I'm not very fast at most things but choosing fabric and piecing a quilt top I'm definitely the pokiest person around. Yesterday I went out to Creative Quilts in Brighton with my friend Sue and I picked out more striped fabrics for what used to be a pillow but now seems like it's growing into a quilt.
Today I thought I'd get ahead of the game and pick out the fabrics for my upcoming Kim Diehl workshops. I really admire people who can practically close their eyes and choose just the right fabrics off the shelves that hold their fabric stashes. That's not me. I hem and haw, pick out, put back, then shop some more. After yet another completely unsatisfying visit to my local cranky shop, I think I'm done with them. No need to give my money to them when they can't even say hello when I enter the shop.
So I returned home to re-examine my current options. I've nailed down the fabrics for the Gathering Garden workshop. This time I got a real whiz-bang idea -- I used my label making machine to match the fabrics I chose to the pattern pieces. Pretty slick, eh?
And I've decided on the background fabric but I'm still waffling on the tan fabrics for the center of the quilt:
And that's the sum of my day's efforts. Tomorrow I'll choose the wool fabrics for the other workshop with Kim. If I don't return by Tuesday, send out a search crew. I've got a job interview on Tuesday that I better show up for!