Perfect Fabric Find

This week I am back on track with two stars made:

Hexagon star number 27/

Hexagon star number 26/

Plus, I found the perfect fabric for my setting triangles! Rafe & I went for a shopping trip to nearby Norwich. I usually park in a particular carpark but it was full so I tried a different one. This led to the discovery of a previously unknown-to-me sewing shop, which happened to have just the fabric I needed. There was only a metre and a quarter left – I don’t know if that will be enough, but if it’s not then I’m sure I’ll wing it somehow or other, as usual :-). I haven’t cut into it yet, but laid some hexagon stars out on it to gauge the effect and I like it:

I've found the right fabric for setting my stars - hooray

I am linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching again.

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27 thoughts on “Perfect Fabric Find

  1. Jill says:

    Getting back on track and completing two stars is a good thing. Finding a tucked-away sewing store is a bonus. The center seams on your stars match great. Hope you have enough of the white and black background as it looks nice.

    • vivjm says:

      Thanks Jill! I have started basting triangles from the fabric, so I think if I do that as I go along, I won’t have any nasty shocks at the end if I find out there’s not enough!

  2. katechiconi says:

    There is something about black and white, and preferably a spot, which I find the perfect foil to brightly coloured EPP pieces. One day, I will make a quilt from octagons with fussy cut prints, interspersed with a formal white on black medium spot; I just love the combination. So naturally, I love your colour choice!

  3. Sandra says:

    Love your background choice! So funny, that my post today is about the same kind of stars. When I was working on them, I actually thought it would be nice to do the same star over and over for an entire quilt….and here, I see it on your post! Cool. I love doing them, but have no interest in doing hexagons, which seems to be the thing lately.

    • vivjm says:

      Thanks Sandra. I saw your lovely appliqued EPP stars. I started off EPP with hexagons, and do think they are easier, but I prefer working with the diamonds.

  4. Gail says:

    Perfect background fabric! It is such a wonderful feeling to find a new shop with the perfect fabric!

  5. You’re right – it’s spot on!

  6. Ben Naga says:

    Isn’t serendipity a wonderful thing. πŸ™‚

  7. Sandra says:

    I love it! Perfect find.

  8. claire93 says:

    oh yes, brilliant background fabric!

  9. annjrippin says:

    You’re right – it is perfect.

  10. Your newest stars look great, and that background fabric? It’s fabulous!!!

  11. Linda Dutch says:

    What a great find, it’s the perfect background fabric for your stars!

  12. audrey says:

    Beautiful work!

  13. Kaja says:

    Looks great – but then black and white with the brights almost always does. Isn’t serendipity a wonderful thing?

  14. Stephie says:

    Is that Norwich, UK? My family live in north Norfolk, long time since I’ve been to Norwich – must schedule a trip next time I’m up there. Looks like there might be a good sewing shop to check out! Love your stars and the backing really sets them off. (I love the ‘wing it’ ethos, if you run out – good fun trying to find the right alternative).

  15. Janie says:

    That new fabric is just right, great contrast.

  16. Maureen says:

    Isn’t it great to find a new shop? Your stars look very nice!

  17. That black and white really makes the stars sing out! Good choice.

  18. They’re so lovely and bright! I hope I progress with my efforts to be able to sew such lovely pieces πŸ™‚

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