Well, I headed to Fabric Street today (yeay! Pay day!). I went with the idea in mind of getting six solid colors and 6 patterns to make the pieces out of, but I was blown away by the number of prints they had! The store I went to is called Tomato and it has an entire floor of pre-cut fabric laid out very conveniently by it's relative color. I was thrown for a bit of a loop. I was kind of hoping that a magic fairy would come along and show me which fabrics to buy.
After looking around for around an hour in awe of all the wonderful fabrics and switching my palette two or three times, I struck the proverbial goldmine. Thanks to Atelier and Akiko by Lecien I found the most beautiful rich hued polka dot fabric. I took each of the 7 (remember, I only needed 6) and then headed to the solids wagon. I found a stunning, slightly tie-dyed fabric to match each of the 7. I really couldn't decide on the 6th color so I took them all.
Once I got them back to the office and had a real look at them, I decided that the bright orange kind of threw off the feel, so I axed it. It's a gorgeous color and halloween is just around the corner, so I will probably make a bib necklace or a hair tie with it.
I am very excited with the color and ever more excited to start cutting it up. I have decided NOT to pre-wash the fabric as it looks to be fraying a lot already and I don't want to end up with a washing machine full of threads (albeit gorgeously colored threads!), and it doesn't seem to be bleeding. I took a piece of advice from a forum that I was reading and took a q-tip and dipped it in hot water and rubbed it on the fabric. Even the dark blue seemed ok.
Ready to quilt!