Are you getting tired of these red posts yet? I got a couple questions that I thought were interesting so I'm addressing them today.
First off, this is how the Thelma Bundles are packaged by the Fat Quarter Shop. I don't care what you order, the ladies at the Fat Quarter Shop always do an amazing job of making your order look great. I love getting packages from that store.
When I got my bundle I wanted it to really look like a bundle, this will be the only bundle that I ever own that will have my name on it, so I repackaged it to look like this.
So when you get your bundle you can leave it in that great package sent by the shop, or fold it up and wrap a ribbon around it like I did, I think the fabric looks equally pretty either way.
I also got a funny note asking how I made my selections. I guess some of you were picturing me flying down to Texas, walking through an amazing warehouse full of fabric, picking out my favorites, then going out for a fancy dinner. Sorry to disappoint, but I made all my selections from the comfort of my kitchen table over the course of several days off my computer. I needed to select 12 print fabrics and 3 solids from any upcoming fabric lines listed on the FQS Coming Soon page.
I looked at each family of fabric coming out around now, went to the manufacturers web site to get a better picture of each print, then created a list of possibilities. It was really hard to narrow it down to 15 pieces of fabric.
Here's an example of a print that I picked from Chateau Chambray by Renee Nanneman. I was looking for reds or red companions, this fabric line doesn't scream red, but this print goes great with reds. The description was dusty rose, but the picture looked red, so I went with it. This print does not have a dusty rose color, it's red.
Here's the family this print came from. I didn't immediately think red when I saw this family, but noticed that red print when I looked at the bigger pictures by the manufacturer.
It was like being on a treasure hunt, searching every line coming out for the perfect red.
I've started using that bundle. I've came up with a plan for using every piece of fabric in my bundle in one project, here's the first step, 9 stars.
They are from this pattern, Tickle, by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
I'm calling mine "Tickled Red".
The pattern is available from the Fat Quarter Shop here or as a PDF file from Miss Rosie's Quilt Shop here.
Back to my sewing room for me, I've got more red sewing to do!