Looking for the perfect fabrics is a difficult task especially for a one year project. You need to find something to commit to, something you love, something that you will not tire of, something that gives you passion...it is kind of like choosing a spouse! It may even be MORE difficult because one you have sewn it, quilted it and bound it...it is final! SO much PRESSURE!
These are the two possible choices at this point. I have had a complete and utter love affair with Liberty of London for years. I have been very open about this adoration ( I gush) and through the efforts of Kristen Link of Sew Mama Sew organizing not one but TWO Liberty swaps ( THANK YOU KRISTEN) I was able to acquire this collection of gorgeousness! It has it's own special place in the sewing room away from light but where I can see it. This is my ring...my precious...
The second choice is actual four sacks! I found these on either ebay or Etsy. I think it was ebay and now I really wish I could remember since I will need oh so much more if I decide to use these! The colors are perfect and it seems somehow just right to use them in a 1930's quilt. Gives it more authenticity. I LOVE these colors and the feel of the fabrics is different. They are hearty and stable. It is nice :o) It has stability and staying power. This too is a good choice...sigh...
There is not doubt what thread I will be using! Aurifil 50wt! I would use 2600 ( Dove) that is the perfect color when piecing with so many variations of colors but I am out, so I pulled some others that would work just as well :o) The 50wt is an Egyptian cotton two ply thread and very thin ( but strong) to help with perfect piecing and FLAT seams. I have heard that these blocks have some bulk in places, thinner thread will help make them not bulk up!
So I have a tough decision to make but luckily a have a few weeks to decide!
Which collection would you choose?
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