Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Favorite Things!

Hello!  :)

I want to share some fabrics I treated myself to a little while ago from The Quilting Bug.


The Pam Kitty Morning Collection by Lakehouse. (At least some of it that is.) I love this collection! It's so bright, soft, inspiring, etc., etc., etc. I purchased it with a specific project in mind but also had to get the kitty panel.


I love kitties! The panel won't work for my project but I'm hoping to have some fabric leftover and will make something with it at that time. And who knows . . . if I don't have enough left I can always get more.  :)

The project I will be using this for is from Hatched and Patched's "Some Kind of Wonderful" book by Anni Downs . . .


"My Favorite Things" is the quilt I'll be making from the book.


I'm doing this through part of a stitch-a-long at www.stitch-a-long.blogspot.com. I discovered it months ago and am now officially part of the stitch-a-long. I'm already behind as it started in December. It took me a while to decide on which fabrics to use. Then I found Pam Kitty Morning and knew I just had to use it.

Here's a closer look at the fabrics I'll be using . . .


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Aren't they awesome! Believe it or not there are actually more prints in this collection. I wish I could have gotten all of them but I had to leave some out. :(  I got so many because I wanted to make sure I had a really good variety from which to choose for this quilt.  :)

For the center applique/stitchery blocks I'm using Kona white. I always use a light fusible batting on the back of these blocks to provide stability for the stitching and to hide the ends, etc. Here they are all cut, marked and ready to go . . . 


So far I've got the appliques done on the first row of blocks. Here they are . . . 


The pattern called for needle-turn applique but I'm going to do a blanket-stitch applique instead. I love the look of it. I'm using DMC perle cotton for the stitching. Here are the threads I choose to use . . . 


I'm hoping to begin stitching these blocks tomorrow. This weekend I'm hoping to get the rest of the applique/stitching blocks ready and then I'll cut all the blocks and strips for the rest of the quilt. I wanted to wait and cut the rest until I see what fabric I'll use on the applique/stitching blocks to make sure the colors blend well and there's a cohesiveness to the quilt. Does that make sense? I hope so!   :)

Until next time . . .


13 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh these blocks are looking great........love the fabric......

Connie said...

This is going to be so beautiful!

Sallie said...

Love those fabrics!

Denise said...

Cant wait to see the final quilt! Love those kitties too.

Linda said...

Your fabric choices are wonderful! They make me feel happy just seeing them! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Anonymous said...

Delightful project and you ahave chosen beautiful fabric, just right! I admire your taste and order. Lots of lovely work ahead and enjoyment too!
toni-anne:) weftandwarp(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

This is going to be a seriously beautiful quilt!! I love that fabric line...

Karen said...

I love pretty much anything by Lakehouse! Such fun fabrics! Your quilts are always gorgeous and I can't wait to see this one as it progresses! I have fabric envy right now.....I'll admit it :)

KOcanQuilt said...

Love all of this. The fabric, the kitties, the pattern! I am excited to watch this as you go along. P.S. Congrats on winning a Traveling Stash!

Joanie's Quilts said...

What a sweet and fun quilt. Love the colors.

Richard Healey said...

Those kittens are cute love the little dresses on them.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
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KatieQ said...

Great choice of fabrics. I love the blocks you have already finished.

happeningswithLana said...

LOVE the fabr.ic by Lakehouse