It’s no surprise that I’m pretty crazy for solids. All kinds of solids. Mainly because I’m a longarm quilter, and where there are solids, there is room to get a little fancy. I like fancy. Well, I just signed up for the latest session of the 4×5 bee on Flickr and I made some blocks for my quilt. When the bee ends, I’ll have 5 more blocks from new friends from the bee.
I also have a stack of text fabrics that will work well with this palette. In fact, I pulled a bunch of fabrics that work well with this bundle– some oakshottes, mirror ball dots, black and white prints, and text fabrics. They all work so well with just this small pop of chartreuse, don’t you think? and I just can’t wait to quilt in all this negative space!
So, have you met my friend Anna from Urban Stitches? She and I have been friends for almost 3 years through San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild, and if you are short on ideas, she’s a great person to talk to. I can’t tell you how many times Anna and I have just sat around brainstorming creative ideas. She is definitely my muse! She also is the proprietress of the Etsy shop Ciao Bella Solids, which is where I get a LOT of my solids. What I love about Anna’s shop is that if you order at least 5 yards, she’ll only charge $5 per yard… and that’s without a coupon. I’m not a fan of trying to keep up with coupons, and I know that any time I need solids, I can get them for that price through her shop. Also, if she doesn’t have what I need, she’s quite often willing to order it for me since I usually order 5-10 yards at a time. (I love solids as backings, and I sure can’t beat the price.)
Anyway, Anna let me pick out some solids, combine them to make a bundle, and then asked me to give it to you! So here’s what I picked.
Some of our other friends from the guild are also playing along. They have picked out fabrics to make bundles, and will each be giving away a bundle, so make sure you mark your calendar and hop on over to them, too.
All you have to do to get a shot at winning a fat quarter bundle of my fabrics is leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to do with solids! Also, sorry, but Anna isn’t able to ship internationally. You have until April 15 to participate, and then a winner will be chosen with a random number generator.