Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A New Project!















Here is a photo of a new project... all using "surprise" internet fabric.

OK, what is "surprise" internet fabric - well, something that I probably would not have purchase in person. But, now I have it, so I am going to use it, by golly!

First, the green spiral fabric is really super nice, just didn't match my Trip Around the World, ala Bonnie (www.quiltville.com). The original intent for this fabric was borders so I actually have a fair amount of it. Sometimes it is a good thing to have a fair amount of fabric on hand - it gives you options! And the neutrals - mostly fat quarters. I ordered a whole bunch of neutral fat quarters from Keepsake. They are nice, I just didn't realize how many were coming. And then I was looking at them and thinking... now what? I mean, they don't make my heart go pitter/patter like some prints do, but let's face it - you need neutrals! Add some darker Thimbleberries to the mix for contrast and a few odds and ends of other medium/light tans (at least 1 -maybe 2 or 3 "uglies" in that bunch for good measure) and 2 pinks for a bit of color.

I am actually very pleased that I was able to use so many fat quarters for this project for variety - my new favorite cut of fabric! I never bought fat quarters before because I never felt like they were a good value. But I have found that they are a wonderful way to add to your stash and they are soooo usable!!! Fabric can't be a good value if you don't use it, so I would rather spend a little extra up front and use it.

So, all cut and ready to go! I can't wait to show you what is up my sleeve - I think I am really going to love this pattern and fabric combination and already know exactly who the finished quilt is going to, which makes it even more fun for me. And no - it is NOT going to some fickle Little Boy we all know!
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12 comments:

Lucy said...

I see some very interesting farbic :c) .. I soem fabric that I have too in my stash ! special the pink . I love it

Dee said...

We are all on pins and needles. The suspense is going to be too much for us I am sure. Hope we don't have to wait too long to see your surprise.

Patti said...

Good for you! Can't wait to see what you do with this. It's so fun discovering the joy of fat quarters. They are especially great for scrap quilters. Way more variety for the same amount of money! And not so much fabric that you get tired of it before it's used.

Mary said...

Well now I'm anxious to see what blocks you're playing with now.

Jeanne said...

A lovely combination! Can't wait to see what develops :)

cher said...

love the tease...will be watching for further developments!

Inga Helene said...

A nice selection. I'm looking forward to seeing the result.

Inga

Carolyn said...

I hope you're sitting at your sewing machine right now and will be posting soon...I'm curious to see what these beautiful fabrics will become!

quiltpixie said...

You must be a mother to tease so openly and then not give the secret away! You'd think it was Christmas!! :-)

looking forward to seeing your creation.

Nancy said...

can't wait to see what you have in mind. And good for you for discovering FQs. I love them. Since I do mostly scrappy quilts I can get a much bigger variety of fabrics for my quilts with less money. And I'm not thouroughly sick of a fabric by the time I use up the smaller cut like I tend to be when I'm using yd or bigger pieces.

Gina Halladay said...

I rencently blogged about the stash ring and linked to your site. Check it out if you have a second. www.QuiltersBuzz.com

You do beautiful work.

JudyL said...

Oh . . the suspense! Can't wait to see what you make and hear who the recipient will be. You sound excited and that's great!

Judy L.