Fabric Shopping for the Joy Quilt

>> Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This is the third process post for a quilt for my daughter.

The first post introduced the fabrics from her stash.

The second post revealed my design for the quilt so far.

This post is about fabrics I've bought to make the quilt!

The three fabrics on the left I bought at my local quilt shop. The top left fabric I bought half a yard of because I thought the circles echoed the design in the sprite inspiration fabric.
The other two I only bought as fat quarters. The middle one I actually went back a second time for because I wasn't sure if it would blend well enough. Its background is a pale green - you can see the green sprite on the right. I think the greens are leaning more towards a 'modern mint' hue than a lime green that my daughter would like. 

I did some online shopping through Sew Mama Sew during their big quarterly sale. I tried to remedy the green dilemma with this fun print from Izzy House. The little dots in it are a pretty good matching coral. The bottom stripe is from one of Sarah Fielke's lines and is a bolder version of the stripe in the trees.

I'm most excited about the bloom fabric at the top left.

I think it's going to be one of my tree top fabrics! You can see in this photo I tried to point out where these two prints will fit in. The wavy stripe is from the same fabric line as the sprite fabric. The bloom print I'm not sure what line it's from, but you can see the background is a brighter white than my sprite fabric. I think that will help it stand out as a tree top and I'm not too concerned about.

My only concern is that my fat quarters from Sew Mama Sew are actual fat quarter cuts of the yard, not cut as fat quarters packaged. It means my fabric is in a long strip, not a squarish rectangle, and I may end up with seam lines in my tree top. Something to work out later on!

I really thought I would have a block or two made by this time. The quilt will be a Christmas present for my daughter. I've got 9 more months to make some magic happen!

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Rachel Slote-Brown April 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM  

I think you mean you have 8 months left to make some magic happen.
I love the tree top fabrics. Are you keeping the design you first decided on or has that changed?
Looking forward to seeing your progress next month.

Nanette Merrill May 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM  

Well I love the fabrics. The colors are beautiful. You're off to a good start.

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