Saturday, February 19, 2011

Just Do It

I didn't want to cut into my new fabric collection but a little voice inside me said "Oh, just do it!" So here's a block I made today:


Made from some of my new Marcus Fabrics - the lovely pink and brown floral is from the Bancroft line, coming to stores in March.

Look familiar? The block is a prettier pink and brown version of the center part of this quilt from my book The Civil War Sewing Circle. All it needs are the half-square triangles and borders and I'm done.




It's such a romantic-looking block now.

Making a quilt like this with some lovely romantic fabrics might be just what our heroine needs to pull herself out of her winter doldrums . . .

17 comments:

  1. You crack me up Kathy!!! Thanks for the giggle... Julia

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  2. I love it. I purposly don't use fabrics because I don't want them to be gone. I miss out on enjoying projects made out of my favorite fabrics which is why I bought them in the first place. We are strange creatures, aren't we. I love your new book and can't wait to make some projects out of my favorite fabrics. By the way, I have been teaching a miniatures class at my local Quilt shop using your book, "Prairie Children and their quilts". Along with the projects in the book, I have down sized some of them to even smaller sizes. We are loving it. Thanks for all your inspiration.
    Kathy in Michigan

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  3. Those fabrics are beautiful and look great in that block. I love the fabrics!

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  4. Beautiful Kathy! I'll keep a lookout for the Bancoft line of fabrics next month, they are very pretty!

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  5. Your block is lovely and yes, romantic. I love all my Civil War fabrics and, at times, have had trouble cutting into them. But I've come to learn that it is much better to make them into a small quilt that I can enjoy rather than leave them on the shelf. Your new book is fabulous, I received my copy a couple of weeks ago and have already made the Scrap Squares Doll Quilt. I think the next one will have to be the One-Patch Doll Quilt with a lovely floral thrown into the mix, and perhaps a lighter border. Thanks for putting together such an inspiring new book, I've been enjoying it on a daily basis. I'll probably have to get another one as this one will soon be worn out.lol

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  6. Lovely fabrics and a great block! I can't find myself to 'just do it' on some of my fabrics :) I like them uncut and folded :D :D Others I have no problem dissecting:D

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  7. Love your fabrics and the block. Thanks for the giggle. Hugs

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  8. I was so hoping you would share with us your projects for these delicious new fabrics and voila there it is today...Lovely

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  9. Great block. That one is on my list to do, so maybe I will wait for the Bancroft line to show up!

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  10. This looks pretty already.
    Love the colors.
    Greetings Janny

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  11. What a very lovely quilt! The fabrics are pretty!

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  12. Kathy, your dear little block is positively romantic and very pretty in those yummy fabrics. it's been a long day at the office and i'm feeling a tad blaaah just like the lady in your pic..i think a cup of earl grey tea should pep me up :)

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  13. What a great little block and the colours as lovely!! Your first one is also lovely but it always amazes me what a change of colour can bring!! Have a happy sewing day, hugs, Daniëlle

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  14. Love the block, its so sweet. Hope that Spring is right around the corner for you....
    Wendy

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  15. Well done! Nice fabric is to be pieced! The result is a very beautiful block!
    Hope you were not feeling as low as the lady depicted!

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