Friday, July 24, 2009

Little Bouquet Quilt Along

Outside in the backyard yesterday and I was lucky enough to see (and get a picture of!) this rainbow!
I am participating in the Little Bouquet Quilt Along hosted by Cherry House Quilts. This is going to be new for me because, duh, I am new to quilting and because I have never made an "art quilt". I don't know if I can get my machine to free-motion quilt or not...we will see.

These are the fabrics I purchased for the quilt. My stash is mostly large patterns with multi colorways so, you see, I really had to...needed to purchase more fabric. It just couldn't be done with the fabric I currently own. These are all fat quarters purchased from my new fave store...Stitcher's Garden in Franklin, TN. (Sorry no web site) But they boast over 8,000 bolts of fabric. The most designer fabric I have ever seen in one place (never been to Hancock's of Paducah in person) LOADS of fat quarters and misc. other sewing, quilting and crafting items. All of the fabric is cotton quilting fabric...which is not to say that it can't be used for many other applications. But you won't find knits, suiting, lining, home dec, costume or bridal fabric here. But OMG it is heaven! She carries most, but not all of my favorite designers and SO much more wonderful fabric. It is sensory overload. And the prices are mostly all around $9 a yard which is what I pay for designer fabric online. I have been to a few other specialty fabric stores and all of their designer fabric is $14-$15 a yard. Too rich for my wallet. You can't beat Hancock's of Paducah or eQuilter for their online sales...but this is my new, go-to fabric store.

These two blocks belong to Kim who is making a quilt for her son, Alex. Obviously Alex likes University of Alabama...not my favorite. We made these two blocks (Kim cut and I sewed) as samples. It's a simplistic version of Oh Fransson's hedgerow quilt. I love the look of squares within squares, even if it is done in crimson, gray, black and white.

1 comment:

  1. I do love your fabric selection; in fact I see a few pieces that I own myself. I'm so glad your are joining us on this little quilting journey!