Last month I joined the fat quarter swap hosted by And Sew We Craft. I thought it would be fairly easy…it wasn’t.
Choosing fabric for other people is a minefield. What if they already have it? What if they don’t like it? It’s all a matter of taste, and what if their taste is wildly different to yours?
It took me forever to make a decision, but these are the choices I finally settled on for my partner, Sophie from Modern Day Mummying.
From left – Pink Medallion print from the Woodland Whimsy range from Spotlight, Grey Dandelion print from Premier Prints, Periwinkle from Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler, and Woodland print by Belle & Boo from Spotlight.
My thinking was to choose a few that I really like, but also choose some fabrics that are versatile. You probably recognise that dandelion fabric, I’ve used it in several projects like my simple zip pouch and my fabric storage basket. The medallion print makes a nice coordinate and is a bit different to the usual polka dot or solid that I normally go for. I’ve used the Woodland Whimsy fabric range in this charity quilt I made recently. The Amy Butler print is just one I love and I have a few yards in my stash, and the Belle & Boo prints are just lovely and I thought Sophie might like to use it for a project for her daughter.
So what do you think – good choices? Sophie received them last week and assured me that she was thrilled with them. Now I’m stalking my letter box waiting for the postman to bring some surprise fat quarters for me – I can’t wait!