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I'm a bit stumped here.
When I went to the superhero party a few weeks ago we stopped off at Ikea on the way home. I was hoping to find Britten Nummer in stock. I bought 5 yards in June and at the time they had a bolt and a half. Kicking myself for not buying a lot more!
No luck, they were picked clean but I did spy an unwrapped bundle of a black and white simple leaf print. It didn't look familiar but I liked it and thought it would be a decent substitution for Britten Nummer in some applications. I cut off five yards and then checked the book for the data to fill out my price card. No luck again, it wasn't in the book. I couldn't find a shelf price either.
The fabric has the weight and feel of their $4.99 pieces so I figured that was the price. I copied data off the bolt wrap sticker on my price card and away I went. Hubby was thrilled as we didn't even go to the top floor and I picked up my other choices on the fly as we headed to checkout. Fastest Ikea trip ever!!!
This was a Saturday so the lines were long but ours was moving pretty peppy...until it was our turn.
Have you ever had a price check call at Ikea? I could see the people behind us deflate. My fabric wasn't in the computer or her book either. She called it in and got the expected $4.99 price. I gave a thumbs up to the crowd behind us, some cheers rang out and away we went.
I've done some research since and I can't find this print anywhere. Not on Ikea or Google Images. I am stumped.
Want to see the mystery fabric?
Nothing earth shattering, just simple swaying leaves in a clear black and white instead of the charcoal of Britten Nummer. The label on the bag said it is Natiljus and the designer is Paulin Machado.
I've searched the selvage data and I am totally stumped. Ikea has a mattress that shares the Natiljus name and Paulin has a simple fleece throw in a different print. Has anyone out there ever seen this fabric? I'd love to hear so feel free to share and ask around. It has a recent date and I'm wondering if it may be Ikea's attempt to offer another basic design to appeal to the Britten Nummer fans.
Moving on to the progress of the Wedding quilt.
My original plan was to mix some Lark yardage with Britten Nummer for the back. I changed my mind when I saw the mystery fabric since it has a more mature feel. I'm saving my tiny stash of BN for kid projects.
So yesterday I cut into it and finished the Wedding Quilt back. I like the movement.
The front and back are layered without batting in this photo and you can see the leaves peeking out through the Kona Snow.
This baby is ready to load on the frame but I'm not ready to quilt it on the frame yet.
I have decided to put the partially quilted Sale Table quilt on the frame first. I can't find any instructions on how to load a basted quilt on a frame but I know how I will do it and I am confident it will work out fine.
Next I plan to do a row-by-row sample of designs on my remaining Hancock's Heather Ross yardage. If that goes well I will tackle the Wedding Quilt. If not, I will get another practice project.
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I'm getting it out there today so that I can figure out this mystery!
So, will you help me...if you know anything about the Ikea fabric please leave a comment or email. Thanks