I am so impressed by Art Gallery fabrics! There is a certain feel and softness to their fabrics. I am a huge fan of Moda and Riley Blake, but Art Gallery is definitely gaining ground in my stash.
I purchased this line of fabric from one of Fat Quarter Shop’s flash sales. I believe the fabric was less than $5.50 a yard. I was patient and waited for the sale.
I had been eyeing this fabric up for some time. I like to buy fabric – there is no doubt about that! However, I don’t like paying full price! Since I have started quilting, I have noticed that full price fabric has increased about $3 a yard. That adds up quickly, especially for backings. If there is a fabric I really want, I stalk sales. Plus I have faith that I will be able to find almost any fabric that I want. Julie referred to me as a fabric bloodhound earlier this week. It is a bit true!
I cut the fabric back in November for the Fall Quilt Retreat. Since then, I haven’t made any progress. It was a bit of a challenge making sure the beehives and deer were facing upright. I know, this is an issue for very few quilters… I have been made fun of for this quirk.
With an empty design wall, this quilt has space for completing the layout. Once, the rows are figured out – it shouldn’t take much time to sew the rows and quilt together. I placed them in the order that the fabrics came in the fat quarter bundle. Thankfully I was organized – my fabrics swatches were glued onto the back of the pattern so I could keep the order correct.
The pattern is Wiley Way by Sassafras Lane Designs. Wiley Way has great instructions on how to cut the trapezoids. I only made one error, the bottom left piece is backwards. I was impressed considering that this was cut month ago and I may or may not have been functioning at full mental capacity! I flipped once piece. Luckily that fabric matches the backing and I was able to snip a section off to replace that piece.
This means that there is progress on my APQ UFO Resolution #18! APQ’s UFO Challenge 2015 pg 2
The backing is all ready to go too! I did that 2 weeks ago, when I was in a groove. Binding was made earlier this month.
I am hoping that this will be a quick sew once everything is laid out. Linking up with Lee’s Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday!