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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Have you ever bought a fabric because you just totally love everything about it, then spend the next 3-5 years trying to fit into just about every quilt you make?  Just to find that it is practically impossible to make the best use of it.

This fabric has been one of those buys for me.  I just loved it and could not find a home for it.  I had almost decided to use it on the back of a quilt!  What a waste
This week I finally found a home for it.   One of my magazine editors asked me to turn a collection of blocks into a quilt, and gave me less than 3 weeks in which to do it.  I work well under pressure, and find a deadline very motivational.......so I did it.  I fished out some sashing, and guess what!  This large print finally found a home. 
It is the only time I have matched it up with other fabrics, when it did not try to take over.
 These are 6" friendship blocks from 2012, swapped with people from all over the world.

I am very happy with the result, and so is the editor (The Boss!)  So glad I finally used this beautiful fabric, and I do have some left over.  Will see if I can use it again.

The quilting is pretty basic to say the least!  In the ditch around the blocks and the sashing, and across the blocks.  Will probably follow the line on the printed fabric on the border.  All on the machine!


  1. Splendid! And I LOVE your sashing choice as well.

  2. Beautiful! And yes, I have a few fabrics like that too!

  3. Perfect border for this quilt Wendy!

  4. Is this the same fabric you tried to use for your Baskets Galore quilt? I just love it and it works so very well with this quilt. Good job finding a great match-up for your lovely fabric. I've had fabric like this myself that is very hard to use and I start to wish I'd never bought it.:)

  5. I have the same fabric, and I have experienced the same challenge to use it. Your success with finding a palette that works well with it is encouraging.

  6. It looks beautiful as a border for those wonderful blocks!

  7. Wow! I wish I had 6 yards of that gorgeous fabric. You put it to very good use. It brought all the blocks together beautifully.