Sunday, 20 May 2012

Summer Project

OK so I always start planning my summer projects around now so that, when that one annual day of sunshine comes to the UK, I will be prepared with some hand sewing to take into the garden with me.  The day hasn't come yet but should be here any time now.  And so I am aiming to make something which might be one tenth or even one millionth as beautiful as this quilt which is possibly my favourite quilt of all time.  It was a BOM from the BOM shop of wonders Amitie Textiles in Melbourne Australia and will at some point soon be a book which I will buy on release day.  This version here is made by my friend Lil, aka Fissiett on Flickr.

Green tea, sweet beans

So I emailed Peg at Sew Fresh Fabrics and asked her for some background fabrics - kind of creams, greys, aquas which will make the scrappy background to my Green Peas and Ham quilt and they sent me these lovelies.  Look at that McCalls sewing guide fabric. 



I have mentioned in the past that I don't like choosing fabrics - I get anxious and confused and wish every shop would have a plethora of bundles for me to choose from because I feel safer buying bundles than lots of FQs. 



And that's why I love Peg from Sew Fresh Fabrics because I just email her the idea of what I'm looking for and she goes and chooses a stack of FQs for me.  And then when they arrive it's like unwrapping a Christmas present as I have no idea what's going to be in there.


18 comments:

  1. Oh you are going along a different colour line here - not your usual bright and funky colours - this should add another layer of challenge with this project - I'll be waiting impatiently to see how you get this going
    pssst - your hopeful about the sun coming out and staying out ;o)

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  2. I`m planning some hand sewing too for the day when it`s so hot that you can only sew in a horizontal position. What an amazing quilt and just beautiful bundles - I love that McCalls too and that blue bundle - stunning. Enjoy your planning.

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  3. Gorgeous fabrics. You never know the sun may shine for at least one day between now and Christmas ;-)

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  4. That is an amazing quilt, really beautiful. Must take ages to make, but I'd be tempted too! Hope you post about the book when you get it.

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  5. That quilt is stunning!

    Lovely and yummy background fabrics Lynne! What fabrics are you going to use for the colourful parts and applique?

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  6. oooh this is going to be scrumptious ... cool and summery and dreamycreamy with a zing of ice-cream eyebrow* provided by the aquas ...

    *that accute pain/pleasure thang when something is so cold it shoots an arrow into yer eyebrow

    Love the bundles and that first quilt by Fissiett is, like, totes droolsome.

    oh and bwahaha to the idyllic stitching in the sun vision ... I'm quilting in bed with two duvets and a bobble hat!

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  7. You have some gorgeous fabrics here. It is wonderful to have a quilt shop you can count on! They will look beautiful in that quilt!

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  8. That quilt is amazing! I am the same way for choosing fabrics, stacks/bundles are best. Love that Mccalls fabric too.

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  9. Looking forward to seeing your version. Hey, you can come up and sit with me in my gran's garden this afternoon - we have sun!!!

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  10. Interesting. I love the idea of unwrapping fabric delivery without knowing what's inside, but I actually like shopping for fabrics. Too much so for my budget! I think I'll remember this, though for the next time I have to make a quilt in colors that aren't necessarily my favorites. What a nice service for Sew Fresh to provide.

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  11. Looks like a wonderful project!

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  12. I'm the same way Lynne ~ I do know what I like but putting it together is daunting for me. Glad to know that there are others out there like me! Love that quilt!

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  13. Look forward to seeing your take on this quilt.
    I too am putting together a wee holiday project, thanks to you I find myself prepping an EPP one!!

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  14. That's so great to be able to do that! Choosing for yourself is such a hard task! =D

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  15. looks like a fantastic project: will there be some freezer paper applique in there too?! Those fabrics looks great

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  16. I'm not normally a fab of BOMs but that one if fab, and so. Are the fabrics too. I not only hesitate on choosingfabrics, but haved reached an age where I don't seem capable of making *any* decision!

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  17. I love the fabrics Peg chose for you and can't wait to see the first block!

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