Monday, October 27, 2008

Sold - Moroccan Beauty

Last week I was browsing the isles at a favorite fabric store and I came across this turquoise and brown printed fabric...

I fell in love with it immediately. It's a Moda fabric from their 'Fresh Air' line by Chez Moi. I think it's beautiful. I brought it home to meet the fabric-family feeling certain that there was another fabric on the shelf that would pair with it nicely. I actually found several that I loved with it. But as I was thinking about what to put with it to make my next Hang Up, I remembered another fabric that I had looked at several times the last couple of months. I liked the fabric and was tempted to buy it several times, but I could never find a complimentary fabric that didn't wash it out and make it look dull. That's when I thought of pairing these two fabrics together. I was at the fabric store at 10 am this morning eager to buy a yard of this beautiful fabric. To my delight the two fabrics did compliment each other beautifully! The following fabric is a Blank Quilting fabric from their Marrakesh collection ... just beautiful!

Well, here's the finished product. I just love these fabrics together. I've named this Hang Up "Moroccan Beauty." This tote has all the usual features. It measures approximately 14 1/2" x 12". Please feel free to email me at my email address on my sidebar with any questions you may have. This Hang Up sells for $45 -- which includes shipping to the continental U.S. and Canada. Please check out my sidebar to find out how my totes are constructed and how you can purchase one for yourself.

Tomorrow I plan on making another tote with the same Moda fabric on the bottom and another fabric on the top of the tote. It might be interesting to see how dissimilar the same fabric can look when paired with two different fabrics. I'm excited to see the results myself!