Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fabric ISO pattern! STAT!

In the last post, I mentioned that I have some fabric that needs a pattern.  This post is me begging for some input.  Mom, that means you're going to have to figure out how to leave a comment.  Go find the person at work who taught you to use your ipod.

First up we have Girl Chirp.  I loved these fabrics online, but when I got them, they seemed flat, color-wise.  I need to add something to them to add a little more depth.  But then what?  This quilt needs to happen ASAP because my home-girl had a baby 12 days ago, and this fabric is for her.  Cute baby needs cute quilt.  Thinking filmstrip quilt.  But then again, there are some block size panels.  Perhaps I could fussy-cut.  Go to to check this out in better lighting.
Next up, we have Nouveau.  I bought 4 charm packs & 2 yards of the print.  Maybe a half square triangle quilt?  Tossed nine patch with the centers being the print?
And then we have Authentic.  I have a couple pieces of yardage that can go with this.  Or I could order more (I don't think online shopping will violate my solemn vow not to shop this weekend).  I have no clues on what to do with this.  The prints aren't too large, as one might expect.  Maybe Bento Box?
And then I have my peer-pressure purchase.  Okay, so no peers were with me when I ordered this.  And no one that I've seen online has bought this.  But something pulled me toward it.  But those voices have stopped talking to me, and here I am with Dolce, but no idea of what to do with it.  I will most certainly have to buy more fabrics to go with this because my stash is hurting regarding pinks and aqua.  Too much stash-busting perhaps wasn't such a grand idea?  Nah.
If you have any ideas, send them over, please!  I need my goals set by Friday evening.  Fairy godmothers, get out your wands.  (DeDe, this means you, too!)


  1. I am in such a dilemma too and I have a stack of fabric that needs patterns. Yesterday, I went to spotlight (a cheaper fabric store) to look for a fabric pen only to come home with 4 matching 1m fabrics!! What the??

    I could go on about it but I will blog it instead!!

    So, there are a few options that would get them done quickly...

    Wonky log cabins for the Girl Chirp maybe. Or a off centre square in a square (that is being done with one of my online purchases!!).

    Film strip is a great idea.

    I adore 1/2 square triangles and the Nouveau fabric would suit that perfectly as they are 5" squares. The pink flower for a wide border!

    Do you have any books that has a pattern that will use the Authentic layercake with? I have just finished a 'Star Cake' quilt that uses large 1/2 square triangles to make 4 huge stars. Did I tell you I love 1/2 square triangles LOL!!

    Check out Flickr for some inspiration, maybe??

    Good luck. I am about to go check and see how much I need to finish, start and get together!!

    I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more until I have all the others finished BUT if I did buy I would have to have a pattern ready and waiting for it. Ha! That promise didn't last long. Maybe I might start it now....

  2. Firstly, you don't need a pattern! A plan perhaps, but not a pattern!

    I don't know where to start!!!

    I definitely think the Nouveau needs to be used as half square triangles, absolutely definitely! I did some with a Moda pack about three years ago and turned them into a pinwheel style thing with sashing between and it was gorgeous.

    For me, the Authentic is screaming to have some red but I just googled the range and I think some gorgeous lime(ish) green added to it - one that will match the green(ish) in the rest of the layer cake - I think some simple rectangles with sashing but perhaps lay them by alternating portrait/landscape - this is very hard to describe in writing, I wish you were in the room so I could just draw it.

    And the last pic - is it the Dolce? For me that just screams to be made into girls skirts or dresses - a favourite for is the Oliver&S Lazy Days skirt but simple dresses that use a combination of them would be perfect!

    Have fun deciding - that's sometimes the best part!

  3. I'm still reeling from the lists blog. It made me do a couple of lists and I instantly became overwhelmed.
    I did see a cut little number in Quiltmaker #132. It might be on as well. I haven't checked. It is called Windblown Blossoms that might be cute with the Nouveau.Another one in there that would look cute in the Girl Chirp is called Lime Grape Fizz. The latest Easy Quilts by Fons & Porter ( also had some real cute ones in it. Sunny Day, Dancing Squares, Once Around the Block & The Great Cover-Up all caught my eye!

  4. Even though it's not finished, this is what I did with my Moda Nouveau.