Monday, 21 November 2011

Start of a new quilt

Well I've just got some fabrics in for a new project.  a FQ set of Echo by Lotta Jansdotter from Alice at Backstitch which I am head over heels in love with.  This is the fabric line of this year as far as I am concerned.  Being naturally uncool in person, I like to try to gravitate towards the cool kid fabrics so that, by magic osmosis, my projects will look cooler than I really am.  My kids tell me it's no longer "cool" to say "cool", especially the way I say it with the "l" clearly pronounced on the end.  Apparently I am an epic fail in both my pronunciation and use of the word "cool".


I also bought some yardage for backing of Cameroun Jungle - Alexander Henry - from Sew Fresh Fabrics.  Those ladies are so clever.  I told Peg and Becca what fabrics were going on the front of the quilt and what the design was and asked them to suggest a backing with the same sort of feel and I think they made a wonderful choice, as always.


I've started this new project three times so far and not liked what I've made any of those times so I'll keep on going and hope that, by the time it appears in the next issue of Fat Quarterly, it will actually look the way it looked in my head when I started out and not an epic fail.

32 comments:

  1. the fabrics are lush! I wouldn't know cool if it ran up to me completely naked (bits a flapping) with a large neon sign round it neck saying i am cool! (or what ever the trendy types say now!). i've never been cool and hope never to be! your more than welcome to come join me in my geek corner!

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  2. Echo is on my "santa list"...I sure hope he is reading this...

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  3. Oh wow!! love it...what are you going to make with that??? Can't wait to see.

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  4. I look forward to seeing what you come up with, I have every confidence it will be excellent. By the way, my kid says cool is kind of timeless, so I think you are good.

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  5. I've been busy stashing up on Echo too!! I'm making baby trousers out of mine for Honey!!

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  6. I bought the same FQ bundle last week and agree with your "Fabric of the Year" assessment! Perhaps there should be annual consumer Oscar/BAFTA awards for our stash faves. You are on to something. Can't wait to see what you make with your Echo...

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  7. It will be interesting to see what you will make with this. Being Scandinavian it is much to my liking :) My kids stopped saying cool as well. Now everything is 'Top' like in top nice fabric line!

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  8. Loving Echo too. Nothing like kids to keep you right. We should start saying fab and groovy again just to annoy them.

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  9. Oh, I can't wait top see what you're making with these gorgeous fabrics! Have fun!

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  10. Ah, but what's cool to kids is not to adults, and vise versa. For example, adults think it's cool if kids clean up all their crap without being hassled, also if they do housework, and generally act normal. Apparently, kids don't find these things cool :)

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for that fabric.

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  11. Oh, I am SOOO lusting after a bit of Echo for my own stash...I can't wait to see what you're making with yours!

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  12. Kids are right, you can ditch the 'cool'. Shall we go with rad? Dope? Fly? I'm sure your new design will be a whole Lotta all that.

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  13. Lol ,,, I just get - 'that is soooo wrong!' when I say things are cool! My Echo is somewhere over the atlantic as I type! Can't wait! Look forward to seeing what you finally make :)

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  14. I'm sure whatever you make is going to look fabulous, how on earth could those fabrics not?!

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  15. I especially like that jungle print--it's similar to another print that I've often used. by the way, you are "way cool" in my book.

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  16. OMG those fabrics are to die for. Look forward to seeing what you create.

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  17. Oh you temptress - the fabrics are delicious and I can't wait to see what you create with them

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  18. predictive text has ensured that 'book' is the new 'cool' ...

    like oldy foldy is the new okey dokey ...

    Loving the echo ... already feeling slightly that it's too book for me

    x

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  19. I am still happy hugging my little stash of Echo!

    But I will watch what you do with yours if you are revealing anything before publication!

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  20. I just got a package of Echo in the post. It's so beautiful I'm at a loss what to do with it.

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  21. I love Echo, too. Can't wait to see what you'll make.
    What do kids say now instead of cool?

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  22. Well, I still say cool. I'm gonna say it until its cool again ;-) And you can tell your kids that i.m.o. you are one of the coolest people in blogland!!!!

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  23. Nah, the end result is bound to be cool as you've have never done less than that. I am right behind you embarrassing my kids and making them roll their eyes. I find it good entertainment!

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  24. My kids say 'cool', so I am still hip to the under 8s!

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  25. LOL, my dad and I were having that exact conversation this morning about when exactly it is in life that you stop picking up the newest 'cool' words on the street, such that your children ridicule you...

    Love the fabric, looking forward to seeing what it turns into

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  26. i just drooled on myself... echo mmmmmmmmmm!

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  27. In my house, it's either 'fail' (downing down in tone on the 'il') or 'epic' ( with about 6539 e's for emphasis!)

    I love watching the trends in language and the words that rotate over the years in 'coolness'.

    The other latest in Singapore (which personally drives me insane) is to finish off each sentence with 'right?'

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  28. Since I started quilting I've learned a lot more about what cool is. I'll be really interested in seeing how this project turns out.

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  29. I think you should give yourself a break and have some fails that aren't epic!! ;)
    Gorgeous fabrics, I know you'll make something very cool.
    I think it would be completely tragic if we all used the same 'cool' words as our kids. Makes me think of sad TV presenters trying to be down with the kids. oh dear!

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  30. I wasn't so struck with those fabrics all over blogland, but I saw some in my LQS the other day and was bowled over. They are so lovely! The scale is great, and the colours are beautiful. I gave in and bought some yardage for a skirt, but am determinedly trying to justify more.

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