Can I just say how much I love Gareth being in preschool and how it gives me three hours in the afternoon most days of the week to do whatever I want? Today is a gorgeous day here: the sun is shining, birds are chirping outside my house and it's warm. In theory, I could have walked Gareth to preschool and then continued on to the quilt shop from there, but I'm glad I didn't, especially since it didn't take me anywhere near three hours to select my fabrics. I wasn't looking at my dark and medium tones while pulling out bolts, but when I put them all together after I was done collecting I'd done quite a good job. I discarded a couple and with the help of an employee added another one and I was good to go!
So there's the last of the fabric for the quilt. Except for the backing and binding of course. I'm really interesting to see how this turns out once I cut everything into 7/8" strips. For instance, that grey on the top left will have some strips that are just grey, others that throw in some red and white. Cutting everything so small will mean the quilt will potentially look like it has more variety of colors/fabrics than it really does. Time to start cutting the dark strips and get this fabric washed!