Bijoux In Progress

I have a little secret… I buy fabric without a plan ! ( gasp )

I was feeling kind of eccentric about it all and kind of silly. Especially so when I went into the local fabric shop to get some more material that I had bought on sale in January for a quilt back. It was all gone, of course and I could imagine I heard all the tsk-tsking going on. Just kidding, the ladies are really nice there, the tsking was coming from somewhere in my own head šŸ˜‰ I recently read of another woman that ‘plans’ her quilts the same way, when asked what she does if she runs out of fabric she replied, “then the quilt is done ! ” love that, I had to share !

Anyways, back to Bijoux…

I bought a bundle of 10 fq’s and some backing on sale quite sometime ago, without a plan. Since then I have come up with many different plans – none of which I wrote down. I recently came up with yet another plan and just cut into the fabric and started sewing – quick, before another plan was hatched.


I’m using the tube method of sewing the blocks together and will be making a ‘stacked coin’ column quilt. I sewed together a few of the stripsĀ just to get an idea of what it’s going to look like.


It’s a big block – about 16.5″ wide so the quilt should go together in a Ā snap !


I’m really pleased that I am finally getting around to using this fabric ! The colours are so rich and vibrant, perfect for working with on cold, grey winter days.

I’m linking up with Lee’s WIP hereĀ .

I’d love it if you took a moment to comment. The thingie is up near the date at the beginning of the post.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Dutch
    Feb 25, 2015 @ 20:41:03

    This is going to look great… I love that fabric range! I’ve used that white /little red flowers one a lot in different projects! Linda



  2. Carrie Ottmers Wikander
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 02:10:26

    Delicious fabrics!



  3. audrey
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 08:31:32

    That’s how I buy most all of my fabrics. Just because.:) Very fun to read this post!



  4. Freddie
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 14:23:24

    Buy with a plan? Interesting concept. I only buy dress fabric with a plan and sometimes that plan changes too. Love the fabrics you are using.



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