Tuesday, 6 November 2012

See a Penny, pick it up, all that day...

See a penny, pick it up, all that day, you'll have good luck.  I've been drooling over Alison Glass's line Lucky Penny for Andover Fabrics for a while now and today, thanks to Annie from Village Haberdashery, some landed in my letter box.


Annie has some of these fabrics on order and has gone for a grey / raspberry / mustard selection with a good mix of blenders and statement prints.  


My photo of the fabrics is not quite as lovely as this one I've just stolen from Alison's flickrstream:

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And so now I'm all of a dither and don't know whether to  take the plunge and start a whole new quilt (and of course I have one designed in my head but do I have the time to make a quilt before Christmas?).

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Or do I wimp out and make a smaller, quicker project just because I need to cut into these fabrics today? And if I do make a quilt, what do I sash with?  Kona zucchini?  Cactus?  Curry?  Seafoam?  Berry?  Cerise?  Coal?  Chartreuse?  Pomegranate?  Glacier?  Other?  Help me out here!

26 comments:

  1. I love Lucky Penny - the colours are so gorgeous!

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  2. Oooh Curry... or seafoam... You could just take a weeee bitty off each print and make a pillow or something with a few of those solids mentioned - you'd soon find a favourite I'm sure.

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  3. Oooh, I adore Lucky Penny, too! I'm working on a quilt with it right now, using a small-scale black print as the sashing to really set the prints off, but I think Kona Zucchini would be super fun for a sashing! Curry would be a good second choice, for sure. And yes, you do have time to make a quilt before Christmas!! :)

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  4. Thank you Lynne for the post! Elizabeth - Are you?! How great! Can't want to see!!

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  5. Go on, make a quilt - you know you want to! Why does it have to be finished before Christmas though?

    The fabric is gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you make with it and some of those gorgeous solids you mentioned - I looked them all up and can't choose between them!

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  6. It is 2 months, more or less, till Christmas, make a quilt, the fabric is very fun.

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  7. What a great fabric range. But I'm going to live vicariously and not get tempted to buy any more fabric right now...

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  8. Kona Curry is my favourite Kona colour- I always have it in my stash and reorder when I run out!

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  9. Love this fabric. Do something small to get your fabric fix and then do something bug after the holidays. I always get the holiday blues in January so fabric takes care of that! Will look forward to see what you make!

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  10. Oooh! I hadn't seen this line before. I sure do love those colors! I don't blame you for wanting to cut into it TODAY!!!

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  11. Oh yummy! These fabrics are truly mouth watering. A must have - can't wait for them to hit the shops. Maybe keep the fabrics for a quilt for when you have time, even if it's only after Christmas.

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  12. Such pretty colors. You have time to make a quilt

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  13. oh lucky girl! I've been itching to get my hands on this line. Must contact andover again. ;) Cerise is one of my all time favorite Kona colors so you can't go wrong with that. But I'm a sucker for seafoam too.

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  14. After my Dad died (of the ripe old age of 95!) I would find pennies everywhere! Nickels, dimes, quarters and even $10 once! I still find money here and there and I keep them all in a jar ~ it's really full. I figure they are pennies from heaven!
    Love Lucky Penny ~ it's a great group of fabrics! Of course I like Chartreuse mainly because I love the way it the word sounds!

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  15. Oh, fantastic colourful fabrics! How about not sashing but making an all-over pattern? If you just want to try playing with the fabrics you could make table mats with different coloured Kona as a border on each one (but then I am a bit obsessed with mats). Whatever you do, I'm sure it will be fabulous, and beautifully designed and sewn and I look forward to seeing it sometime.

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  16. I love these fabrics. I think I might have to have them too

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  17. Those prints are fabulous. You must make a quilt.

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  18. Work on the basis that you should make from it whatever it is "calling" for you to make, the results will be better and you'll have scratched that itch, and disregard that big festival winging its way towards us!! They are beautiful fabrics, shame i was having palpitations going through my stash today, no more fabric (for now!). Ange :)

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  19. ooh that is gorgeous fabric. I think if you've enough then make a pillow now and a quilt when you've got more time. Might have to go shopping when it's available, it's luscious.

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  20. How lucky are you to get your hands on these. They are gorgeous! You've got to make the quilt. Forget Christmas and just go for it. What does it matter if you don't finish until afterwards.As to the Kona cottons, I love curry, but I think you need more contrast. So cerise or pomegranate or seafoam but whatever you make I'm sure it will be fabulous. Can't wait to see what you choose.

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  21. Dammit - more fabric I must have, those are just wonderful prints and colors, I need to stop reading your blog!

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  22. All I am thinking is that I need a Kona Colour Card so I can join in!

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  23. Do you really need another table runner? I only make things that I can and will use, but unlike you, I'm an empty nester and probably have a little more time. Make a quilt or something else that you need or can use. I'd have to see the quilt before suggesting which fabric to use for the binding.

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  24. What cool (as in excellent) colours!

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  25. Make a SKIRT! And wear your new creation! Or a fabulous bag - or both! Curry!

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