Monday, September 19, 2011

Playing favourites...

Favourite strawberry fabric
Over the weekend I read a post on Mary's blog Molly Flanders   about her favourite all time fabrics. You know the ones that you hate to do without but know that one day they will go out of stock. Well I thought I would never be able to choose just one or two favourite fabrics because I have many and I keep adding to my list of favourites when new fabrics arrive in my stash. But then I remembered this strawberry print that I absolutely adore! I bought this print 'years' ago to make up into a twirly skirt for my now 14 year old daughter who I think was about 4 years at the time. So it's certainly no designer print that's for sure but I love it all the same. You can see I only have a scrap of it left now and also that the original skirt underneath is a little faded but it was a well worn skirt by both my girls and I can't bare to throw it away or pass it on to another family.

Favourite strawberry fabric
I have though used the scraps well by adding them to various blocks in Caitlin's quilt like this applique heart....
Scrappy hearts
.....and these scrappy hearts......
Scrappy flying geese block
and little bits in these scrappy flying geese. So even when I do run out I will still have some to remember, along with that faded twirly skirt.
So do you have a favourite fabric that you never tire of?? Please do share then go on over to Susan's blog Patchwork and Play and link up so we can all see your favourites!

6 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh that strawberry fabric is wonderful!! I can absolutely see why you love it so much! The berries against the blue background and the texture of the fabric are just perfect! Thanks for coming to our linky party! It was fun seeing everyone's favourite fabrics and how we use them!

Once Upon a Time in the North said...

Just popped over to say 'HI'

I adore that strawberry print and yes I have many pieces of fabric that I cannot live without.

Jan said...

Love your strawberry fabric. I also love my fabric with that fruit on it, in fact I haven't been able to cut into it yet.

Michele Pacey said...

That fabric is so pretty and I love the story behind it, Catherine!

Kerry said...

I love how you have kept using bits of that lovely strawberry print!

Karen said...

I love a good strawberry fabric. One on the first fabrics I bought was a gorgeous blue print with small white flowers & red strawberries. It was definitely non-designer. I think its great you have bits of the special fabric in your quilts. I wouldn't be able to part with the skirt either.

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