Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Time for fabric-tastic!

The creativity continues.

I frequently buy fabric.  It's like a buffet of good food, I have no resistence to a cute print.  It's a problem for many, I truly know that I am not alone.  Why else would people print t-shirts that say "The one with the most fabric wins?" 

Generally, I purchase fabric and let it "age" for a while.  Why sew today, what one can sew tomorrow.  Or, maybe it was a random purchase and I'm afraid if I use for one project, I'll find an even better project.

But, for once, I bought the fabric and didn't let it get lost in my crap room or covered in dust.  I can't say that I put sewing machine needle to fabric immediately, but it was within a good time frame.

This weekend my mom and cousin Cheryl and I went to the quilt retreat at Camp Calvin Crest.  It is a great retreat to work on new and old projects.  (the next one is the first weekend in November).  We had a great day of sewing, chatting, eating, sewing and chatting.  I'm proud to say that through all of this (and a miscut of some fabrics) I completed my quilt top.

Love the Heather Bailey fabrics in this project "Livin' Large" by Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures.  My dear friend Julie, owner of Prairie Point Juction, was so kind to mail me the kit and pattern.  Even better, she is having Heather out to her fall retreat in September. 

I can't wait to see what this project looks like once quilted.  The backing is two wonderful lime green prints.  I think a dark chocolate thread will really pop the quilt design.  Hopefully the quilt lady agrees.


1 comment:

Betsy said...

kelli....i think i am gonna have julie make quilt kits for me!!! holy cow those all look so awesome!!!