate yummy LocoPops!  I love West Elm.  I love LocoPops.   I love the quilt shop I went to too.  It was a great Friday.  I took a few inspiring DIY photos at West Elm, which I'll share with you next week.

I wanted to share with you the fabrics I purchased today for my next quilt.  I have to preface by saying I do not like brown per se.  But someone I know does and she loves brown and blue together.   To be truthful, I was bummed that my second quilt of all time was going to be . . . brown.  But when I walked into Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill, NC, I was pleasantly surprised to find a good selection of modern prints.  But I was still bummed that I would have to search out brown among all the eye candy in the shop.  I will still need to buy a blue solid, and if I need to balance out the brown some, I will do that once I get going.

She's getting her favorite color, brown!

If I go with Kona, I will choose Jade Green or Caribbean to add a little more color to the quilt.  Caribbean comes closer to the teal in Bella, but I thought I would go a little greener.  But I am open to either.   If you own the new line Bella from Lotta Jansdotter and know a solid that would go well with it's teal color, please let me know!

Have a nice weekend, and if you live stateside, Happy Labor Day weekend!



  1. Julie of Intrepid Thread Shop matched it up with Moda Bella Soiid "MIST". I love your stack of fabric.

  2. I love that stack of fabrics! What design are you using?

  3. I just bought some pebbles in teal from Echo that would match that. Maybe we could trade, if you need more for that quilt.

  4. New you would love Thimble Pleasures! She has always has a nice selection of modern fabrics. You did good on your selection! Love LJs fabrics!


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