Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I really should be doing something else, but...........

.........I think I'm going to play with fabric instead! Just look at this gorgeous fabric my sweet guy bought for me for Christmas!

Nevermind that I've had it for several months already, it was a Christmas gift and I promised myself I would wait until after Christmas before cutting it all up! :)

Isn't it pretty? These are pre-cuts from Moda fabrics--the niftiest idea to hit the quilting world since rotary cutters! I have a layer cake (one 10" square of each fabric in the line) and a jelly roll (one 2.5" strip of each fabric in the line). This fabric is from Fig Tree Quilts by Joanna Figueroa and the line is called Patisserie.

This is the quilt I will be making with all this yummy fabric! It's called "French Kiss".

Except my quilt will be modified to be queen sized for my bed. And it will have an S in the middle instead of the F. Dreamy, huh?

If you are a quilter and you are not familiar with Joanna's fabrics, you must go look at her website! Ahh, she speaks my quilt language! I have hardly found a fabric she has designed that didn't make me swoon. Yes, I swoon people. Over fabric. I never promised you I was normal, now did I??? My fellow quilter's will understand me.

You can also find her patterns and fabrics at my favorite quilt shop, the Fat Quarter Shop. This shop is one of the few I've found that carries what seems like every new line Moda comes out with! And, they are in Texas, so my shipping is always very quick!

And just in case you haven't gotten your fill of fabric pictures yet, here's the next quilt on my agenda........

It's called "Posies a la Mode" and features Mill House Inn fabric by Fig Tree, of course!

And I would LOVE to make this wall hanging, but haven't figured out where I can put it, yet. Maybe my daughter's room needs a Fig Tree makeover........... :)

Maybe I'd better go throw a load of laundry in and empty the dishwasher before I get started. Then it won't look like I played ALL day, anyway.

So, do you quilt? Do you have any new projects you're just itching to get to? Are YOU playing today instead of doing something you should be doing???


Matt said...

Its going to bea great January at this rate! Your starting into a new quilt always brings warmth & fun to the house :D

Cottage lover said...

Aww, aren't you sweet! Yes, a new quilt brings lots of fun.......and clutter to the kitchen, but hey! Won't we look great snuggled under our new quilt? Not that anyone will see, but.............

Susie Kay said...

Hey sounds fun, cant wait to see it finished! Oh and take a picture of it too :)