Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Craftster LQS4 Fabrics

The Craftster Lap Quilt Swap 5 is now full, and we're all busy gathering and sending our fabrics to our new group members. I wanted to share a few photos of the fabrics I've selected for this round.

It started with a FQ bundle (and 2 matching charm square packs) that I got on super clearance. It's a line of fabric called "Kumo" by Sentimental Studions for Moda (the best pictures I could find online are here). The line is Asian-inspired, which isn't usually my thing but there was something about the colors that I really liked.

I got it about mid-way through the last swap with the intention of using it for round 5 but, over the last few months, I'd grown lukewarm about the selection. I started to consider using different fabrics for this round of the swap, but the guilt of having all of that fabric and not using it was nagging at me ... so I stuck with it.

I wanted to get a matching solid to stick in with all of the packets and wound up selecting a couple of different neutrals (khakis and greys), some coordinating small-scale prints, and even a homespun fabric that I thought matched the line really well. Suddenly, I started getting excited about the fabrics again.

It's pretty amazing to see how the additions really enhance the fabrics and, susequently, elevate my feelings about them!

I'm really excited to see what everyone comes up with. If the blocks I got in the last swap are any indication, I'll have another beautiful quilt on my hands!


  1. The fabrics look yummy. Can't wait to see what happens next.

  2. A lovely selection of fabrics. I look forward to seeing the blocks that are made with it.

  3. The colors are wonderful! I am usually not too much for asian prints, but these are lovely. I wonder what preint we usually see and don't like. LOL!

  4. Look at you mixing and matching fabric:) GREAT job! These are really classy--should turn out be a beautiful quilt!

  5. Love the fabrics you've chosen.

    love and hugs Gina xxx

  6. Nice! How big are the pieces in the bundles? Im having stress about how much im supposed to send. HAHA!