Before I get started with my post for today, I just wanted to let you know that Maria over at Passing Down Crazy is having a great giveaway with my Living Large 2 book and some fabric. Click here to check it out. She is quilting her way through Living Large 2, by making each project in the book. It’s quite an ambitious endeavor, but it is very Maria. She is always up for a challenge! I am anxious to see what she comes up with, as you know I love a good color option.
Yes, the fabric that we (Mom and I) have been waiting for is finally here. Mom and I painted this line up last summer, so it always seems like a long wait. Many of you have asked about it, as I said it was coming in June. Well, it’s a month late, but it is finally arriving in stores. My bolts arrived too . . . . They look so cheerful sitting in my studio.
I designed a single pattern to show how I envision using the fabric. There are several size options, from lap to queen and there are two color options – planned and scrappy.
Here’s a closer look at the quilt that uses all of the prints from the line
The two options look completely different, even though they are from the same fabric line! This one is my current favorite, as I love the brown, teal and gray together. (In fact, I love the gray so much, that the line I just painted up for next year has 4 gray prints instead of one. ) I also like the idea that you can get a taste of the line, even if buying the entire fat quarter pack isn’t in your budget).
I had some fun quilting this one. I did it free-hand and started with the question mark-shaped swirl in the center, then just feathered around it to fill the space.
I will be adding a few Whimsy kits to the website as soon as my internet is running better. It took me like 3 hours to load these photos. I have no idea why everything kept locking up on me, but I was determined to get this post done. In the meantime, I have added a fat quarter pack to the kits tab (EDIT – the kits are now up too) and hopefully you will find the fabric at your local shop any day now. For those of you who are regular readers, you know the drill about the fat quarter pack. Leave a comment and you will be eligible to win the first pack that goes out the door. I’ll pick a winner next week, so stop back soon!