Sunday, April 6, 2008

As Promised, New Fabric, New Blocks Progress

I like to think that I always keep my promises. So you can count this one as kept!! My sister-in-law recently went to the Quilter's Heritage Celebration in Lancaster. I usually go but haven't been in the last couple of years due to unforeseen circumstances. (very sad :( face). Anyway, Cherrywood Fabrics is always there as they are one of the sponsors. So as any good quilter would do that desperately needs more fabric, I called her on her cell begging her to pick me up some of their wonderful hand dyed fabrics. They are seriously wonderful and they look like suede...NO LIE!! If you have never seen them before you have to go to there website by clicking here. Anyway, here is a picture of what she picked up for me.

They also now have dyed thread to match some of their color gradations. So of course, I asked her to pick up some of the thread too. She it sitting on top of the fabric...YUMMY!

Okay, so once I had this fabric in my hot little hands, I promptly washed it up and started cutting away. Here are the results. I made this block first....



Then this block was made second....

Then I put the blocks together and here are the current results. Keep in mind this quilt is not yet finished. I have to add a piano keys type border yet.


Here you can see Rolo inspecting my work and approving! By the way, these last 2 pictures of the fabric are a better depiction of their true colors.


She also picked me up an extra surprise from The Old Country Store. They are really fun, aren't they?


One other order of business, I have been tagged by both Jen of Sew and Sox and Jess of Heads Carolina and Tails California. I have not forgotten about this and I am planning a post dedicated just to this. I just haven't thought of what to post. I know you may think this is a lame excuse, but I have only come up with 2 things. I promise I will post it within the next week...honest!! So be sure to check back

Also, don't forget to check my website. I updated the gallery with more customer quilts. My April Newsletter is also up online, check out the tips and the Blog of the Month. If you would like, sign up to receive it while you are there.

Until next time....Happy Quilting!

Jackie

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16 comments:

Jacquie said...

Wow...you are quick. I can see with fabrics like that that you would want to dive in right away. This is stunning. Can't wait to see the border!

Vickie E said...

That quilt is wonderful. I have a difficult time working with solids..you prove how great they can look when put together correctly.

Tine said...

Ooooo wonderful! It's amazing that relatively simple blocks like that, can look so beautiful when the colors are combined as skillfully as you have done it here! Great great quilt. Looked at the website, and it looks like a store with a huge selection....must go back for a closer look!

from little acorns said...

Oh I remember meeting the sweet lady from Cherrywood Fabrics a few years ago at the Minnesota State Quilt Show (I was on vacation & when I learned the quilt show was on while I was there. . . & I just had to go!). Their fabrics are so amazing! I still have some of the little bundles & rolls I bought & I can't bring myself break then apart because they are so pretty & are displayed in a little basket in my studio.
Thanks for the link to their website. . . now I can get more!!
xo, Bren

~D Spack~ said...

I really like that quilt! What a great pattern for those hand dyed fabs. That would be a fun quilt to make. What pattern is it?

Cassie said...

What is it with fabric and cats? My kitty can not stay out of my sewing room if I am working. She even tries to sit on my lap when I am at my machine. I just love her. The picture of your cat makes me happy and so does your quilt. It reminds me of party confetti. Very lovely!

Sweet P said...

Wow! I love those fabrics and I love your blocks.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Wow...look at you go! It will be done before long. I love the fabric, how nice. Looks rich.

Arlette said...

I followed a link to your business site and after seeing your work,I am in total awe. The beautiful patterns that you have quilted is just mind blowing. How did I miss this before???? I guess I never looked further than your blog (although your blog is already filled with so much eye candy).

I adore your new quilt. The fabric really does look like velour. The vibrancy of the colors are truly beautiful.

I love how you also have a feline "inspector" too. In my opinion, they're indispensable to the sewing room.
Aloha!

julieQ said...

Suck lovely hand-dyed fabric! and your quilt is simply fantastic! I have been in the old Country Store! and it is wonderful...

Dawn said...

The hand-dyed fabric is so gorgeous---I love, love the solid fabric blocks. So different, but so positively vibrant!

eileensattic said...

This reminds me of Amish quilts. The solids are so wonderful. Your quilt is going to be terrific. Can't wait to see it finished.

And HEY YOU! Congratulations!!! I see you won the fabric pack from Bunny Tails! Yippee!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty colors! I'm so impressed that you get right to work as soon as you get your fabrics. Mine seem to have to age for awhile. Your quilt tester looks very comfortable with your choices LOL!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Those are incredible! I love the richness and you can see they look like they have a texture. Beautiful.

Christine said...

Good to see Rolo keeping up the feline quilt inspector role. Your quilt is looking very impressive with those lovely hand dyed fabrics. The piano keyboard border sounds very interesting. Looking forward to seeing more. Take care.
Christine

Grazia said...

Wonderful hand dyed fabrics....and lovely quilt!!!!!!!
Congrats for your speedness too!!!!!

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