I just learned that one of my cousin’s daughters, Rachel, is a fabric designer for Moda. Her business is “Basic Grey”. (Technically Rachel would be my “first cousin once removed”.)
How could I not know this? After all, I talk with her mom, aunts and grandma -- all quilters! -- every summer at our family reunion. In my defense, I did know that Rachel designed wonderful scrapbooking papers and supplies. I just didn’t know that she is just about to release her eighth fabric collection with Moda.
Being the fabric “collector” that I am, I realized that I have two charm packs fabric from a Basic Grey collection called “Blush” that was released about a year ago. I had also purchased some chocolatey-brown fabric with aqua, pink, yellow and red dots from the “Blush” collection to be the backing for Emrie’s baby quilt (being quilted at last) and have about a half yard left over.
I did a quick online search and picked up a little bit of yardage (on sale) of two more fabrics from the line, the pink one below to use as a background and the brown stylized flowers to use as backing.
So, between the charm packs, leftover backing fabric, and the two new purchases, I will have a great “kit” for a future quilt. I just need to figure out just the right pattern to make good use of these beautiful fabrics. I have loved this collection since I first saw it – just didn’t know that the designer is part of my extended family.
I just checked out Basic Grey’s new fabric collection, called “Max and Whiskers”, being released this month. It’s equally wonderful.
Any suggestions as to the best quilt pattern to use with these luscious "Blush" fabrics?