Egg-stra, egg-stra, read all about it! Yes, that's just plain silly, I know, but it's late at night and I've been playing with my eggs. Hummmm. I think that sounds wrong, doesn't it? Well, you know what I mean. Much of the fabric I've used so far is from the Sunkissed line by Sweetwater--it came out a couple years back and I had a bunch of it for a quilt-along that was really a quilt-a-short, because after I made about three blocks, I decided it wasn't something I wanted to keep going on.
Anyway, it's perfect fabric for spring and eggs, and as I said, I was playing around with it tonight. I'd appliqued all four of the large eggs onto Sunkissed background fabric and then I auditioned some setting triangles. They're too dark, though, aren't they? Well, the problem with all this Sunkissed fabric I have is that I started out with a fat eighth bundle and added some larger pieces, but unfortunately, none of my larger pieces are any of the three colorways of the fabric I used for the egg background. And that means I don't have enough of it, so I ordered more of the green I used there in the center square. Of course, it probably won't arrive until Monday or Tuesday, but I'll keep playing--I still need some kind of applique for the center and I have some other applique ideas I'd like to prep for the setting triangles anyway.
I also prepped all four small eggs--the edges are starched under and I just need to decide what background to place them on. Originally I thought they might go into the setting triangles but they're too large, so now I'm thinking about making them into a runner of their own. Of course, this gives me more playtime options while I'm waiting for that Sunkissed fabric to arrive.
And speaking of the arrival of fabric, here's where the title of this post comes from. Remember the quilt show I attended last weekend? Out of all the beautiful quilts and all the goods the vendors had on display, you know what really caught and held my attention? The fabric used in an apron one of the white glove ladies was wearing! Sheesh!
And yes, I had to stop her and ask. No, she didn't know what the fabric was, exactly; she just knew that she'd liked it so much, she bought something like five yards.
When I got home, I did a little online sleuthing and came up with the fabric, more or less--I just never was able to find it in the same colorway as the apron, which had a red background. But essentially it's that white fabric in the center:
You know I love my Starbuck's, right? So cups of coffee, espresso, and cappucino are perfect! And it's even better if it has red, black, and white, and polka dots too! The panel on the right is a different line, but the two pieces on the left are from Lloyds + Barton for Timeless Treasures and the date is 2007. I found it online at Tymber Creek Fabrics, and if you click on the name, it will take you to the fabric--just in case you're smitten too. The panel is from a line called All About Coffee for Exclusively Quilters and I found it at Fort Worth Fabric Studio. I have no idea what I'll make from these fabrics, but I hope to get around to it before too long--they look so fun!
When I post again Saturday night, I'll show you where I am with my eggs, if I've made any progress. Somehow, I suspect it's going to be EGG-CELENT eventually!