March 18, 2012

A New Week, A New Quilt...

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might have noticed that until this year I usually only have one quilt going at a time. (I'm always working on a few things at once, but usually only one quilt at a time.) So far in 2012, I'm working on a Scrappy Plates quilt and our Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt QAL.

I told you recently that we'll be going to Michigan in May to a friend's wedding. That beautiful card with a peacock feather attached is their wedding announcement. When I decided that I wanted to make something special for them, I knew that a quilt would be our gift to them. (I asked each of them their favorite colors when we had dinner with them. Bara said he loved blues and black, and his future wife, Iman said she loved jewel tones and green.) With that knowledge in hand, I went in search of fabric.
A few days after our dinner with the couple, I was sitting with the gals in our Saturday morning coffee group at Sandy's Quilt Shop. We were chatting away when I noticed a piece of fabric hanging on the wall. I was stunned! It was perfect!

Kathy and Nora went and grabbed the newly arrived collection for me to see and after I chose which of the fabrics in the line I wanted to use, they had to unwrap them to cut the yardage!

My appointment date for Kathy to do the long-arm quilting on this piece is April 20th (or thereabouts), so now I have a deadline, too. This week, I'll be laying out the fabrics, deciding on a design and I'll commence to cutting and sewing. I'm so excited to see how this queen size quilt will look. Can you even believe my great good fortune in finding this collection? Kathy and Nora were tickled for me!

So, although I have Farmer's Wife blocks to assemble and Scrappy Plates to finish, the Wedding Peacocks will be at the front of the line this week.
Today, I'll close with a photo of me with my very own little leprechaun, "Taggart O'Corgi". Did you know that he'll be a year old on April 3rd? I can't believe how quickly time flies with a growing puppy!

Tag asked me to remind you about our Third Blog Anniversary giveaway. If you haven't signed up for the drawing yet, here's the link to our giveaway post.

Tag will be back tomorrow with his own post, but today, we both wish you a beautiful and creative week!

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Jennifer M. said...

Those are gorgeous fabrics you've found. I can't wait to see how that quilt looks when it is done. :)


Quilt Kitty said...

Those fabrics are perfection, how wonderful. Tag is so cute & you look very happy with that little man in your arms. Just the way it should be! Tracee xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gosh I love that fabric. This is gonna be a good one!!

Are you sure Tag's not part rabbit? Look at those ears!!

Vickie said...

oooooooooo!! That fabric is just beautiful. Have fun!

Deb said...

Those are some beautiful fabrics. I can not wait to see how this quilt turns out.

Tag looks like such a sweetheart. And it looks like he likes having his picture taken too.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Donna the colors for that new wedding quilt are stunning!!! I can hardly wait to see what you do with all that wonderful color! The wedding couple are so lucky to be receiving such a treasure. I am really excited to watch the progress and I have to say that little Taggart O'Corgi put a big smile on my face this morning!
Have a lovely day and hugs to Tag!
Tina xo

Kathy said...

Those fabrics are perfect! They will make a stunning quilt - can't wait to see what you do with them.

Anonymous said...

Full plate, rather, sewing table for you. In my sewing room there's a log cabin that needs one more row of blocks plus the sashing before I pin it. FW is hanging in the balance and one little girl quilt. Plus son moving back from Law School to study for the Bar Exam. There goes the food budget.

The fabric is stunning. Can't wait to see your pattern choice.

Createology said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw your newest fabrics. Those are my dearest favorite colors and I was just looking at that peacock fabric online yesterday. This wedding quilt will be breathtaking! Blissful quilting dear...

Raewyn said...

The fabric is a perfect match - happy sewing!

Queenie Believe said...

You could not have found more perfect fabrics for this special couple's wedding gift. What a wonderful family heirloom in the making. I'm sure it will be awesome.
Have a great day!
Always, Queenie

zooperson said...

Now that is some beautiful fabric and one beautiful doggie! Top flight both of them!. Be sure to let us see the finished quilt before it is presented.

Cathy said...

The fabrics and colors are just gorgeous! What block or design are you going to use? I can see it in a fan sampler, bridal bouquet or a kaliedescope looking block. Can't wait to see what you do!

Cathy ♥

Rettabug said...

You could not have found a more perfect fabric for their quilt than if you had designed it yourself! It is going to be scrumptious & I'll anxiously await your choice of pattern.

Somewhere I remember seeing suggestions on how to use fabrics with BIG prints like that peacock to their best advantage. I'll see if I can find that info, as it might help you to make a choice.

Hugs to you & your sweet 1 yr. old pup!

Minimiss said...

That fabric is stunning Donna. I know it will make a gorgeous quilt.

Michelle May said...

That fabric is sooooooooooooooo pretty! Can't wait to see it!
Just want you to know that I stole that photo of you and tag and saved it on my computer. I looooove it!!


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