Project Quilting – Fav Fabrics

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This week’s Project Quilting challenge was super hard. I had to decide what my favorite fabric was. In case you’re new to quilting, this is like asking a librarian what her favorite book is! Many of us have a stash full of beautiful fabrics. Some of them we’ve had for ages because we’re in love with the fabric and have yet to find a project worthy of cutting it up.

Fortunately for me, I like to use my fabrics, so chopping up some of my favorites wasn’t super difficult. For this challenge I decided to cut into my Good Company panel by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics.

good company panel

It’s 20 kinds of adorable, and along with the multi print made fabulous focus fabric for my challenge quilt this week.

good company multi print

For the quilt, I decided to pull several colorways that worked with the art in the focus prints. I chose to go with green, blue, yellow, purple, coral-orange, and neutrals.  I used each of these separate color ways to make scrappy improv log cabin blocks, along with a few solid squares interspersed throughout.

good company quilt

I started by blocking out my design on graph paper, determining the placement of the large panel pieces. The rest of the quilt layout was worked out as I went, and I absolutely love the results.

good company closeup

good company quilt

“Good Company” finishes at approximately 52×60″. Do you have a favorite fabric?

Sharing over at:
Project Quilting at Persimon Dreams, Thank God it's Finished Friday at Quokka Quilts, 
Sew Darn Crafty at Sew Many Ways, Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework,
Inspiration Monday at I Should be Mopping the Floor, Made by You Monday at Skip to My
Lou, Much Ado About Monday at Huckleberry Love, Show & Tell at Sugar Bee Crafts,
Show & Tell Tuesday at I Have to Say, Show & Share at Coastal Charm, Fabric Tuesday at
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28 thoughts on “Project Quilting – Fav Fabrics”

  1. Andrea, what beautiful fabric–and what an inspiring project you’ve made! That’s why I love your blog–I get so many good ideas from it and it keeps my creativity flowing! I need to make a quilted eyeglass case for my rather bulky sunglasses, and I was just thinking, this is a perfect way to use my favourite fabric!

    A question: I want to incorporate some transfer prints into my crazy quilt. Some are already ironed onto what feels like T-shirt type fabric, with a kind of plastic backing. Is there any special way to launder/clean a crazy quilt, particularly with an eye to keeping the transfers bright? Dirt/dust is a much bigger factor here where I live in than in the US, but still–do you handwash? Machine on a gentle cycle? Or send it to be drycleaned when it needs it?
    (I hope you don’t mind my commenting so often!)

    1. I don’t mind your comments at all. I look forward to them! If you did the transfers yourself, and followed the instructions, they should hold up fairly well in the gentle cycle of your machine. But if you’re still worried about it, you can seal it with something like Fabric Mod Podge – http://www.amazon.com/Podge-CS11218-8-Ounce-Glue-Fabric/dp/B001681Z8Q. This will seal the color in. It will make the fabric a bit more stiff feeling on top- at least at first (probably similar to how the back of that fabric feels) but you can test it on a scrap piece of fabric before you do all of them if you aren’t sure how you’ll like it.

    1. That is a really fun print. My local store has that line and I eye it every time I’m in there. I’ve been trying not to purchase too much fabric lately, but prints like that make it hard.

  2. What a great fabric to start with. And your treatment with colors and log cabins worked very well. The arrangement of the colors is nicely distributed.

    1. Thanks so much Claire! The placement of colors was improv, just like my log cabin piecing, but I got lucky and it worked out well. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Thanks so much Janie! The fabric makes me happy too. It was a perfect project to brighten my spirits through, what is hopefully, our last snow storm of the season.

    1. Thanks so much Marni! I really enjoyed making this quilt. Now I just wish the sun would shine and the flowers would grow so it can be as cheery outside as it is on my couch.

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