Thursday, August 15, 2019

Seeing Stars Sew Along...Choosing Fabrics

When I announced the Seeing Stars Sew Along, I had no idea what fabrics I would use to make my own version. I always lean toward scrappy. (no surprise there!) I just really didn't know what I wanted to choose color wise. I wasn't even sure what size to make.

Since most of my quilts travel with me to guilds and groups across the country, I needed to keep it 'travel size' so that eliminated the King Size version I made from last year's sew along. LOL

Throw size would give me enough to make it scrappy but not too large to pack in a suitcase. So I went to my sewing room and took a peek...

I like this text fabric that I have a few yards of, it would make a nice background. And there's this layer cake of grunge fabric that I've been wanting to use. Hmm.

And I love this black and gray and white bundle that's been sitting on my shelf for a while now.

I have several Allison Glass bundles, this one looks great with the background fat quarters!

This giant bundle of Cotton & Steel came home with me from QuiltCon earlier this year. Yum!

And I recently scooped up this rainbow bundle of prints at the local shop. I love the architectural/formula/math equation sort of feel it has.

Oh heck, there's lots more bundles on the shelf, but if you know me at all, you know I have a TERRIBLE time trying to sew from just one line of fabric. It feels too forced to me somehow.

So I went back to my original thought of the text background and the grunge layer cake, but I added another red floral (2yards) and some tone-on-tone fat quarters that will set the color scheme and coordinate nicely with the yardage.

This group of fabric just feels like my comfort zone. Interesting prints, text and grunge all in warm rich colors. It might not be as bright as I've been working with lately, but it feels cozy to me.

What fabrics are you choosing for your Seeing Stars Sew Along? Share on social media with  #seeingstarssewalong and #butterflythreadsquilting so we can all see the fun options! I can't wait to see the variety!

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. Love seeing all your bundles.

  2. I’m really looking forward to it! Just need to decide which fabric to use.

  3. You have some terrific choices! I do think the grunge and text will make it interesting,

  4. love your fabrics choice! I would show mine in a few days!

  5. I just posted mine on IG a while ago! Getting excited to start this sew along.


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