Sunday, January 1, 2012
Playing fabric chicken
I've used a lot of Tina Givens fabrics, because she manages to pull off some pretty unusual colour combinations, which - strangely enough - seem to be working in with my mad and unrelated mix. Then I moved on to Patty Young's Andalucia ("fire" colourway). With my heart set on this particular print with this particular set of quilt blocks, I dared not measure and estimate, in case I had proof that there wouldn't be enough. I WANT this fabric here and don't want to have to consider anything else in its place. I went for it, head-on, with high hopes of just scraping in with millimeters to spare.
Ok. So there wasn't enough, and I have 3 more 5" blocks to turn into 9" blocks.
I've googled and searched Etsy and trawled through my favourite fabric shop websites. No joy. Does anyone (preferably local) know if it's in any bricks & mortar shops or have a bit in their stash that I could purchase...?
Bravery is finished. I'm on to begging.