Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I Just Went In For 3 Patterns........

I really did. I just went in for 3 patterns to add to my Elegant Garden that I am going to make. I let my oldest daughter talk me into babysitting Friday and Saturday (not sure you "babysit" a 12 year old, lol)and since I don't want to take my sewing machine with me I wanted some handwork to do. All of the patterns are available from Laundry Basket Quilts .

I am going to do this quilt in fossil ferns. I have been collecting fossil ferns a little at a time from The Cotton Club and now have fat quarters of all of them, and I always fall back on using them when I have to have a "special" color or whatever. Anyway, I have the whole enchilada color wise of them, and I think they will be gorgeous done in these patterns. I am using a fossil fern background for them.














Here are some of the colors in the fossil ferns, just to give you an example of what is available. And, I am using from stash! Yea!!














I was standing in the quilt store talking to one of the employees while another was hanging this quilt up. It is the Web Sampler Celebration quilt that is being done on the internet by 12 quilt stores. This quilt is absolutely gorgeous. The pictures do not do it justice, that's for sure. Even though I took these, it is difficult to see how pretty this quilt really is.







Cindy Lisa , Carol and I are going to do this one. Nicole is still on the fence. If you are going to do this sampler join us. I think 3 months should be ample time to finish it, which would give us until May 1.

12 comments:

Nan said...

The Elegant Garden blocks are truly lovely, and I can't wait to see them in the fabrics you've chosen. They should be beautiful, Perry!
I also love that quilt you are going to make - it is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

OMG I just love the fabrics in this quilt. You are so right, the pictures don't do it justice. Can't wait to see the Elegant Garden blocks too. They are going to be pretty

Perry said...

The pictures really don't do this quilt justice. The border is a black toile and the other fabrics are so rich, I just love them! I can't wait to start it, lol.

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Carol said...

Oh my that is so pretty...can't wait until Friday.

Marcie said...

That quilt is gorgeous! I have been looking at the ad in a magazine and hadn't gone on line to look yet. Love the center! You are sure taking on a challenge. Those applique pieces are darling also. Isn't that Laundry Basket stuff cute!

Lisa D. said...

Your Elegant Garden quilt will be just stunning. I've always loved the Fossil Fern fabrics. I can't wait for Sampler Celebration! Yay! Oh and finishing our next challenge on my birthday, even.... ;-)

Knot Garden said...

That's a beautiful quilt, and the Elegant Garden blocks will look so lovely in your fabrics. Bet you can't wait to start them.
Caroline

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Perry, I'm thinking about doing this one with you. I love the pattern. just have to decide if I have the time. When do I have to decide?

danslalune47 said...

Yes Oklahoma Quiltworks did a great job for their finishing kit. But I wanted to see what Homestead Hearth did before I commit. I also like Bonnie Blue quilt finishing kit. I usually do bright quilts but I am trying to go outside the box this time. Cathy

Dawn said...

Wow thanks for the link. That quilt is beautiful! I hadn't paid attention to the emails about this because normally the colors aren't me - but this line is SO ME!

Kim said...

I have a block of the month quilt kit with similar blocks. A Marti Michell project. This quilt that you are doing looks fun, I like it!