Finally, I have chosen the fabrics to finish my A Tisket A Tasket 2009 BOM from Bunny Hill. I did all my baskets in various red fabrics and have been searching for the perfect accessories for ages. I went to every quilt shop in the area, scoured the online stores, and stopped in a dozen times at Fabricland to see if they had anything new and good.
I have to say, you US quilters have it easy. There is no LQS in my area that sells Moda fabrics, although things are starting to look up in that respect. Fabrics at quilt shops are also very very expensive, as much as $30.00/metre. I am not kidding! Even at the plain ol' fabric store, they charge up to $22.00/metre. Crazy!
So, I went online and ordered from the Fat Quarter Shop. $8.55 and $9.00/yard for these fabrics. Even with shipping at over $11.00, it was still cheaper.
Sad, when you think about it. I would expect to have to do this if I were still living in the boonies way up north with the nearest city a 5-hour drive away. But I live in the city now. I should have access to all the good things in life.
Oh well... enough complaining. Time for show and tell!
This is Gallery Red Small Paisley and will be used for the outer border and the posts (next to the sashing).