The Sunflower Fabrics
After I draw up my pattern I go select my fabrics and when they are in my hands I start to get very excited about the quilt. This one is titled, "Home Away From Home". The meaning of that will become clearer once you see the design. The digital "sketch" is done and now I'll make my pattern. I get my patterns printed out full size at the copy shop. This one is 52" square. I hadn't planned on fabric shopping today but it was very nice out and I just found myself at the Quilter's Attic. I had only looked one other place for the blue I needed and was very lucky to find it today. Finding a fabric to represent sky is always hard for me. The last time I went with a hand dyed, but was lucky to find this commercial print that will work out just fine. I hadn't given the back of the quilt much though till today. While the fabric was being cut I was looking at my sketch and thought I don't want just a plain back, and came up with an idea. (backing fabric is the yellow/gold)
So now I'll get to planning and cutting.
Wish I could say I was good today and only bought the fabrics for the sunflower quilt, but oh no - I got several other fabrics too. Saw a Christmas Quilt on display in the shop that was just too cute and it had a weakness of mine on it...reindeers. So as my friend Paula always says "it shall be mine", and of course you have to have several of the companion fabrics...you know how it is.
Isn't this just too cute! I'm thrilled with it, silly me and my reindeers.
The fabric is a design of Sandy Gervais from Moda. There was one of
the fabrics from this family that they didn't have and I will seek it out.
It's all these swirls with the cute tree ornaments on it. Must have it too.
It will be hard to put this away and not work on it now.
I guess I can work on them both -
Oh almost forgot I'll draw a name for the giveaway Thursday Morning.