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 . . .