August 5, 2011

Choosing Fabrics For My Farmers Wife Quilt...

I've started to choose the fabrics I want to use for my Farmer's Wife quilt project. Don't fret. I'm not going to start until this fall, but don't you agree that the planning is half the fun?
I hadn't been shopping for fabric in a while, so rather than just sort through my stash, I thought I'd go and see what's new and what I might find for theme fabrics. As soon as I walked into the shop, I saw a fabric I had to have!
 How could I possibly be a farmer's wife without including animals? When I saw the dogs, cats, birds and owls in the stone-colored fabric, I knew I had my starting point. It's just one of the most right choices for this undertaking.

In case you're interested, I'll share the fabric information with all of you. Even if you're not going to tackle the Farmer's Wife quilt (with or without me), you might want to add one or more of these to your own private stash. They are (from left to right on the top photo): 1) Marcus Fabrics Design 2906 by Faye Burgess, 2) Moda Fabrics Chocolat by 3 Sisters, 3) Lecien Fabrics Summertime Friends by Lynette Anderson Designs, and 4) also Lecien Fabrics Summertime Friends by Lynette Anderson.
Each of the fabrics has a homespun, vintage kind of appearance and are of the softest cottons. I'm going to try to incorporate a little of at least one of these fabrics into every square in my Farmer's Wife quilt. Of course, I'll be choosing more fabrics to coordinate with or compliment these, but these will be the cornerstones of my project.

I'll be sure to show you more of the fabrics as I choose them, and when it's time to start, I'll show you the whole pile I've selected. I'm getting excited at the prospect of doing this project. I think it's going to be really fun.

11 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness! Such lovliness! I can hardly wait to watch your progress on this farmer's wife quilt. Be still my heart! Twyla

Lee said...

Love the fabrics you have chosen, not really a quilter myself have one waiting to be finished am better at designing quilts and letting others do the work look forward to seeing the progress.

Rettabug said...

Ooooo, how pretty! I is PERFECT for your Farmers Wife quilt.

and ummm.....I hate to tell you, but FALL is only one month away. LOL I'm actually looking forward to it & an end to this dreadful heat & humidity.

Stay cool, Honey & pat ALL the boys on the head for me, k?


Sharon said...

I love the fabric with the animals on it! Your quilt is going to be beautiful!

Chris said... pretty!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Donna,
Oh My Goodness, I love these...especially the little dog and cat. It will be fun to watch your progress!

Enjoy your weekend. ~Natalie

Createology said...

You certainly do have the eye for selecting and coordinating fabrics. These choices are perfect together. I love the animal print. Soft colors as dreamy as the coziness of a quilt. Blissful weekend dear...

Jennifer M. said...

These fabrics are so pretty! Its so hard for me to cut pretty fabrics. Sometimes it is more fun to look and them and pet them than cut them. I have a problem I know. :D I do the same with paper too. I'm really big into paper crafts and sometimes I find beautiful papers that I can't bring myself to cut.

Fabric shopping is fun. Unfortunately the last quilt shop in Miami just closed their doors and all we have left is a Joann Fabrics. Not much great quality to choose from for fabrics I'm afraid. I know when I start my next quilt project I will be making a one hour trip to a fabric store. :)

Enjoy your weekend,

DeeDee said...

Perfect choice of fabrics.... :D

Jillayne said...

I'm already swooning! I love Lecien fabrics and they are so hard to find here - I think I've seen one!!
I am looking forward to following you along on your journey with the Farmer's Wife and seeing all teh different blocks come together. I do love quilting!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Those are so pretty together. Lynette is an incredible designer. I would love to meet her in person one day. She looks so fun!
xx, shell


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