Monday, September 13, 2010

Fancy Quilt - Work in Progress

My new project has been a long time coming, and was spurred on entirely by Nettie's Market Quilt (A Quilt is Nice) as pictured:

Image from A Quilt is Nice by Nettie
Much time has been spent considering just how best to use my Flea Market Fancy stash; many different layouts were contemplated at length.  It has, once again, come back to keeping it simple


  It is time to Stitch It rather than Stash It.

I have spent oodles of time cutting individual squares to ensure a random layout of color and pattern.  More than 400 squares each cut as 3.5 inch squares. 


The process of sewing rows together has commenced and I am really enjoying working with the colors and prints.  I love watching the quilt top emerge from the patchwork pieces.  Although I already have a pretty good idea of how the quilt is going to look, I am still very excited about this project.


Working with precious Flea Market Fancy fabrics is a joy!

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28 comments:

  1. Your fabric colors attract the gypsy in me !~!

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  2. Isn't it funny how much effort is required to make something appear random! I like the slogan "Stitch it, don't stash it".

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  3. This just may be my favourite RPQ quilt yet.
    Andi x

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  4. I hope this one does not go anywhere near etsy!

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  5. Oh Rita! I love that you are *using* it. : ) Little 3.5" inches of happiness. I can't wait to see it quilted up.

    ps- the picture of the rows sideways is so cool!

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  6. Oh goodness this is brave! Everytime I dig into my stash, it makes me so nervous, so good on you!

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  7. I too love "stitch it, don't stash it." I was actually given a stack of fmf today at church. Long, and happy, story. Have fun!

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  8. I love these style of quilt, nice and simple.

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  9. I love all of those colours ... it's going to look beautiful!

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  10. Fabulous fabrics, I'm sure this quilt shall be stunning...
    Hen x

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  11. Flea Market Fancy - how delicious! This is going to be a scrumptious quilt!

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  12. I loved that you put so much fmf in the gorgeous doll quilt you made me, I'm so thrilled to see you have some left for you. this is going to be a gorgeous quilt. xo

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  13. Drooling drooling drooling! I only recently got my hands on some FMF (so behind the 8 ball!) but I think I may have to pet it for a little while longer before I dare cut into it!

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  14. It's a shame the whole world can't make a quilt like Netties. I loved it too. I can't wait to see yours.

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  15. i saw this quilt this past week and it is gorgeous...this is a perfect way to use some of that gorgeous FMF stash

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  16. i have loved that quilt too - I'm sure yours will be every bit as amazing with that AWESOME (like I'd give away my first born for it) fabric! Can't wait to see it!

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  17. That quilt is going to be wonderful. I love that fabric.

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  18. How exciting to see some FMF become something - I have such a tiny bit - I can hardly bear to use it! But it deserves to be used - you know?:)

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  19. FMF is FAB! lucky for you to sew with it. I would stitch it instead of stashing too.

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  20. Ooh, this is going to be luscious! I'm intrigued that you're departing from your fabulously effective use of a pale solid to contrast with the prints. Can't wait to see where you go with this one :-)

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  21. You have the most delicious pictures!

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  22. Simple retro is still new and fresh! You inspire me. Can't wait to see pics of the finished quilt!

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  23. I love the look you are creating...it reminds me of a quilt I have by my MIL. It was made out of clothing scraps and flour sacks! I love the feel and look of it! Can't wait to see your finished product/pride of joy!

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  24. Just gorgeous! Once I finally get all (or most) of the prints, I will do the same and make something that I will truly cherish for a long time. I think making a quilt is a great use of our precious FMF stashes because you know it will probably be in good use a lot longer than anything else AND you can wake up to pretty fabric every morning!

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  25. mmmmm...you're making my mouth water! All those colors are divine :)

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  26. love to see what you make! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Stitching rather than stashing. This is the dilemma I am currently facing too but my fabrics that are screaming to be used are made by Hitomi Kimura. They are so beautiful I can't decide what to do and I'm almost frightened to cut into them.

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