When making a quilt or table runner do you tend to have the background all one fabric, or a variety, and what about color, do you lean towards white and cream or do you like to switch it up and use a color?
In the past I always chose one fabric for the background, and it was generally white or light grey. During the past year have been forcing myself out of that box and have worked on changing up both the color and the number of fabrics I use in the background. I have learned that a scrappy background can add interest and uniqueness to a quilt in a way that a single fabric background cannot. Also sometimes the blocks resting on a color are just what the quilt needs to pop! If you are scared to try out different backgrounds a great place to work on it is a sampler quilt or Block of The Month. Art gallery also has a great variety of low volume prints perfect for those scrappy backgrounds. Esther is using them in her Inspiring Stitches Block Of The Month.
We just got a new line by Zen Chic in store that is perfect for scrappy backgrounds. It is called Modern Backgrounds Colorbox, and we have the porcelain colorway available. This line also includes a panel that makes a great cheater quilter. Just cut the desired length, quilt and bind it and ta-da one of the quickest baby quilts you have ever made!
Bingo in February starts on Thursday, if you cannot make it in store before then, send us an email or a private message on Facebook and we will reply with a photo of a bingo card for you. This game is only taking place on Facebook and you must follow our page, Chicken Feed Quilts, to get the Bingo number every day.
Today Esther met with our reps from Trend-tex, this was the fifth meeting since last Monday, but she had to get them all in before her vacation. All I can say about these meetings is that there will be no shortage of fabric in our store this summer! We have also received multiple shipping notifications again, so watch our Instagram for pictures of new fabrics.
Also on Thursday it is a new month, already, and so on Friday I will do a blog post about the new ruler special. I wanted to finish the project for today's post, but for some reason the boys in my house thought that having clean clothes and supper was more important than my sewing!This also means that there is only 1 day left to get the Stripology at 20% off.