In the past few weeks (I can't remember when) I finished up my quilt top for the Marshmallow Brochette Quilt Along! Woohoo!
|(the color is a little off...it came out of the camera like this...and I can't seem to fix it...but you get the idea!)|
Quilt Dad one day when he was, rightfully, gushing about Joel Dewberry. I clicked the little link in Quilt Dad's post and immediately fell in love with Modern Meadow. It was the most beautiful fabric I had ever seen and I knew I could not live without it! (I'm not exaggerating. I would have died a thousand deaths if I couldn't get my hands on it! Luckily, before I had to be put on life support, I ordered a bundle of berry fat quarters from one of my favorite stores). I'm still in love with this line and I want to buy more!
Maybe because it was one of my first modern fabric purchases, maybe because I love it so much that I don't want to waste it on the "wrong" project...whatever the reason, I have not been able to cut into this fabric. Hoarding the thing you love and saving it for a special occasion go against my way of being. For example, we use our fancy china every night that we cook dinner (we can't put the it in the microwave when we have leftovers...Chris tried...it was a quick, and unsuccessful, trial....I did not tell him "I told you so." Well, I guess now I did...). Chris also uses one of the good coffee cups every, single morning. We want to enjoy our china every day, not just on special occasions.
I am usually like that with fabric too. I like to use it and make something that I can enjoy. So what the heck goes on with me and the Joel Dewberry bundle? I still don't know. But when I started piecing my Marshmallow Brochette quilt, I held my breath (I'm not kidding) and cut 1 square out of each of my pinks!
(I seriously cut out a square - not even a whole strip. Baby steps...) I only ended up using 5 of the 6 prints, and I mixed them in wherever they fell in the color gradation. I'm so in love with the colors and design of this quilt! Thanks for being a design genius, Natalie!! I already have the fabric for the backing...I just need to piece it and get it basted....and quilt it...and pick more fabric and attach the binding. See? I'm practically done!
(Wow, I got a little wordy there, huh? See what happens when I bottle it up!)