Moda Chafarcani

Chafarcani… how does one even pronounce that? I’m not sure I care, but I want a bolt of all but the pink ones!

These are definitely my favorites. Probably by the time I might design a quilt around these fabrics, I won’t be able to find the ones I want.

I’m back to playing around with the Symphony fabrics. This morning I scanned them all into EQ8. The colors didn’t come through very well, so I’m not finding it very helpful visually.

I started playing around with the pineapple block, but I keep going back to the Cleopatra Fan block. Did you know in EQ8 when you want to see the fabric yardage, you can select a box for Fat Quarters only? Very helpful! I will need 21 of them.

These colors are way off, and the only way I’ll have enough of the Symphony fabrics from my fat quarters is to make each fan scrappy.

This is a complicated block with lots of curved piecing, so I think I’m going to heavily starch all of the fabrics by dunking them into liquid starch and air drying them.

I did end up ordering some black fabric. I wasn’t really happy with the selection in my stash with this fabrics.

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Lani

    Oh, that’s a cool block. I love what you designed and can’t wait to see it as you piece it!

    1. tinksquared

      Hopefully I won’t pull my hair out with all those curved seams!

  2. Diane Obernesser

    CJ, Have you tried to download the fabrics from the manufacturer? I have done that in the past & you might get a better look than scanning.

    1. tinksquared

      Yes, I always download any line now that I think I might want to use. Symphony is from some years back, and I didn’t use to download them. It’s long since gone, so can’t get it now.

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