These will make the background for the quilt. I'm thinking color wheel-ish, with the embroidered circles in the center.
The fabric for the embroidery is a soft grey/white-ish color called Parchment from Connecting Threads. It also came in the mail today but there is an unfortunate defect in the dye of the fabric, so I'll have to see about sending it back and getting it replaced.
Now that I've made my purchase, I'm back on a crafty purchase ban until March, at which point I'll probably pick up the fabric and thread for the otter. I think this is a good system - preventing impulse buys by forcing myself to wait a month in between purchases and planning ahead for what I want or need. Last year I attempted to do Stitch from Stash but I always found excuses to break the $25 barrier. "Oh, but I can't finish this quilt without buying backing material." "It's batting, it doesn't really count." The version I'm currently working with seems to be running much smoother. It's a just flat out NOPE.
I will admit its not easy, especially when I have a rough day at work - you know those days where nothing goes right and you spend all your time compensating for mistakes made? I was soooooo tempted to run to JoAnns for a little Retail Therapy, but I made it home first and was delighted to find my fabric waiting for me.