A closeup of the channel quilting reveals how it sets off the angularity of the quilt pattern itself. The blockiness is very masonry and bricklike.
The lighter colors are to the left and the darker ones on the other side of the roll to the right. I love that they are a two-color combination of crisp white and only one other color and that the hue variation occurs among the strips. Blueberry Park fabrics are a white overprinted on Kona solids. These prints may become another one of my "reads like a solid" options and I will treat them as I do my polka dot collection.
The store was sold out of their custom assembled jelly rolls in blue tones otherwise I might have sprung for that one also. I passed on the roll of golds and olives. The palette for the entire Blueberry Park line contains greys, blacks, browns, and beiges. I am glad there was this down select option that omitted the more neutral tones.
Each bowl or bag uses only part of a roll of double sided fusible webbing called Bosal Duet-Fuse.
I thought making a bowl or bag would be fun. I would use a bowl to corral small items in my sewing room, or perhaps remotes, etc in the TV room. It is a small project and a new learning medium and technique. It would also be a diversion from a large quilt undertaking. I do not necessarily plan to make a bowl or bag out of the Blueberry Park strips I just bought; but I have a fairly generous supply of jelly rolls to practice with already home in my stash.
So, I did not buy a ton of fabric and I did not buy any kits! So far, I am holding on strong to my "no more than two kit purchases in 2016" resolution. Even though my daughter had to be at work while I was at the quilt shop 😞, I showed her my purchases in person 👍. Nevertheless, I am keeping the tradition of blogging about what I bought.
Oh, and by the way, here is the grandson who turned one during this visit to Oklahoma. His new Little Tikes Cozy Truck was a first birthday present. Isaiah is definitely a climber!