I am not a joiner.
Never have been.
I think it's part of that "Not belonging to any club that would have me as a member" thing.
So why has my sewing cave been infested with these Gnomes?
I am not a joiner.
I like Heather Ross as much as the next person, but I haven't collected every scrap she's ever made.
Like some people.
You know who you are.
But I did have a religious experience when I walked past my first bolt of Heather Ross Goldfish.
Ask my friend Jennifer. She can tell you.
The first thing I noticed was how incredibly soft it was. My hand brushed against it and I stopped in my tracks.
Then I saw the goldfish.
You know what I'm talking about.
That has to be the cutest fabric ever made.
The names! Oh the names of the fish.
I was in love.
But that hideous creature raised it's head.
"What would you DO with it?"
Do with it?
What WOULD I do with it?
So I didn't buy it.
Didn't buy yards and yards of it when I had the chance.
When it was sitting right in front of me.
I bought one fat quarter.
One small square of the cutest fabric ever.
You can still find if it you want.
This one sells for $39 a yard.
Hey, I'm not knocking it.
I might give in and buy it someday.
But what I DID buy, was some little Gnomies from this lovely seller.
And I think I'll be back for some others.
So little Gnomies,
surrounded by a ring of white, and then a ring of sumpin else.
Then more white, and more sumpin else.
It's not original. Not particularly complex. But hopefully it's cute!
I have to tell you, it was so much fun picking out fabric for this! I've sort of become lazy and relied on the pre-cuts. It's a no-brainer when the whole fabric line is laid out in front of you.
But it was a kick picking out all random fabrics for these little guys.
I wanted green and red, those are the obvious choices, but then it screams CHRISTMAS!
Hmm... I like Christmas, but I didn't want it to be a Christmas quilt.
Ok, I just wanted to say "Per se".
So what to do? Add some blue from his little shirt, and some black for ZING! from his little boots.
I think the black is going to make the quilt.
By the way, does this drive anyone else insane?
When you've only got a half yard, or less, it gives me such a tick in my eye when it's this far off grain.
THAT'S ALL! That's all I gotta say about that.
Now back to those Gnomes.