Now that I am hosting the How Does Your Garden Grow Sew Along, I decided to use the fabrics I had upstairs, originally bought to make a handbag for my niece. Not to worry, she will still get her bag but I thought how cool would it be to grow a hippy style kind of garden! The fabrics are PEACE by Michael Miller that I purchased from the Fat Quarter Shop last year!
I only had a fat quarter pack of the fabrics so I went online to the Fat Quarter Shop hoping to find more and sure enough they still had the ones I wanted to use for my background and the flowers.... And while I was there I spied another line that had the peace symbols on it as well and found just the perfect fabric for my backing...Peace, Love and Happiness Cocoa Birdsong by Michael Miller!!
When I was in high school my friend Donna and I painted some Fight Fat t-shirts and painted peace signs on them too....just having fun! Using these fabrics brings back memories of those simpler times..times when life wasn't so fast and hectic. And sewing these flowers by hand gives me that sense of calm that those days gave me. I cannot wait for this quilt to be finished and hanging in my studio to share with my customers and friends as they come and go!
Why do I buy from the Fat Quarter Shop so much? Well, they are top of the line to deal with and I love to deal with someone who gives you fast, courteous service! They are always giving back to the quilting community and always pleasant to speak with on the phone! And I always give them a 5 STAR rating for how they package my fabric!
Here you go... A great shot of what was in my package... Just look at that yummy backing fabric!!
What are you waiting for?? Head on over to the Fat Quarter Shop and see what you can't live without!!