My Chocolat fabrics came today! I'd post a picture but they're up front in the sewing room and I'm comfy and cozy in my chair. (And would have to dump Fluffy off my feet to get up. LOL!) The fabrics are as rich and lush as I thought they'd be. I'm going to enjoy working with them very much. I got about half of my quilt cut out tonight and will cut the other half tomorrow. It was nice to play in the sewing room again. I never did finish getting it all neat and clean but at least it's usuable. That's a start.
I can't remember the name of the pattern I'm using. It's also up front and once again I'd have to dump the cat. *VBS* It's in a copy from late last year of whatever Foundation Piecer magazine became. I'm really having a brain-fart moment here aren't I? Can't remember the pattern name or even the magazine name. Oh well just part of getting old(er). LOL! Anyway, the pattern is a woven ribbon type design. Of course I got WAAAAYYY too much fabric. Because the directions said 3/4 yd of each print and I bought 1 yard to have a little extra to cover any mis-cuts. But then I re-worked the pattern a bit making smaller blocks (15" instead of 18") because I wanted to put borders on the quilt and as printed it was 90" X 108" without borders! So now it will be about that with the borders. But because my pieces are cut at 10-1/2"X15-1/2" instead of 12-1/2"X18-1/2" I've ended up with 1/2+ yds left of each fabric (16 of them!) instead of 1/4 yd. So I think I'll use the extra to piece the back. That way I won't be adding to my stash and I won't have to buy fabric for the back. And a savings of 8 yds backing at $7.29 per yd plus shipping is that much closer to my quilting machine!