Moda is my true favorite. I like many different types of fabric, and use many different manufactures, but I always go back to Moda.
This is Portobello Market by 3 Sisters, for Moda. I've been saving it for awhile now. The dark red piece arrived in the mail today but it is by French General.. I think it was the exact color this group needed to set it apart.. I'm still working on the perfect pattern for these beautiful fabrics. I also received a small cut of the cutest whimsical paper doll print by Windham. There was only 1/2 yard available, and I'm thinking the scraps from the Portobello Market quilt will be saved to use with this print to make a Christmas table runner or tree skirt.
I do like these cute paper doll prints, and have a hard time resisting them. Recently I saw a listing on ebay for some vintage Daisy Kingdom paper doll fabric and it was listed for $16 for a fat quarter! Unreal! This seller had all the pastel colors and they were as cute as ever. I was a bit tempted, as I had used mine years ago for little girl dresses. I thought to myself, "just one, for memories sake" -- to put into a quilt for that now grown little girl. I resisted, as hard as it was. I don't need to stock up on unnecessary paper doll fabric at that price. Besides, I think my sister still has some in her stash!
I made this small 9 patch awhile back and quilted it diagonally. But, I was never happy with it. The white spaces looked empty. This morning I woke up with an idea to add some fancy stitches with contrasting thread in those spaces. So... I did. I'm still not sure about it, but it's done. I'll get the binding on it, wash it up and see how it looks with the soft crinkles that a freshly washed quilt has.