February 21, 2011

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This...

I thought you might like to see the next assortment of fabrics I'm going to play with. They're going to become quilts for the Flying Cloud. One quilt - the one for me - will be more flowery, and the other will be more masculine for Handsome. They'll cover us on chilly evenings as we slumber in our new coach.
This fabric will be made into pillowcases. It's appropriately called "On The Road" by Dan Morris for Robert Kaufman. It will make wonderful cases as it's extremely soft. I'll also use it for accents on the quilts.
This fabric will be featured prominently in my quilt. It's called "Silence Beauty" (I know, it's not a title befitting me, is it?). It's manufactured by Quilt Gate. This floral will be beautiful with all the birch wood in the coach, and I love the soft colors.

So, I'm going to make two nearly-twin size quilts. They'll be perfect for naps or full-fledged sleeping. I have a slot open with Kathy to have them machine quilted on March 8th. Tick. Tock. Here we go again. Off to the races!

I hope you have a great day planned. The weather here is perfect and my view from the studio is peaceful and serene even as I'm cutting fabrics and whirring away at the sewing machine. I promise I'll show you photo updates, but I can assure you that Prissy is really earning her keep these days.

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nancy huggins said...

Very nice fabric Donna..I made a raggy quilt for our bed last month but I have to take to the laundromat to put through washer and dryer (to big for my machines) Plus the other 6 I have almost finished. I will be posting them in my blog when they are all finished :)

Patty C. said...

Beautiful fabric - Enjoy :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Donna! As you know, I am across the pond from you,:) but I thought you might like to have a look-see this Friday. I belong to a really nice and friendly craft forum. Some ladies have blogs ( not all) anyway some of us are having a blog hop, it is only over the weekend. There will be giveaways, tutorials, helpful hints, etc. Anyone who joins our blog will go in a draw for a really nice prize. and there will be individual prizes out on the blogs for just visiting and saying HI! I am really excited about this as I am quite new to the blogging world. Pop over and have a look! sandy. :)

Jeannie B. said...

I think the fabric is lovely and will enjoy seeing you make it into a quilt.

Suzann said...

Oh my !!
These fabrics are perfection. I'm kinda blown away by them. I can't wait to see this quilt!!!

Sandi said...

Lovely, dreamy mix of fabrics..looking forward to seeing your creation...

Sherri said...

Hi Donna! Love those new fabrics! Can't wait to see the new quilts from these!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Your fabric is lovely! I just finished a twin size bed quilt and yesterday I went to my favorite quilt store and purchased enough fabric to make a Kings size quilt. The cost sure did add up fast! I can't wait to get started and I can't wait to see your quilts!.
Have a sweet and creative day, Hugs Elizabeth

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the vintagey feel of the fabrics, Donna! I especially love the "On the Road" fabric. Be sure and show us the quilts when you're done!

Jillayne said...

"Who am I to disagree" are the next lyrics in the song - and I wouldn't! Your fabrics are perfect for your new home away from home. It looks like you are almost ready to roll....

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Donna,
Both fabrics are beautiful. I especially like "On the Road." Can't wait to see the cases and quilts you make with them!
Angela

Createology said...

I don't know how you manage to have the perfect fabrics for your lovely quilts and projects. Your new road home will love these quilts. Happy sewing...

Michelle May said...

You just love to get songs stuck in my head all day don't ya??? hee,hee,hee.
Love the fabric girlfriend.
xx, shell

DeeDee said...

man I could really use that map fabric for my current ATC card... love it...

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