My first mistake.
Unfortunately I had been searching through Flickr for inspiration and came across a photo of a project made in Authentic by Sweetwater. That got me thinking, that I could make some lovely things if I could get my hands on a bit of Authentic. The search began. Sadly, I was a bit behind the times, and pretty much everywhere had well and truly sold out. I was beginning to despair of ever finding any Authentic until I found this website. Go on click on it and note where it says under the name, The Home of Jelly Roll Heaven......oh no........ not jelly rolls.
Lo and behold, Linda had some Authentic in stock, no charm squares or layer cakes left, but yes, she still had jelly rolls. That was it, if I wanted to purchase some Authentic I had to have a jelly roll. I wanted that Authentic real bad, I was going to buy a jelly roll, I had to buy a jelly roll.
My second mistake.
Now as it happens, even though The Fabric Patch is an online store, the warehouse is only 20 mins from where I live. So I rang to double check that there was still a jelly roll in existence, yes there was, and then I asked if it was ok to go there to pick it up rather than have it sent out. So off I went to pick up
drum roll here, ta dah,
the very lovely Linda also had an Authentic Layer Cake hidden away. She took pity on me and let me buy that as well.
At least I only bought one jelly roll, I resisted the urge to buy any others, and boy there were a lot to choose from. Now to add my newly purchased pre-cuts to my stash and add to my very very very long list of projects to start.
In the meantime,
Almost finished, I just have to finish the final round of the border and sew in a couple of ends.