I was hoping to have something awesome in the works for my 200th post, but instead I'm sitting here on the couch trying to recover from a sleepless night with two puking kids and a puking mama. Thankfully, the mister and the wee one didn't get hit with this nasty stomach bug. While the vomiting has stopped, the hurty tummies abound and I'm trying to keep my mind off of mine. So, for my 200th post, I hope you'll enjoy some eye candy of a recent fabric purchase.
For the first few years of our marriage, my inlaws bought all the married couples sets of children's books to start our collections for when we'd have kids. Among those books were some Dr. Seuss favorites that were new to me (Oh, the Places You'll Go and The Lorax). When Robert Kaufman released The Lorax fabric, I knew I had to get it to make a couch quilt for my two older kiddos. They've been loving the book lately (and the movie was fantastic!), so I ordered the panel. Katie made a great Seuss quilt and I think I'll probably use a similar design for mine.
Thanks to my trusty Kona colors card, I picked out these solids to frame the panel prints. I'm too lazy to look up all the colors I ordered, but I might be able to list them off the top of my head: sable, wheat, cheddar, banana, cactus (?), aqua, sage, and peridot.
After making my dad's quilt, I started planning another solids quilt inspired by part of the design. When picking my solids, I wanted to use colors from a pair of PJs we got my son for Christmas.
I can't name these colors off the top of my head, but there's a great assortment of blues (including lagoon, cyan, and teal blue), greens (cactus and peridot), and grays (ash, medium, coal, and pepper - the almost black one). Oh, and there's white too.
I've definitely got more than enough fabric to keep me busy for the next couple years! I've started so many new projects in the last few weeks though that I need to sit down and prioritize all my to-make items. Looks like my goal of trying to stick to a project from start to finish is pretty much out the window.