Since I am spending so much time and effort on this quilt, I want to use fabrics that I absolutely love instead of settling for just anything. That way there's a better chance that I will use the quilt once it's complete as well as a better chance of completing the giant project that this is.
For example, the white fabrics I got, I saw while searching for fabric to make pj pants for my dad and brother for Christmas. I thought about them for a full week after seeing them in the store, so I knew I had to go back and get some. I hadn't even thought of doing this quilt yet, but they're perfect for it!
I spent hours scouring fabric shops all over the city for greens, reds, and grays that are perfect, and came up empty-handed.
I do some on-call at-home sewing for a friend of my cousin's. She sells adorable puff quilts in her etsy shop, and I help her sew them so she can keep up with her high demand. Ugh, don't compare our blog to either of theirs. Their creative-ness just oozes out their fingernails as they type.
Right, so she did this post a few days ago about where she buys her fabric, and oh man...I'm hooked. Luckily I only spent $28 on fabric on this site to bulk up my greens, grays, and reds for the FWQ. I could spend thousands.
Here's what should be arriving in the mail sometime in the next week!