Most of the quilting demographic might not know R&B princess, Ciara, but she's had a few major hits along the way. This was a pretty major jam for her (and me!) a few years back. I woke up with this song in my head, and it seemed kind of fabric appropriate, so I thought I'd lay it down here.
I bet you want the goodies
Bet you thought about it
Got you all hot and bothered
Mad cause I talk around it
Looking for the goodies
Keep on looking' cuz they stay in the jar
Oh-oh Oh-oh Oh-oh Oh-oh
I doubt Ciara is talking about her fabric stash, but maybe she is keeping her scraps in a jar?
Annnywho, I had mine own goodies arrive in the mail this week! This is yardage of Art Gallery's Minimalista which I'm using for my Mood Ring quilt back (Giveaway still open!) You may have seen on Instagram (molli_sparkles) that I tried out glue basting for the first time in an effort to join a 70" seam across the back. I was not even about to have these geometric lines going all mis-matched on me! Let me tell you, it worked like Naomi Campbell on a catwalk!
I also received yardage of Tula Pink's Saltwater which I'm using for my Echo quilt back. Now, I have a rather large bone to pick about this fabric. First, for being in the stripe family, it's hella cool. However, the vertical repeat is at about 30" across the width of fabric. So? This means you can't join two runs of yardage together side by side to create an invisible seam, unless you wanted to forfeit 15" of fabric from each run. Not impressed! I've done it anyway, and while it is not perfect, it's just gonna have to do!